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FASHION WHICH THE LASSES HAVE, THE (Am fasan th'aig na Caileagan). AKA and see "Lasses Fashion." Scottish, Reel. F Sharp Minor ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "This air is furnished with Gaelic verses, giving a ludicrous account of all the excentricities of female dress. It makes an admirable medley with No. 223 ('The Darling')" {Fraser}. The reel has some currency among Cape Breton fiddlers.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 220, p. 90. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 166.

Recorded sources: Carl MacKenzie - "Music from the Simon Fraser Collection." Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index: [1]

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