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FORTH BRIG [2], THE. Scottish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB' (Skinner): AA'BB' (O'Malley). Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) in commemoration of the opening of the railway bridge over the Forth of Firth in 1890. Similarities with Skinner's hornpipe "Mathematician (The)", according to the Univ. of Aberdeen's J. Scott Skinner site [1].

Source for notated version: "George Scott, whose father invented the three-row accordion that Jimmy Shand plays, wrote this (out) for me. He told me that it was a favorite of his brother. They played all over Europe as 'The Accordion Kings'... " [O'Malley].

Printed sources: O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 148, p. 74. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 46. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 129.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]




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