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X:1 T:Fyket [1], The M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Davie’s Caledonian Repository (Aberdeen, 1829-30, p. 26) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador g|f>A e/f/g/e/ aAAg|f>A e/f/g/d/ BGGg|f>A e/f/g/e/ f>A e/f/g/e/|fd/f/ ed/c/ BG G:| |:e/g/|aa b/a/g/e/ AA Ae/g/|aa b/a/g/e/ gG Ge/g/|a>a b/a/g/e/ a>a b/a/g/e/|g>g e/g/B/g/ BG G2e/g/| aa b/a/g/e/ aA Ae/g/|aa b/a/g/e/ gG Ge/g/|aaa>g a/g/a/b/ ag/e/|d/e/g/b/ e/g/d/g/ BG G||



FYKET [1], THE. Scottish; Strathspey, March or Reel (whole time). A Mixolydian (Lowe, McLachlan, Stewart-Robertson): A Dorian (Davie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Lowe): AAB (Davie, Gow, McLachlan): AABB' (Athole, Skye). "Very Old" (Skye). A strathspey setting of the 'double-tonic' reel that John Glen (1891) finds earliest in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection (see "Fyket (2) (The)" for the reel setting). 'Fyket' means 'to fidget', as in fidgeting fingers.


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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; 28. Bremner (A Collection of Scots Reels), 1757; p.6. Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 60. Davie (Davie’s Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 26. Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 26. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 5. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 13. John McLachlan (Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 93, pp. 54-55. Stewart-Robertson (Athole Collection), 1884; p. 38.






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