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GOLDEN LOCKS (Nighean bhuidhe bhoidheach). Scottish, Reel. B Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "The editor perfectly remembers this sprightly air to be one of the first of which he has any recollection, either sung to him by a nurse or some other person. It was, however, very imperfect, but constantly dwelt upon his mind till modelled into its present shape" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 150, p. 61. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 129.

Recorded sources: Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland - "Parlor Music" (2005).

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




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