Green Brechans o' Branton (The)

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GREEN BRECHANS O' BRANTON, THE. AKA and see "Brekken at Branton," "Green Bracken." English, Jig. England, Northumberland. G Major (B Phrygian). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Branton is a tiny farming hamlet near Alnwick, nestling at the foot of the Cheviot Hills, half an hour from the Northumbrian coast. The word 'brechan' is a variant of 'bracken', the vegetation that covers the hills of the area. The melody appears in William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian music manuscript collection under the title "Brekken at Branton," and in Joshua Jackson's north Yorkshire manuscript collection as "Green Bracken."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 176.

Recorded sources:




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