Haughs of Spey (The)

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X:1 % T:Haughs of Spey, The M:C L:1/8 R:Pastorale C:J. Scott Skinner N:Dedicated to Alexander Reid B:Skinner - Logie Collection (1888, p. 72) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A F|E>D (C<E) (A2 A>)G|F>GA>F (E2 E>)d|c>BA>G (F2 d>)d|c>d B>A A2-[CA]:| d|c>dB>c (A2 E>)E|F>GA>F (E2 E>)F|E>D (C<E) (A2 A>)B|(cd) B>A (A2 A>)d| (cd/c/) (Bc/B/) (AB/A/) (GA/G/)|F>GA>F (E2 E>)F|E>D (C<E) (A2 A>)a|ed/c/ {c}B>A A2-[CA]||



HAUGHS OF SPEY, THE. Scottish, Pastorale or Slow Air (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scottish fiddler-composer and dancing master J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) and printed in his Logie Collection (1888). Skinner dedicated it to Alexander Reid, and appended this old rhyme in the margin above:

Dipple, Dundurcas, Dandaleith an' Daley
Are the bonniest haughs on the lang run o' spey.

The River Spey is famous angling river in Morayshire, Scotland. A haugh is a Scots word for a low-lying meadow by the side of a river. There was an Alexander Reid [1] (1854-1928) contemporaneous with Skinner who was an internationally influential art dealer in Glasgow, a friend of James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Vincent Van Gogh, but whether he is Skinner's dedicatee is unkown.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Skinner (The Logie Collection), 1888; p. 72.

Recorded sources: -



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