Annotation:Highland Whiskey

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X:1 T:Highland Whiskey M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|A/A/A A2 A>B c<e|B/B/B ~B2 d>e f<a|A/A/A A2 A>B c<d|ef/g/ a>c B2A:|| e|c/B/A e>A f>Ae>A|G<BB>G G<BB>e|d/c/B/A/ e>A f>Ae>c|ef/g/ a<c B2 A>e| c/B/A e>A f>Ae>A|G<BB>G G<BB>c|A<cB<d c<ed<f| ef/g/ a>c B2A|]

HIGHLAND WHISKEY. AKA - "Highland Whisky Strathspey." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Honeyman, Surenne): AAB (Athole, Balmoral, Gow, Hunter, Kerr, Lowe, Martin, Skye). Composed by Scottish fiddler Niel Gow (1727-1807) who is said to have been fond of good whisky. See also his "Farewell to Whiskey (1)" and "Welcome Whisky Back Again." The former was a lament on the occasion of the British government's prohibition of using barley to make whiskey in 1799, due to the failure of the crop in Scotland in that year, while the latter celebrates the repeal of the ordinance.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and teacher Jean-Ann Callender (Aberdeen) [Martin].

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 73. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 4), 1817; p. 26. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 21. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 127. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 8, No. 3, p. 7. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository vol. 1), 1881; p. 46. J. Kenyon Lees (Balmoral Reel Book), c. 1910; p. 4. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 2), 1844–1845; p. 3. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 26. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 12. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 6. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 148-149.

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

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