Highlandman Kissed His Mother (The)

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X:1 T:Highlandman Kiss'd his Mother, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Bremner - Collection of Scots Reels, Country Dances (1757, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C cg-ge gcge|cg-ge dBGB|cg-ge gcge|a^fge dBGB:| |:ceAe ceAe|ceAe (d/c/B/A/) GB|ceAe ceAg|a^fge dBGB:|]



HIGHLANDMAN KISSED HIS MOTHER (THE). Scottish, Reel. C Major (Bremner, Lowe): G Major. (Aird): A Mixolydian (McLachlan). Standad tuning (fiddle). AAB (Lowe): AABB (Bremner). Fr. John Quinn links this tune to the family of tunes that includes "Ryan's Rant," "Jakie Stewart's Reel," "Jolly Seven (The)," "Around the World (1)," "Miss Percy's Reel," "Miss Kelly's (1)," "John Byrth's," "Gravel Walks (The) (to Granie)" and "Fairy Hurlers (The)."


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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 91, p. 32. Bremner (Collection of Scots Reels, Country Dances), 1757; p. 10. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 2), 1844–1845; p. 15. John McLachlan (Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 91, p. 53.

Recorded sources : - Saydisc CDSDL 372, Bonnie Shaljean – “Farewell to Lough Neaghe” (recorded 198?). Saydisc CDSDL449, Bonnie Shaljean - "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" (2018).




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