Laird of Brodie (The)

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LAIRD OF BRODIE, THE (Tighearna Bhrodhi). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "This rume supposed to be composed by the roving King James would spread among all his subjects as his production, but I find the best sett of it preserved in the Highlands and sung to Gaelic words." It "has a note accompanying the music, which supposes this air the composition of the roving King James. The set here given of it appears to be of the modelling of the Nairnshire musical gentlemen alluded to in (the note to 'Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn (1) (The)'), and addressed to their neighbour, the Laird of Brodie. The editor could name many of our strathspeys and Scotch melodies modelled by the same gentlemen" (Simon Fraser [1]).

Capt. Simon Fraser (1773-1852)



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 178, p. 73.

Recorded sources:




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