Lass among the Actnach

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X:1 T:Lass amongst the Actenoch T:Nian a Bhodich sin rinnattin M:C| L:1/8 B:Angus Cumming - A Collection of Strathspey or B:Old Highland Reels (1780, No. 26, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin E|GGc>G A2 A>d|c>Gc>G AG E2|DD E>G A/A/A A2|c>de>d cA A2:| a|g<eea g>ed<e|c>Gc>B AG E2|D>DE>G A/A/A A2|c>de>d cAA:|]



LASS AMONG THE ACTNACH (Nian a Bhodich sin rinattin). AKA - "Lass among the Aclenoch," "Lass amongst the Aclenoch (The)," "Lass amongst the Actenoch," "Lass among the Etnoch's (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. A Minor (most versions): D Dorian (Davie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (McGlashan): AAB (Davie): AABB (Aird, Cumming, Petrie). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Alexander McGlashan's collection. Michael Newton, writing in his blog "The Origins of the Strathspey: A Rebuttal" [1] believes the correct Scots Gaelic title of Cumming's "Nian a Bhodich sin rinattin" should be "Nighean a’ bhodaich sin ri’n aodann."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 6), c. 1803; No. 30, p. 13. Cumming (A Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels), 1780; No. 26, p. 9. Davie (Davie’s Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 31. McGlashan (Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1780/81; p. 27. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; p. 24. Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1802; p. 26.

Recorded sources: -BRCD002, Blazin' Fiddles - "The Old Style."



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