Lasses o' Ballantrae (The)

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LASSES O' BALLANTRAE, THE. AKA and see "Bonny Lass of Ballantrae (The)," "Lass of Ballantrae (The)." Scottish (originally), Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody has been attributed to 19th century composition by the Highland fiddler and collector Captain Simon Fraser [1], although it does not appear in any of his collections. It first appears with his name in Jospeh Lowe's mid-19th century collection.

Capt. Simon Fraser of Knockie

The melody is popular among Cape Breton fiddlers, and has frequently been recorded.

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 148, p. 59. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 189.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]

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