Annotation:Lasses of the Barn (The)

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X:1 T:Lasses of the Barn, The M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 2) B: N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D3d A3F DEFG A3F|G2F2E2D2 CCC2 E4|D3d A3F DEFG A3F|{F}G2E2A2F2 DDD2 D4| D3d A3F DEFG A3F|G2F2E2D2 CCC2 E4|D4 D3g f3ae3f|{c}d2B2A2F2 DDD2|| g2|f3df3g a3ba3f|g3ag3e ccc2 (c2g2)|f3df3g a3ba3f|g3ea3f ddd2 (d2g2)| f3df3g a3ba3f|g3ag3e c3de3g|a3fg3e f3de3c|d2B2 A2F2 DDD2 D2||

LASSES OF THE BARN (THE). Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Lasses of the Barn" is substantially the same as another tune in Islay fiddler-composer biography:Alexander Mackay's c. 1822 collection called "Mr. William Haig's Strathspey." Both are unattributed tunes.

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Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), Glasgow, c. 1822; p. 2.

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