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MILLBRAE. AKA - "Mill Brae." Scottish, Reel. Scotland, Shetland. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Martin & Hughes): AABB' (Songer). Composed by Shetlands pianist, accordion player and composer Ronnie Cooper (1934-1982) of Lerwick. Millbrae was the name of the home of pianist Eileen Hunter, whio whom Cooper was staying while playing for a wedding on the Shetland island of Unst. The house was a shop in the early 19th century.

Millbrae in winter.

It is one of Cooper's more popular compositions, and is frequently heard at Scottish sessions. See also Cooper's "Miss Susan Cooper," "Tushkar (Da)," and "Mickey Ainsworth."

Ronnie Cooper

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaidh), 1990; p. 27. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 134.

Recorded sources: BM-91, Buddy MacMaster - "Glencoe Hall." Front Hall FHR-08, Alistair Anderson - "Traditional Tunes" (1976). Philo 1031, Boys of the Lough - "Lochaber No More" (1976). SLM 1001, Sandy MacIntyre - "Cape Breton... My Land In Music." George Wilson - "Northern Melodies."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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