Miss Bain's Fancy

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X:1 T: Miss Bain’s Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 143, p. 54) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B|E/E/E E>F G>AB>d|D/D/D AD FDAF|E/E/E E>F G>ABG|BEE^D E2E:| |:e/f/|g>ef<^d e2 B>e|d>BAd FDAF|efed B^def|g>eB^d eBef| g<efd e2 Be|f<cd>A FDAf|gdeB dGAB|GEE^D E2E||



MISS BAIN’S FANCY. AKA and see "Miss Bain's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey; Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Miller & Perron): AAB (O’Neill). Aird (1797) printed the tune as a strathspey, although the dotted rhythm has been excised in Irish versions and is played as a reel.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - copied from James Aird’s Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1782-97) [O’Neill]; Kerry fiddler Paddy Cronin, long a resident of Boston, Massachusetts [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), 1801; p. 54 (appears as "Miss Bain's Strathspey"). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music vol. 3), 1977; No. 26. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 89. O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 211.

Recorded sources: -



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