New Brig o' Methlick (2) (The)
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NEW BRIG O' METHLICK , THE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by William Hardie (1856-1944), a matching reel to the strathspey. Born at Auchencruive, Hardie was a member of the famous Scottish family fiddling dynasty and a contemporary and friend of J.F. Dickie. The strathspey has been recorded several times by Cape Breton fiddlers. The first and third measures of the first strain are identical to Robert Petrie's "Mrs. Dingwall of Brockly’s Strathspey."
Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald's Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 150, p. 60. Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 58. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935.
Recorded sources: Marquis 81245 2, David Greenberg - "Tunes Until Dawn."
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index