New Year's Day (2)
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NEW YEAR'S DAY  (Bhliadhn' ur). Scottish, Strathspey. C Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "...Sung by the editor's father" (Fraser). The melody is listed by Stewart-Robertson in the "A Minor" section of "The Athole Collection," though both he and Fraser clearly harmonize it in the relative major.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 40, p. 14. Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, Book 3), 1885; p. 196. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 50.