North of the Tay
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NORTH OF THE TAY. Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The melody was composed by James Stewart-Robertson, editor of The Athole Collection (1884). The River Tay runs through Perth from Loch Tay in the Highlands to the Forth of Tay on the North Sea. To be 'north of the Tay' was to be squarely in the Highlands of Scotland.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 82. Rideout (Scottish Fiddle Encyclopedia), 2010; p. 93. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 265.
Recorded sources: Fiddletree Music, John Turner, C. Fischer, D. Gardner & M. Crawford - "The New Caledonian Four" (2008).