Northern Meeting (The)

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X:1 T:Northern Meeting, The C:Capt. Fraser M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2|AD3B3D AD3 ~F4|AD3B3D AF3Fd3|AD3B3D AD3~F4|AF3 d3c {c}B4 B2:| c2|d3efb3 c3dea3|d3efb3 af3fb3|d3efb3 c3dea3|f3ed3c {c}B4 B2c2| d3efb3 c3dea3|d3efb3 af3fb3|fb3{b}a3g {g}f3ed3c|BF3d3c {c}B4B2||



NORTHERN MEETING (THE). Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The strathspey "Northern Meeting" was composed by Captain Simon Fraser of Knockie. See also Fraser's "North Hunt (The)" and "Rendezvous (The)," composed as well for the same event, the Northern Meeting, held every month of October, which Fraser wrote was "the rendezvous of all the beauty and fashion in the north of Scotland." The Northern Meeting commenced in 1798 and early editions featured dinners, balls, concerts, and horse races. In the mid-19th century piping and dancing competitions were added. Since the mid-20th century the prestigious piping competition has been held in September, and caries on the tradition of the Northern Meeting.


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Printed sources : - Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 12.






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