Original Schottische Polka (The)
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ORIGINAL SCHOTTISCHE POLKA, THE. AKA and see "Bielbie's Hornpipe," "Curlew Hills Polka (The)," "Reel des montagnes (1)." English, Schottische. G Major ('A', 'B' and 'D' parts) & D Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCD. A popular mid-19th century ballroom piece that was absorbed into tradition repertory (parts are often reversed from one another in manuscript collections). Northumbrian musicians play the tune as "Bielbies/Beilby's Hornpipe," and in Ireland it is known as "Curlew Hills Polka (The)" and "Glenbeigh Hornpipe." See also American versions as "Military Schottische," "National Schottische." Quebec musicians also had variants of the the melody; see Isidore Soucy's "Quadrille national 4ème partie" and "Reel Acadien", and Joseph Allard's Reel des montagnes." For extended information on this tune family, see Andrew Kuntz's article "A Well Traveled Melody" (Fiddler Magazine, Spring, 2007).