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PEASE BRIDGE. Scottish, Strathspey. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Abraham Macintosh, appearing in his Thirty New Strathspey Reels Etc. (Edinburgh, c. 1792). At the time the bridge (located in north Berwickshire not far from Pease Bay) was complete, in 1786, it was the highest in the world—-some 140 above the water below.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 45. S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 15. Moffat (Dance Music of the North), 1908; No. 34, p. 15.

Recorded sources: Maggie’s Music MM203, Ceoltoiri – “Celtic Lace” (1992).




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