Annotation:Rakish Highlandman (The)

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X:1 T:Rakish Highland man, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 449, p. 175) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Edor E2B B2A|GBG E3|FAF D2G|FAF D3| E2B B2A|GBG E2G|FAF D2F|E3 E3:| |:B2A B2c|d2c d3|FAF D2G|FAF D3| B2A B2c|d2c d3|FAF D2F|E3 E3:|]

RAKISH HIGHLANDMAN, THE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Rakish Highlandman is the name of a Scottish Country Dance, composed by dancing master Thomas Wilson (1816).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; p. 175. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 160, p. 38. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 96.

Recorded sources : - Fontana Records TE 17479 (45 RPM), Jimmy Blair And His Scottish Dance Band (1967).

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