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RATHA FAIR. Scottish, Reel. D Minor/Dorian (Gow): E Minor (Aird). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): ABB (Carlin/Gow, Gow): AABB (Aird, Bremner). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection.
Source for notated version:
Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 6), 1803; No. 38, p. 15.
Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; p. 1.
Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 513.
Gow (Complete Repository, Part 2), 1802; p. 33.
Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 4.