Red Coat (The)

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RED COAT, THE. AKA and see "Gordon Castle (3)," "Cambdelmore," "Ballindaloch's Rant." Scottish, Pipe Strathspey or March (2/4 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A pipe strathspey and march in Scotland, but fiddlers on Cape Breton sometimes play it as a reel. Historically, the tune has been rendered as a march, strathspey and reel under this and alternate titles. The tune appears twice in William Ross's 1869 collection in march settings.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: J. & R. Glen (Glen's Collection for the Great Highland Bagpipe, vol. 3), 1870; p. 18 (strathspey). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 48 (strathspey). William Ross (Ross's Collection of Pipe Music), 1869; No. 88, p. 146 (march version). William Ross (Ross's Collection of Pipe Music), 1869; No. 88, p. 92.

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