Rinettan's Daughter

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X:1 T:Rinettan's Daughter T:Nighean bodach an Roainaitinn M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Fraser Collection (1816) K:C c|:E/F/G c>G A2 A<d|c<G A>G c>G E2|G>A~c>G A/A/A A>B| c>de>d c>AA:|a|g<ee<a g>ee>d|c<A A>G c>G E2| G>Ac>G A/A/A A>B|c>de>d c>AAa|g>e e<a g>ee>d| e>GG>B c>G E2|G>A~c>G A/A/A A>B|c>d e<g d<e c>G||



RINETTAN'S DAUGHTER (Nighean Bodach an Roainaitinn). Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). C Major/A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole, Fraser): AABB' (Kerr). "The name of this air bespeaks it a native of the Highlands of Aberdeenshire, where many of our best strathspeys have their origin. The present set of it was communicated to the editor's father by the late General Fraser of Lovat, whose particular favourite it was" (Fraser).


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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 48, p. 17. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 57, p. 9. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3), 1885; p. 197. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 46.






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