Annotation:Scotch Militia (The)

Find traditional instrumental music

X: 1 T:The Scotch Militia M:C L:1/8 B:Thomas Calvert - Collection of Marches & Quick Steps, Strathspeys & Reels (1799, p. 15). Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e|cA (3cde ~a2 ae| Tfece fBBd|cA (3cde ~a2 ae|fefg aAA:| |:d|(cA)eA (fA)eA|(cA)(eA) {c}(dB)Bd|1 (cA)(eA) (fA)eA| Tfe f/e/f/g/ aAA:|2 (3cBA dB ecfd|(3fga ef {d}(cA) [CA]||

SCOTCH MILITIA, THE. Scottish, Reel (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. The tune appears in the Calvert Collection (1799), assembled by Thomas Calvert, a musician from Kelso, Scotland. A note with the collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.” Jack Campin suggests the tune may be a recruiting tune or a promotional piece for the new militia in 1796-97, a working-class conscript force.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -

Back to Scotch Militia (The)