Annotation:Shealing in the Braes of Rannoch (The)

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X:1 T:Shealing in the Braes of Rannoch, The T:Bothan airidh ‘m braighe Raineach M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin G>A|d2f2 =e>c | d2c zG>A | d2 f2 =e>d | c2F zc>A | c2d2 c>d | F2G zd>c | A2F2G2| A2G z || d>^f | g2b2a>g | f2d zd>^f | g2b2a>g | f2d zf>=e | d2c zA>G | F2G zd>c| A2F2G2 | A2G z ||

SHEALING IN THE BRAES OF RANNOCH, THE (Bothan airidh 'm braighe Raineach). AKA - "Shieling in the Braes of Rannoch (The)." Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "The Shieling in the Braes of Rannoch is also given as acquired from the same gentlemen [Ed., his father's circle of friends], and more recently sung by Colonel John Ross of the 86th Regiment" (Fraser). Rannoch is a area in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, encompassing Loch Rannoch and Rannoch Moor. A shieling (or àirigh), also spelt sheiling, shealing and sheeling, is a hut, or collection of huts, once common in wild or lonely places in the hills and mountains of Scotland.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "From Captain Fraser's Collection" [MacDonald].

Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 54, p. 19. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 191.

Recorded sources: -

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