Annotation:Smith of Killiechassie (The)

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X:1 T:Smith of Killechassie N:”Old” M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Duncan McKercher – A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels (Edinburgh, 1824, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin A/A/A AB e2 eB|d2 dg BB BG|A/A/A AB e2 eB|d2 dB AA AG:| g2 ^fg aefd|g2 gb BB BG|g2 ^fg aefd|gedB AA AG| g2 ^fg aefd|g2 gb BB BG|g2 ^fg aefd|gedB AA AG||

SMITH OF KILLIECHASSIE, THE. AKA - "Smith of Chilliechassie." Scottish, Reel (whole time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole, Martin): AA'BBCCDD (Skye). Originally a pipe tune often heard at competitions, it is also popular in fiddle versions. The tune was apparently composed by fiddler-composer biography:Duncan McKercher, as it appears in his collection "Original Strathspeys and Reels" (1824).

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 81. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 89. Duncan McKercher (A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels), Edinburgh, 1824; p. 5. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 41.

Recorded sources: - Green Linnet SIF 1067C, Tannahill Weavers - "Land of Light" (1986). Klub Records CDLDL1284, Fred Morrison – “The Sound of the Sun” (1999). Klub Records CDLDL 1231, Tannas – “Ru-Ra” (1995).

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