X:2 T:Strathearns Strathspey M:C L:1/8 B:Complete Tutor Violin (c. 1815) Z:Dr. Evan Jones [Ed.] K:Gmin U:T=!trill! g | G<G d>c (d<f) g2 | f>cd<f c<BA<F | G<G d>c Acdg | f>g aA G2 G :|| A | Ggg>f (g<a) g2 | f>gag fdfc |dg-g>f dfga | Tf>g aA G2 (G>A) | Gg-g>f (g>a) g2 | Tf>gag fefc | (dcd)<f (gfg)<a | Tf>g aA G2 G |]
STRATHEARN STRATHSPEY. AKA and see "Among the Houghs of Cromdale." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Minor (Cole): G Minor (Athole, Gow): A Mixolydian (McLachlan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole): AAB (Athole, Gow). Composed by Dunkeld fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807), although attributed to his son Nathaniel Gow by McLachlan, and considered to be in pipe style although it has a range of ten notes (rather than the usual nine for pipe style proper). Strath means 'valley,' in this case the valley of the Earn river in Perthshire, Gow's home county.