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UNION STREET BRIDGE. Scottish, Strathspey. F Sharp Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB.

Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Union Bridge and Union Terrace late 1920's [1]

The strathspey "Union Street Bridge" was composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker. Union Street, constructed in the early 19th century, runs for a mile through the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. One of its features is the Union Street Bridge, which spans two hills and the Denburn Gorge with a single arch, proposed by consulting engineer Thomas Telford. The completed structure was considered an engineering marvel of its time.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 162, p. 56.

Recorded sources:




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