Balkan Hills (The)

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 Theme code Index    3H1H65 3H4H3H2H
 Also known as    Balkan Hills Schottische
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland, Canada
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche, Schottische/Schottis/Jennkka/Reinlander
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English), CANADA(Ottawa Valley/Ontario)
 Structure    AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Don Messer
 Book/Manuscript title    Way Down East
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 92
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1948
 Artist    Canterbury Country Orchestra
 Title of recording    Canterbury Country Orchestra Meets the F&W String Band (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    F&W Records 4
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

X: 1
T:Balkan Hills Schottische
Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne
ag|fAfe d2A2|BGdB A2de|fAAa gfed|f2e2 e2ag|
fAfe d2A2|BGdB A2de|faga gecA|d2f2 d2:|
|:fg|adfa f2ed|BGdB A2fg|adfa gfed|f2e2 e2fg|
adfa f2ed|BGdB A2de|faga gecA|d2f2 d2:|
|:AB|d2e2 f2ed|BGdB A2de|fAAa gfed|f2e2 e2AB|
d2e2 f2ed|BGdB A2de|faga gecA|d2f2 d2:||

BALKAN HILLS, THE. Scottish, March (2/4 time); Canadian, Schottishe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC (Messer): AABBCCDD (Gatherer): AABB'CCDD' (Bain, Martin). A well-known Scottish march, often used for couple dances such as "The Military Schottische."

Printed Sources: Bain (50 Fiddle Solos), 1989; p. 14 (march). Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 44. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 92 (appears as "Balkan Hills Schottische"). Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 2, 1988; p. 15 (march). Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 190, p. 135.

Recorded sources: F&W Records 4, "The Canterbury Country Orchestra Meets the F&W String Band." Folkways FW 8827, Arbuckle, Mikkelson & Clifton - "Old Time Couple Dances" (1961).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played by Cape Breton fiddler Dan R. MacDonald at Juneberry 78's [1] (followed by "Lasses of Campbell Street")