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 Theme code Index    1353 2666
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Isaac Cooper
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Nathaniel Gow
 Book/Manuscript title    Complete Repository Part 4
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 23
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1817
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X:1
T:Banff Castle
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
S:Gow - 4th Repository  (1817)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:F
F>GAF CFAF|G>ABc (Bc)d2 df|c f2 a gefc|dfcA G>FDG|F>GAF CFAF|
GABc {Bc}d2 df|c f2 a gefc|dfcA F/F/F F2||fcfa gefc|dcdf g/g/g g2|
Fcfa gefc|dfcA GABd|cAfa gefc|~dcdf g/g/g g>a|f(aa)f e(gg)e|f(dc)A F/F/F F2||


BANFF CASTLE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The name Banff comes from the Gaelic word Banba, literally 'little pig,' a term of endearment applied by the Irish to their own country. In Scotland the term, eventually modified to Banff, was used first for a stream and then for the village that grew on its banks (Matthews, 1972). Composed by Issac Cooper of Banff (b. 1755) -- "A good tune" opines Collinson (1966).

Printed source: Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; p. 23.

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