Belladrum's Strathspey

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 Theme code Index    113b5 7bL424
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    John Glen
 Book/Manuscript title    Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music vol. 2 (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 48
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1895
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BELLADRUM'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Glen): AABB (Williamson). Belladrum, Gaelic for 'ford-mouth-ridge', is a small town in the region called the Aird near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Captain Simon Frazer of Knockie composed the tune and included it in his book Thirty Highland Airs and Strathspeys, published in 1816. Williamson (1976) notes: "Nearly all the pieces in the book are his. He published several books and researched and collected a large number of Highland song airs." Similar in many ways to "Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton (2)."

Printed sources: Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. II, 1895; p. 48. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 65.

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