Bonar Bridge (The)

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 Theme code Index    116L5L 3521
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Nathaniel Gow
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Fourth Collection of Strathspey Dances
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 38
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1800
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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 Score   ()   

BONAR BRIDGE, THE. Scottish, Slow Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A note in the Fourth Collection (1800) says "Ancient Gaelic." Bonar Bridge is a village on the banks of the estuary called the Kyle of Sutherland in the County of Sutherland. Bonar Bridge itself, spanning Dornoch Firth, was built in 1812 to replace the former ferry, and is perhaps the reason it was included in the 2nd edition of the Gow volume.

Printed source: Gow (Fourth Collection of Strathspey Dances), 2nd edition, originally 1800; p. 38.

T:Bonar Bridge, The
N:"Ancient Gaelic"
B:Gow - Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1800)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
D/E/|G>AGF !trill!E2 DG|B>c {Bc}dB {B}A2 GE|D>E GA !trill!B2 (g/e/)(d/c/)|B2 !trill!A>G [B,3G3]:||
g|edef ~g3b|{b}agab e2 dB|(de)(ga) g2 (g/a/g/f/)|!trill!edeg e3g|
e>d Bd ~g2 Bb|~g>edB {B}A2 GE|D>E GA B2 (g/e/)(d/c/)|B2 !trill!A>G [B,3G3]||

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