Braes of Lochiel (The)

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 Theme code Index    5L5L7L 113b
 Also known as    Banks of Locheil (The), Braighe Lochiall, Braigh Loch Iall (1)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Waltz/Valse/Vals
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    3/4
 Structure    AABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Simon Fraser
 Book/Manuscript title    Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 44, p. 16
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1816 (reprinted 1874)
 Artist    Alan Stivell
 Title of recording    Renaissance of the Celtic Harp
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Rounder 3067
 Year recorded    1982
 Score   ()   

BRAES OF LOCHIEL, THE. AKA and see "Banks of Locheil," "Braighe Lochiall." Scottish, Slow Air or Waltz. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. This tune "reports the intention of an individual, seemingly long absent, to return to the braes of Lochiel, where he could enjoy the pleasure of the chase in perfection. The circumstances of the times banished so many from their native country, that it is difficult to trace the allusion" (Fraser). See also "Banks of the Locheil", a slow air version set in 6/8, although sometimes played as a jig by Cape Breton fiddlers.

Printed source: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1874; No. 44, p. 16.

Recorded sources: CUL 009 Alasdair Fraser - "Portrait of a Scottish Fiddler." Rounder 3067, Alan Stivell - "Renaissance of the Celtic Harp" (1982). Billy Ross & John Martin - "Braes of Lochiel."

T:Braes of Lochiel, The
T:Braighe Lochiall
R:Slow Air
S:Fraser Collection  (1874)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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d4 c2|B2 e2||:B>A|G E3 ^G2|A4 ce|a3 e g2|1 e4 d>c|B2e2A2|
G E3 ^G2|A4:|2 e4 d>B|c2e2a2|Be3 ^G2|A4|| 

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