Braes of Lochiel (The)
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."
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