Bridge of Bracklin (The)
BRIDGE OF BRACKLIN, THE. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The Scots Gaelic word 'Bracklin' means 'speckled pool', so-called because of the spots of foam (a natural woodland effect from decaying matter) on the surface. It lies a mile north of the village of Callander, Lannarkshire, and is mentioned in several mid-19th century tourist and guidebooks (e.g. Chambers, Picture of Scotland vol. 2, 1824) as "particularly worthy of a visit." The bridge was a narrow, wooden structure; "a rustic foot-bridge" declared Chambers, that was "scarce to be crossed without awe and apprehension" because it had no ledges or handrails. However, the views were spectacular, with the waters of the Keltie cascading some fifty feet through a chasm they had carved into the rock.
Printed source: Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 70.
X:1 T:Bridge of Bracklin, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Surenne - Dance Music of Scotland, p. 70 (1852) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C g | (a/g/f/e/) cg egcg | (a/g/f/e/) cg eddg | (a/g/f/e/) cg egde | c>AGE C<CCg | (a/g/f/e/) cg egcg | (a/g/f/e/) cg eddg | (a/g/f/e/) cg egde | c>AGE C<CC || G | (E/4F/2<G) cG AGcG | (E/4F/2<G) ce dDDF | (E/4F/2<G) cG EGca | Gede c<ccG | (E/4F/2<G) cG AGcG | (E/4F/2<G) ce dDDF | (E/4F/2<G) cG EGca | Gede c<c c2 ||
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