Bridge of Bracklin (The)

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 Theme code Index    6H1H5H1H 6H1H3H2H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:J.T. Surenne
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Dance Music of Scotland
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 70
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1852
 Title of recording    
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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.

T:Bridge of Bracklin, The
S:Surenne - Dance Music of Scotland, p. 70  (1852)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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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