Bridge of Turk (The)

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 Theme code Index    3111 311H6
 Also known as    Brig o' Turk (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    J.T. Surenne
 Book/Manuscript title    Dance Music of Scotland
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 73
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1852
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BRIDGE OF TURK, THE. AKA - "Brig o' Turk (The)." Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript (1734), with variations, a MS inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." The Bridge of Turk, Perthshire, is a small village between the northern shores of Lochs Venachar and Achray, where the bridge crosses the stream from Glen Finglas. It perhaps takes its name from the Gaelic word 'torc', meaning wild boar, and the area is said to have been a hunting ground of Scottish kings.

Printed source: Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 73.


X:1
T:Bridge of Turk, The 
M:C
L:1/8
R:Reel
S:Surenne - Dance Music of Scotland, p. 73  (1852)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:G
c | BGG>A G>A Gc | BGG>B gdec | BGGB G>AG_B | A^FFA c3c | BGG>A G>AGc | 
BGG>B gdec | BGGA G>AG_B | A^FFA c3 || A | Add>e d>edc | Bdd>e gdec | 
Bdd>e d>edB | A^FFA c3A | Bdd>e dedc | Bdde g3d | gbeg dgBd | A^FFA c3c || 


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