Farewell to the Tay
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FAREWELL TO THE TAY. Scottish, March (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The River Tay is Scotland's longest river, descending from the western Highlands and flowing easterly across Scotland to empty into the Firth of Tay near Dundee. The tune was originally composed as a 6/8 pipe march and appears in David Glen's Highland Bagpipe Tutor (1876-1901). Cape Breton fiddlers have converted it to a fiddle jig.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 4, 1991; p. 15.
Recorded sources: Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index