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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Scottish strathspey., Miss Drummond of Perth


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Ford Glass - Posted - 09/05/2022:  11:43:15


Hi all,
This is an old Scottish strathspey, dating back to the 18th century. Niel Gow supposedly the composer, but there seems to be some doubt.
I like the tune because it has a lot of ‘scotch snaps’, a very short accented note before a longer note. To me, makes it sound very Scottish. Also like it because it’s quite short, so less chance of making a mess of it :)

Thanks


NCnotes - Posted - 09/06/2022:  07:08:28


I agree that the Scotch snaps really give it character, I want to learn to do those!
And there's just something so quintessentially Scottish about the tune overall...
Sounds great!

groundhogpeggy - Posted - 09/06/2022:  09:11:21


Wow that sure does sound extremely Scottish! Great job fiddling that...sounds great.

Ford Glass - Posted - 09/07/2022:  09:16:02


Thanks for the positive feedback.

@Stringy “trying to play these”., yeah, heard you were working on Captain Campbell, a really good one!

@NC “quintessentially Scottish”., a bit off topic, but I think that same phrase was used by Mike Myers when he gave a really funny, and spot on tribute to Sir Sean Connery.

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