He reproduces the common tune "Leather Britches" as it appeared in Niel Gow's A Complete Repository of Original Scots Slow Strathspeys
and Dances (Edinburgh: Gow & Shepherd, 1797), along with transcriptions of performances of it by Brian Grim (Virginia, 2001) and Jimmie Don Bates (Texas, 2000).
FINALLY, the Gala in Durham tomorrow night will feature the young Scottish sextet, Blazin' Fiddles who will rosin up the bow for some jigs, reels and strathspeys
and the musical fireworks!
Scottish country dances are categorised as reels, jigs and strathspeys
. The first two types (also called quick-time dance) feature fast tempos, quick movements and lively feel.
Seven Scots violinists were joined by Irish fiddler Liz Doherty, American Bruce Molsky, Harald Haugaard from Sweden and Norway's Annbjorg Lien to play a footstompin' evening of strathspeys
, jigs and reels that made Jools Hollands' TV Hootenanny look like a kiddie's birthday party.
of Gaelic Mod Souvenir Album, by MacDonald Hundred Junior Pipe Band (Rodeo RLD 74); Marches Strathspeys
, Reels and Jigs of the Cape Breton Scot (Rodeo RLP 75); Newfoundland Folksongs and other Selections, by CJON Glee Club (Rodeo RLP 83); Newfoundland Folksongs-Volume 2, by CJON Glee Club (Rodeo RLP 84); Au Pays De l'Erable, Les Joyeux Copains de Hawkesbury (London MB7); and Canada's Story in Song Sung by Alan Mills (Folkways FW 3000).
and reels, or marches like "Black Bear" or
"A Celtic Holiday" includes nine music-only tracks: jigs, reels, strathspeys
, slow airs and songs.
Feintuch also provides descriptions of various tune genres (strathspey
, jig, reel), for example, "Strathspeys
are generally in 4/4 time.
I also love the strathspeys
which are slow dances, in fact, I love all pipe music.
Jigs, reels, strathspeys
, square set dances, ceilidh dances and specially choreographed demonstration dances were performed throughout the day to a full audience.
Over sixty tunes, ordered by tune type, such as hornpipes, strathspeys
, polkas, and marches, etc., have been thoughtfully transcribed alongside a CD remastered from the original recordings made in the period 1978-80 (the CD is also available separately).
(10) It differs from the rest of the Highland bagpipe's repertoire, known as ceol beag ('little music') which consists mainly of strathspeys
, reels, and marches, (11) and it is roughly defined as the 'classical music' of the bagpipe.