Bonfire (1) (The)
BON(E)FIRE , THE. AKA - "Tein'-aigheir air gach beann dhiubh." Scottish, Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This Jacobite oriented tune "was occasioned by the bonfires raised on all the surrounding hills, upon the late General Fraser of Lovat's (the family chief's Gaelic patronymic was MacShimi) election for the County of Inverness, even before his estate was restored to him (forfeited in 1745). "The Bonfire" makes a charming medley with ("The Scolding Wives of Abertarff)" (Fraser). Other Jacobite Fraser family tunes are "Lovat's Restoration," "Lord Lovat Beheaded," "Lord Lovat's Welcome."
Printed sources: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 96, p. 162. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 64, p. 22. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 193.
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