Bonfire (1) (The)

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  1553 7427L
 Also known as    Bonefire (The), Tein'-aigheir air gach beann dhiubh
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Simon Fraser
 Book/Manuscript title    Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 64, p. 22
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1816
 Title of recording    
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BON(E)FIRE [1], 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.

T:The Bonfire [1]
B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection  (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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