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Tune ID#2737 (Scotland the Brave)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scotland the Brave about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book FF (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?8-bar phrase structureMode ?
MarchAABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Scotland the Brave / My Bonnie Lass / The Gay Gordons / The Gey Gordons (compare O'Donnell Abu #1442) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]

cd Discography

I have determined by careful listening that there are zero recordings of this tune anywhere on the indexed recordings, regardless of tune title.


Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 252 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #280 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1983