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Most-Recorded Strathspeys
The Top Ten Strathspeys of the Century

This list ranks the top ten most-recorded strathspeys out of the 41 distinct strathspeys on the indexed recordings. The tunes are ranked in descending order of number of recordings. When tunes have the same number of recordings, tunes having the oldest recordings appear first. Note that reuses of a particular cut in later anthologies are counted, which is fair, since the popularity of a recording is a good indicator both of the popularity of the tune and of the likelihood that musicians will learn the tune from that recording.

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RankNumber of
Recordings
Tune (and link to tune details)
110
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Lyall'sMiss Lyall's
26
Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Lyon'sJimmy Lyon's
35
Transcription of first 2 bars of Laird O'Drumblair StrathspeyLaird O'Drumblair Strathspey
45
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Ramsay'sMiss Ramsay's
55
Transcription of first 2 bars of Iron ManIron Man
64
Transcription of first 2 bars of King George IVKing George IV
73
Transcription of first 2 bars of Peter BailliePeter Baillie
83
Transcription of first 2 bars of Dean Brig of EdinburghDean Brig of Edinburgh
93
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drumnagarry StrathspeyDrumnagarry Strathspey
103
Transcription of first 2 bars of Lime HillLime Hill