Scotland The Brave

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
MIDI

Source:
Scottish bagpipe repertoire, and Huntsville, AL musician Lou Beasley

Comments:
First of all, this tune is played by old time fiddlers in North Alabama. But I initially learned this on the Scottish bagpipes, where it is a standard to the point of being a chestnut. (I actually play what are called the Smallpipes, suitable for indoor use as well as outdoor. I heartily recommend HotPipes.com for all your piping needs.) The A part is basically played the same on the bagpipe and the fiddle. However, one day when I was practicing for a set with my friend Lou Beasley, we decided to play Scotland The Brave. I was fiddling and he was playing the autoharp (a sorely overlooked instrument). When we got to the B part, we were playing two different things. I was fiddling it the way that I piped it, but he showed me how the local local fiddlers play it. So, here it is, in all of it's Scottish/Old Time crossover glory.


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