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Old 05-24-2018, 03:16 AM   #11
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Default Re: Canadian Schottische?

So we're talking about the 2/4 March "The Canadian Scottish" by John MacLellan that's on page 31 of the Royal Scots book?
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:29 AM   #12
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The Canadian Schottische


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Old 05-24-2018, 03:10 PM   #13
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Well, if it is The Canadian Scottish, then it’s a 2/4 March and not actually a schottische, the “Scottish” in the title referring to those Scots living in Canada.

Funny how a simple misspelling could lead to mass confusion.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:50 AM   #14
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Well, having dug it out, it's definitely not a Scottische; but it is a great little tune.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:45 AM   #15
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I've heard tunes like "Brochan Lom" , "Roes Among the Heather", "Orange and Blue", etc, named as "Highland Schottische", and seen plenty examples of this on CD covers, etc.
Hi Adam,

A bit off topic but I have only ever heard Brochan Lom sung to the same tune as Orange and Blue (a Strathspey). Your post seems to suggest that there are different tunes. Do you recall that being the case or were you just listing examples you have seen?

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Default Re: Canadian Schottische?

There is a Set Dance done in RSCDS circles call "Highland Schottische" which is done to Strathspeys. I has a few different steps from the usual Strathspeys*, as I recall, and yes, tunes like Brochan Lom/Orange and Blue (Same tune in my experience) Rose (Roes) Amang the Heather, The Braes of Mar, Mac An Irish,etc. are usually played for it.

*If I remember correctly, and admittedly it has been a number of years since we danced it, there was a particular setting step involving up held arms in "Caber feidh" position- one at a time, depending on which direction one was setting- reminiscent of the Highland Fling.
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:09 AM   #17
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So we're talking about the 2/4 March "The Canadian Scottish" by John MacLellan that's on page 31 of the Royal Scots book?
Yes, that is the tune, but again; the fine old tradition of the Xerox page pass arounds and not giving providence to the source material doesn't help many people when they attempt to find lost materials.


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Old 05-29-2018, 01:10 AM   #18
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Hi Adam,

A bit off topic but I have only ever heard Brochan Lom sung to the same tune as Orange and Blue (a Strathspey). Your post seems to suggest that there are different tunes. Do you recall that being the case or were you just listing examples you have seen?

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Sorry Kevin, they are the same tune, just reeled them off the top of my head in a quick post. I learned Brochan Lom in Gaelic class as a child in the late 60's, didn't really start calling it Orange & Blue till many years later when the Scots Guards book became the master tome for where I was studying.

Even well known tunes can have several names. When much younger I was at a Gordon Highlanders TA event in Stonehaven, very informal, just for recruitment purposes. The pipers were asked to play "Cock of the North". I didn't know the tune, never heard of it. I hissed to my brother "Ah dinnae' ken 'is 'een!". He replied, "Aye ye' dae', it's Auntie Mary", and so it was.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:13 AM   #19
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Thanks Adam, I have often thought it would be good if there was a thesaurus, of sorts, that cross referenced all the different tune and song names that belong together.

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