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  • Steve Wyrick

    Steve Wyrick May 25, 2006, 5:53 p.m. (Message 45375)

    Re: google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)

    And noting that the "Braes of Mellinish/Melinish" tune is a jig, while the 
    dance is a strathspey, it just raises further questions...  -Steve
    
    On Thu, 25 May 2006 15:45:26 +0100
      "suepetyt" <xxx@xxxxxxxx.xx.xx> wrote:
    > If you look at http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/2340 is indicates
    > that it is also known as Kentigern's Jig.
    > 
    > Kentigern was a Saint (also known as Mungo) and is buried under Glasgow
    > Cathedral.
    > 
    > There is also a Scottish Folk Group called Kentigern.
    > 
    > None of this helps with the name Mellinish though!
    > 
    > Happy Dancing
    > Sue Petyt
    > www.suepetyt.me.uk 
    > Skype Sue Petyt
    > 
    > 
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    > Subject: Re: google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)
    > 
    > I don't think that Google failed because there is apparently no such place.
    > 
    > Aside from the fact that Google would almost assuredly bring it up if there 
    > were, my AA Road Atlas of Great Britain, which seems to have even the
    > tiniest 
    > village of merely two houses, lists no such place, not by either of the two 
    > spellings of the dance (Mellenish/Mellinish).
    > 
    > The only thing that I might logically conclude is that perhaps the braes of 
    > Mellenish are hillsides belonging to, on the property of, said plasterer.  
    > Perhaps someone else has a better thought or even definite information about
    > this. 
    > ("Brae," sometimes merely a hill, is also often more specifically a coastal
    > 
    > slope.)
    > 
    > Robb Quint
    > Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
    > 
    > 
    >> So I'm teaching the lovely dance -- The Braes of Mellinish -- and 765 of 
    >> the 766 references to "Mellinish" that Google found for me were references
    > 
    >> to the tune or dance.  It seems there was one historical person who was a 
    >> plasterer by trade and who carried the name Mellinish.  Other than that I 
    >> am at a loss as to where the bonny braes might have actually been located.
    > 
    >> 
    >> 
    >> But my faith in the Strathspey server stays strong -- I wait with bated 
    >> breath.  (much nicer than baited or baetid breaths).
    >> 
    >> Bruce Herbold
    >> 
    >> San Francisco Branch
    > 
    > 
    > 
    > 
    
    --
    Steve Wyrick - Concord, California
          

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