The Barnyards of Delgaty – String Orchestra

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The Barnyards of Delgaty – String Orchestra

The Barnyards O’Delgaty is one of the most famous ‘Bothy Ballads’ (a song sung by farm labourers in the northeast region of Scotland). The farm of Barnyards is on the Delgaty estate a mile northeast of Turriff. The melody is derived from an old Lowland love song called ‘Linton Lowrie’ by Alexander MacKenzie and James Ballantine thought to have bee composed early in the 20th Century. A reference to ‘Linton Lowrie’ can be found in the chorus: “Linten adie, tooren adie, Linten adie, tooren ay, inten lowerin lowerin lowerin, The Barnyards o Delgaty.” This lively arrangement by Kate Agioritis traverses a range of keys and provides each player with an opportunity to showcase the playful melody. For String Orchestra.

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1 review for The Barnyards of Delgaty – String Orchestra

  1. Strings Teacher USA

    Kate’s an awesome arranger. I can’t wait to try this with my school ensemble. We love her charts!

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