AIBERDEENSHIRE QUIZ


GREAT AIBERDEENSHIRE TREASURE HUNT QUIZ

A gran welcome tae the Great Aberdeenshire Treasure Hunt.

Ye learn aboot auld Aberdeenshire songs an tunes here, an get credits for what yer hae learned.  

Taeplay online, look fur the answers on oor SONGS an TUNES pages.

CHECK yer answers by hoverin your moose ower the ANSWERS on the LEFT.

Get someone tae coont up how many richt answers ye get.

EMAIL us at ceilidhwebsites@btinternet.com, tellin us how mony points ye got, yer nickname / teename / byname, and the place whaur ye live [NO yer address though].

We will add yer name tae the WINNER BOARD wi the nummer o virtual SILVER COINS ye hae won.

HAVE FUN - PLEASE


SHEET ONE

One virtual SILVER COIN for every twelve points won.


1] Complete these placenames [1 point for each correct answer.]

The Barnyards of …………………………………...

The Battle of …………………………………………

The Merry Boys of ………………………………..

The ……….………… Fairy Dance

The Barren Rocks of ………….……


2] THE PLOOBOY LADDIES

What did a ‘kitchie deem’ do?

In the Plooman Laddies song, what is a ‘den’?

Listen to the track – what instrument is being played? [Trick question!]

What is the name of the singer?

What is ‘stour’?

What was not ‘worth a groat’?


3] THE BARNYARDS O DELGATY

Where is Delgaty?

What is the other name of ‘Turra’?

What are ‘hunkers’?

Listen to the song. What instrument is being played?

What is the name of the singer?

In the song, what is a ‘snotter’?


4] THE BATTLE OF HARLAW

What date was the ‘Battle of Harlaw?’

Where did it take place?

There are at least four names in the song. 1 point for each you can name.

What is the name of the singer?




5] TUNES

THE HIGH ROAD TO LINTON

On what instruments is ‘The High Road to Linton played?

(THERE ARE MORE THAN FIVE INSTRUMENTS) [1 point each]


THE HEN’S MARCH TO THE MIDDEN

What instruments are played?

What is imitated by the harsh noise the melody instrument makes?

What is the name of the very old version of the tune?


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The Barnyards of Delgaty.

The Battle of Harlaw

The Merry Boys of Greenland

The Largo Fairy Dance

The Barren Rocks of Aden

2] THE PLOOBOY LADDIES

She worked in the farmhouse kitchen

A farm in a wooded valley

No Instrument

Christine Kydd

Dust

His gear - his possessions

3] THE BARNYARDS OF DELGATY

A mile NE of Turriff

Turriff

Haunches

Accordion

Ewan McVicar

A candle

4] THE BATTLE OF HARLAW

1411 

Northeast of Inverurie

MacDonald, John Heilanman, Sir James the Rose, Sir John the Graham, Lord Forbes

Jeannie Robertson

THE HIGH ROAD TO LINTON

Whistle, fiddle, clarsach. guitar, bagpipes, drums, cymbal, bass guitar


THE HEN’S MARCH TO THE MIDDEN

Fiddle, piano

The cackling hen

The Trumpet Voluntary