strath·​spey | \ˌstrath-ˈspā \
plural strathspeys

Definition of strathspey 

: a Scottish dance that is similar to but slower than the reel also : the music for this dance

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Rather than restrict himself to reels, jigs, laments, strathspeys and other traditional bagpipe styles, Welch draws from classical, rock, avant-garde, Indonesian Gamelan music, minimalism, microtonality and more. George Varga,, "Fresh Sound series resumes 20th season Saturday with solo bagpiper Matt Welch," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of strathspey

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strathspey

Strath Spey, district of Scotland

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