Orange and Blue

"Orange and Blue" is a two parted strathspey and has been a popular dance tune in Scotland for at least two hundred years.

The tune features in the song "Brochan Lom", probably the most famous example of gaelic mouth music or puirt a beul. This is a musical form peculiar to Scotland and Ireland where a dance tune is coupled with lyrics whose main purpose is to emphasise the tune's rythmn. The words are usually unimportant and frequently bawdy or nonsensical, such as in this case where 'Brochan Lom' is all about runny porridge.

Here's a version of the tune in the old film 'Whisky Galore'.