The Braes Of Locheil jig

Also known as The Braes Of Lochiel.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Braes Of Locheil has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Braes Of Locheil
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:e|"Am"A>GBA2A|"Am"a>ge d<eg|"G"G<BAG2B|"G"d>eg edB|
"Am"B<AG A2A|"Am"a>ge d<eg|"G"B<GB d>eg|"Em"B2"Am"AA2:|
|:e|"Am"a>Aa a2e|"Am"a>ge d<eg|"G"G<BA G2B|"G"d>eg e<dB|
"Am"B<AGA2A|"Am"aa/2g/2e d<eg|"G"B<GB d>eg|"Em"B2"Am"AA2:|
X: 2
T: The Braes Of Locheil
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:d/B/ | A>GB A2e/g/ | a>ge d<eg | B2A G>AB | d>eg e>dB|
A>GB A2e/g/ | a>ge d<eg | B<GA B>de |B2A A2:|
|: e/g/ | a2e/g/ abe/g/ | a>ge d<eg | B2A G>AB | d>eg e<dB|
[1 a2e/g/ abe/g/ |a>ge d<eg | B<GA B>de |B2A A2:|
[2 A>GB A2e/g/ | a>ge d<eg | B<GA B>de |B2A A2:|

Six comments

The Braes of Locheil

This is played as a slow air or 6/8 pipe march, but I could not see any category in the drop-down menu for marches or slow airs - it’s the first tune I have posted here, so I am sure someone will point me in the right direction on hoe to post a march/slow air.
Found the tune recently and liked it and when I looked here on the Session site could find no version of it in abc, so decided to have a go and write it up myself.

Have now read the FAQs - should obviously have done this first! I see that there is a very valid reason for not having a "slow airs" category included. A good example of "When in doubt, read the manual"!

Braigh Loch Iall

The first part is the air for a traditional gaelic song; it was first published as a slow air on the pipes by Donald MacLeod who added the second part. Various singers have recorded it. Try the Tobar an Dualchais website, where you can hear him playing his version, as well as the singer he learned it from, and others.

The Braes Of Lochiel

This is from ‘The Trip To Carrick’ by Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon And John Blake - track 4.

Braes of Locheil = 6/8 march, not jig

I should just echo John K’s comment above that it is played as a slow air or 6/8 pipe march, and so with a slightly waltzy feel.

Braes of Locheil

Thanks for comments, folks, and for your version, Dargai, and the link to the tune on the "Trip to Carrick" collection