Crossing The Minch hornpipe

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

Crossing The Minch has been added to 163 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Crossing The Minch
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d>e|f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e|
f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>ga>f|g>B (3BBB g>aa>g|f>A (3AAA f>ga>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e f
3/2A/ (3AAA f3/2g/a3/2f/|
g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>Ae>f|g>B (3BBB g>Ba>g|f>A (3AAA f>Ae>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e f
3/2A/ (3AAA f3/2A/e3/2f/|
g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|g>A (3AAA g>A (3AAA|f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|e>fe>d
d>cd>e|
f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|g>B (3BBB g3/2a3/2g/|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Crossing The Minch
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d>e|f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e|
f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>ga>f|g>B (3BBB g>aa>g|f>A (3AAA f>ga>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e f
g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>Ae>f|g>B (3BBB g>Ba>g|f>A (3AAA f>Ae>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e f
g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|g>A (3AAA g>A (3AAA|f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|e>fe>d
f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|g>B (3BBB g3/2a3/2g/|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Crossing The Minch
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de|fA A2 f2ef|gB B2 g2ag|fA A2 f2ef|gBed dcde|
fA A2 f2ef|gB B2 g2ag|fgaf gecd|eddc d2:|
|:Ad|fA A2 fgaf|gB B2 gabg|fA A2 fgaf|gBed dcde|
fA A2 fgaf|gB B2 g2ag|fgaf gecd|eddc d2:|
|:df|fA A2 fA A2|gB B2 gB B2|fA A2 fA A2|efed dcde |
fA A2 fA A2|gB B2 gaag |fgaf gecd|eddc d2:|
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Twelve comments

This is a cute little tune that Natalie MacMaster has described as the "perfect" tune for fiddlers trying to get the hang of their bowed triplets.

Enjoy,
Len

Crossing The Minch

This was written by G. Mclennan on the Minch ferry.There are four parts to the tune,I could submit the whole tune if anyone wants it. David Meredith

Yes, please do submit the other two parts! I requested this one because it’s the tune used most commonly for the Sailor’s Hornpipe, and I’m in the process of learning the Highland dance tunes… This is only part of the tune our dancers use! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate it very much!

Minch

This was composed by P.M. Donald McLeod - not G.S. MacLennan.

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Crossing The Minch

I stand corrected,it was composed by P.M Donald McLeod.I’ve posted the full version on the site.David Meredith

Um, could I ask directions to the full version? (Lol… yes, directionally challenged)

Crossing the Minch ( full version )

T:Crossing the Minch
M:4/4
L:1/8
C:Trad
S:Aly Bain Book
R:March
K:D
|:d>e|f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e|
f>A (3AAA f2e>f|g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>ga>f|g>B (3BBB g>aa>g|f>A (3AAA f>ga>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e f
3/2A/ (3AAA f3/2g/a3/2f/|
g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>Ae>f|g>B (3BBB g>Ba>g|f>A (3AAA f>Ae>f|g>Be>d d>cd>e f
3/2A/ (3AAA f3/2A/e3/2f/|
g>B (3BBB g2a>g|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|
|:A>d|f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|g>A (3AAA g>A (3AAA|f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|e>fe>d
d>cd>e|
f>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA|g>B (3BBB g3/2a3/2g/|f>ga>f g>ec>d|e2d2 d2:|

I also know this as a ‘march’…

“Aly Bain: 50 Fiddle Solos”

w/ CD ~ Accompanied by Phil Cunningham
Conway Editions / Music Sales, 1989 - DAM75128

Page 4: Traditional Pipe Hornpipe ~ "Crossing the Minch"

But it sounds like….

I played the two-part version ( any chance of getting the other two parts up in notation for us semi-illiterates ? ) to a friend last night and she thought it sounded Breton, not that htere’s anything wrong with that.

Triplet Bowing

Chelle Fulk, the fiddler in the band Keltish (she’s also my husband’s fiddle coach) doesn’t bow the triplets in Minch. She has this trick of tensing her forearm just so, and it makes the bow bounce on the string.