Arlitrach slip jig

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Arlitrach has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Arlitrach
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
c2A AcA AcA|c2A AcA BGB|c2A AcA AcA|BGB Baf gBB:|
c2e eaf ecA|c2A Aaf {f} gBB|c2e eae cAc|BGB Baf gBB:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Arlitrach
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c2A AcA AcA| c2A AcA BGB|c2A AcA AcA|BGB Bae fBB:|
|:c2e eaf ecA| c2A Aae fBB|c2e eaf ecA|BGB Bae fBB:|
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Eleven comments

Sorry, I don’t know the name for this tune. It ‘s the second of three tunes that are called "North Highland Tunes". The sheet music I have calls it traditional. Arr. Bonnie Rideout.

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Tune is called ‘Arlitrach’ , think I’ve spelt it correctly. An old Scottish tune. If I remember correctly it’s on Chris Norman’s ‘Beauties of the North’ album.

Oops!

Make that, ‘The Beauty of the North’. and it’s part of the first track.
Think it’s possibly in the Patrick MacDonald Collection, under the same North Highland Dances title, but I don’t have a copy to hand.
Will check up later.:-)

Yes, it is in the Patrick MacDonald Collection, under the same North Highland Dances title.

I mean the second tune of the set, the tune posted here is not the second. If I remember well it is the third.

This tune would fit quite inconspicuously into an Irish session. Slip jigs seem to have undergone less of the ‘regionalisation’ that, say, reels are subject to (For example, an Irish and a Scottish version of a reel may be unrecogniseable as the same tune without close examination - and the Scottish version would often stick out like a sore thumb in a set of Irish tunes.).

Ken Burns Prohibition

Somewhere in the first installment of Ken Burn’s Prohibition series was a fiddled version of Arlitrach - Sounded great. I’ve not got others interested in this tune since its a bit weird and somewhat difficult to play at speed - easy to mix up the bits in the
second part. Perhaps now they’ll be interested… Moo hahaha! :-)

Attributed to a "C. Cameron" in William Ross’s 1869 Collection of pipe tunes