Leaving Brittany waltz

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with La Partida (a few times), Music For A Found Harmonium (a few times), Pernod (a few times).

Leaving Brittany has been added to 99 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Leaving Brittany
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
dc |: A ~d3 fd | a ~d3 cd | A ~d3 fd | ag fe df |!
e ~c3 =Bc | Gc cc cA | ^cd ef gf | ed cB AG |!
A ~d3 fd | a ~d3 cd | A ~d3 fd | ag fe df |!
e ~c3 =Bc | Gc cc cA | ^cd ec ac |1 d4 dc :|2 d3 A df |!
|: a ~A3 df | a ~A3 df | a2 ga (3aag | a2 g2 f2 |!
e ~c3 =Bc | Gc cc cA | ^c2 d2 e2 | e2 f2 g2 |!
a ~A3 df | a ~A3 df | a2 ga (3aag | a2 g2 f2 |!
e ~c3 =Bc | Gc cc cA | ^cd ec ac |1 d3 A df :|2 d3 d cd |]
ABC
X: 2
T: Leaving Brittany
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
BA |: FB3 dB | fB3 AB | FB3 dB | fe dc Bd |
cA3 GA | EA A2 AF | ^AB cd ed | cB AG FE |
FB3 dB | fB3 AB | FB3 dB | fe dc Bd |
cA3 GA | EA A2 AF | ^AB cA fA |1 B4 BA :|2 B3 F Bd |
|: fF3 Bd | fF3 Bd | f2 ef (3ffe | f2 e2 d2 |
cA3 GA | EA A2 AF | ^A2 B2 c2 | c2 d2 e2 |
fF3 Bd | fF3 Bd | f2 ef (3ffe | f2 e2 d2 |
cA3 GA | EA A2 AF | ^AB cA fA |1 B3 F Bd :|2 B3 B AB |]
# Added by JACKB .
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Ten comments

A great Phil Cunningham tune which I’ve wanted the music for for ages.

Thanks for posting it.

Johnny?

I’d need to check, Geoff, but wasn’t it Johnny who composed this?

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Re: Johnny

From the Celtic Fiddle Festival liner notes: "Leaving Brittany is a tune Johnny wrote when he was doing just that…leaving Brittany.

Is this not a Strathspey?

You’re right Kenny.
Wrong Cunningham.
I will withdraw from public life immediately in embarrassment.

Naw…..

That won’t be necessary , Geoff - just go and learn "Nana’s Walkabout" as penance -:)

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Composer?

Can you please tel me more about this tune? Who is the composer? Johnny who?
Thanks!
Christine

Johnny Cunningham, brother of Phil…

Link to Johnny C playing it

Here’s the man himself playing it at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC with brother Phil, just a few months before his passing:

http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/artist_detail.cfm?artist_id=CUNNINPHIL#

Click on "Watch This Performance" and skip to about 15 and a half minutes to hear it played as the first in a set of three waltzes. If you’ve always wondered what Johnny Cunningham and Dougie MacLean’d look like waltzing across a concert hall stage, wait till Phil does the last one on his own. Actually, stuff that - watch the whole gig, it’s hilarious with just the sort of playing you might expect.

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Broken link

The Kennedy Centre link mentioned by Swift no longer works but I found a Myspace link to the tune + the Pernod Waltz played by Relativity, one of JC’s projects