Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch waltz

Also known as Archibald MacDonald Of Kepoch, Archibald MacDonald Of Keppoch, MacDonald Of Kepoch.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch has been added to 122 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:DE|F3GA2|f3ed2|c3AF2|G4DE|F3GA2|f3ed2|Ad3^c2|d4:|
de|f3ed2|c3BA2|B3AG2|A4DE|F3GA2|f3ed2|Ad3^c2|d4fg|
a3gf2|Af3d2|c3AF2|G4DE|F3GA2|f3ga2|Ad3^c2|d4z2|
ABC
X: 2
T: Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EF|G3AB2|g3fe2|d3BG2|A4EF|
G3AB2|g3fe2|Be3^d2|e4:|
ef|g3fe2|d3cB2|c3BA2|B4EF|
G3AB2|g3fe2|Be3^d2|e4ga|
b3ag2|Bg3e2|d3BG2|A4EF|
G3AB2|g3ab2|Be3^d2|e4z2|
# Added by JACKB .
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Eleven comments

Archibald McDonald of Keppoch

My transcription of this scottish slow air from John Cunningham. I have it in the album "25 Years of Celtic Music".
6th bar is played like |f3ga2| the first time only.

That would be the 5th bar actually. The pickup doesn’t count as a bar. :) Nice tune though. I’ll go over it later when I get some time.

Archie MacDonald of Keppoch

This lovely tune has been played at all our family gatherings! Hope others love playing it as much as i do ! (it sounds great on Clarsach! )

Mmm… I actually meant the 6th bar though. I didn’t explain it very well, I meant the 6th bar that is |f3ed2| is played by John Cunningham like |f3ga2| the first time, when he starts the tune, but not anymore.
And I agree with Davesim this tune is lovely.

I’ve recently acquired a three row Paolo Soprani B/C/C# and this is a delight to play on it. Thanks Pere for putting it here.

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And by the way this is of course played much slower than the midi.

Yes! it’s a matter of course with me. When I see a dotted quaver starting a triplet I seem to have a natural inclination to play it slow.
In fact I rarely listen to the midi.

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Just realised, no dotted quaver & no triplet. Of course I refer to the dotted crotchet at the beginning of the bar. The snatch at the start of bars 7(A) 7,10 & 15 (B) make for a super conrast.

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Archibald Mcdonald of Keppoch

Tony Elman plays this on’Swinging on the Gate’ on hammered dulcimer. Reminds me of a visit to Asheville N.C.from UK. There was a power cut for 3 days - were we glad to be able to jam at night by candle light!