Dr. McPhail’s reel

Also known as Dr MacPhail’s, Dr. MacPhail’s, Dr. MacPhail’s Trance.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Dr. McPhail's has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Dr. McPhail's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
c2eAA2fe | faef aefe | c2ef Acfe | faef aAcB :|
c>eea ceaf | ecce f<afe | ceea ceae | feef aAcB |
ceea ceaf | ecce a2fe | c2eA Acfe | f<aef | aAcB |
|:Aeec efce | Bffe f<afe | Aeec efce | f/2g/2aef aAcB :|
|:c2ea dfce | d2f<a e<afe |1 c2ea dfce |
f<aef aAcB :|2 c2eAA2fe | f<aef aAcB ||
ABC
X: 2
T: Dr. McPhail's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 dG G2 ed | eged gded | B2 de GBed | egde gGBA :|
|: Bddg Bdge | dBBd e/2g3/2ed | Bddg Bdgd | edde gGBA |
Bddg Bdge | dBBd g2 ed | B2 dG GBed | e/2g3/2de gGBA ||
|: GddB deBd | Aeed e/2g3/2ed | GddB deBd | e/f/gde gGBA :||
|: B2 dg ceBd | c2 e/2g3/2 d/2g3/2ed |1 B2 dg ceBd |
e/2g3/2de gGBA :|2 B2 dG G2 ed | e/2g3/2de gGBA ||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 3
T: Dr. McPhail's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
!slide!B2 dG ~G2 ed | egde gd{a/}ed | !slide!B2 de GBed | egde gGBA|
!slide!B2 dG ~G2 ed | egde gd{a/}ed | !slide!B2 dG~G2 ed | egde gGBA|
Bddg Bdge | dBBd e/2g3/2ed | Bddg Bdgd | {a/}edde gGBA |
Bddg Bdge | dBBd e/2g3/2ed | JB2 dG GBed | e/2g3/2de gGBA ||
|: GddB deBd | Ae{a/}ed e/2g3/2ed | GddB deBd | egde gGBA :||
|: JB2 dg ceBd | c2 e/2g3/2 d/2g3/2ed |1 JB2 dg ceBd |
e/2g3/2de gGBA :|2 B2 dG G2 ed | e/2g3/2de gGBA ||
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Eight comments

This tune was requested by Seara in Discussions. It appears on Capercaillie’s album, ‘Delirium’. I presume it comes from the Highland bagpipe repertoire.

All those dotted notes and Scotch snaps are not typical of an Irish reel, but then, who ever said all tunes posted here have to be Irish (half of which were originally Scots anyway)? Main thing is, it’s a nice tune.

Dr. McPhail’s

Composer’s name is Andrew Bain.

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It appears as a second part of Lament for the Viscount of Dundee on Tony McManus’s album Ceol More. Very nice guitar version.

McPhail’s in G Major

X: 1
T: Dr. McPhail’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: B2 dG G2 ed | eged gded | B2 de GBed | egde gGBA :|
|: Bddg Bdge | dBBd e/2g3/2ed | Bddg Bdgd | edde gGBA |
Bddg Bdge | dBBd g2 ed | B2 dG GBed | e/2g3/2de gGBA ||
|: GddB deBd | Aeed e/2g3/2ed | GddB deBd | e/f/gde gGBA :||
|: B2 dg ceBd | c2 e/2g3/2 d/2g3/2ed |1 B2 dg ceBd |
e/2g3/2de gGBA :|2 B2 dG G2 ed | e/2g3/2de gGBA ||

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This one is a b*gger on the uilleann pipes.

"Delirium" is right… That’s when the Scottish pipers take their revenge on the Irish, DrSilverSpear!

I can confirm that comment made by DrSilverSpear… feckin ridiculous! But still a pleasure to play when you get it right haha

Delirium Revised

This is another attempt at Marc Duff’s playing which has a number of slides on B that don’t show up here.