6/8 marches

6/8 marches

could anyone suggest and possibly send me a link for a decent 6/8 march? i’m looking for something other than the traditional Bugle Horn etc … thanks a lot any help would be much appreciated as i need a tune or two for my ceilidh band 🙂

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hey thanks … the first section there… hasn’t that got too little bars? i.e there’s only 6 in the first section instead of 8

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Leslie’s March is pretty popular around here. Everybody steals the Solas set and plays it with the Humours of Whiskey. (Chieftans recorded it as "March Of Oscar And Malvina", apparently).

https://thesession.org/tunes/987

Pete

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"Chieftains", obviously… sigh.

Pete

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Farewell To The Creeks, Blue Bonnets Over The Border - two 4-part dotted Scottish pipe marches, in the Tunes database here. Lots more of them - Nigel Gatherer’s website probably has some.

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You need three legs to march to those.
This is probably where a kilt comes in handy….

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"Dovecot Park" is a cracker. I’ll see if it’s on the site already…

No it isn’t, so I’ll maybe post it. Keep an eye out in the tunes section…

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No need for three legs, just one step per beat, with three eighth notes per beat instead of two (trust me, I marched a lot in the early days of my military career).

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If you’re willing to veer waay outside the realm of the traditional, you can’t do better than Nelson Mandela’s Welcome to the City of Glasgow, composed, I think, by Blair Douglas:

https://thesession.org/tunes/3156.

Here’s a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8mrQOrDiuw


Douglas has an excellent recording of it, on the album _Brave Hearts_. Bagpipes and South African chanting - multiculturalism at its best.

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Look in the ‘Ceol na Fidhle: Highland Tunes for the Fiddle’ books, published by Taigh na Teud and compiled by Christine Martin. I like lots of them: ‘The Bonawe Highlanders’, ‘Murdo Mackenzie of Torridon’, ‘The Athole Highlanders’, ‘Pipe Major Donald McLean of Lewis’, ‘Kirkwall Bay’, ‘The McNeils of Ugadale’ etc…

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I learned O’Sullivan’s March from a Chieftains recording, along with An Sean Duine. I play Saddle the Pony to follow, in the same rhythm.

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Mp3 audio clips of a few of the marches mentioned above can be found on these sites.

March of the King of Laoise – Played on guitar by Duck Baker on the album Kid on the Mountain
http://www.emusic.com/album/10592/10592403.html

Heights of Cassino – Played on The Westie Way Donny & Diane’s Highland Ceilidh Band
http://www.smithmearns.com/music/HeightsOfCassino-001.mp3

Leslie’s March – Played by Beyond The Pale on the album Queen of Skye
http://cdbaby.com/cd/beyondthepale2

McAllistrum’s: Played by Loscann http://loscann.free.fr/
http://loscann.free.fr/music/LOSCANN-mr.mp3

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