Highlands…

Highlands…

Does any one know the names of the Highlands Demott byrne plays on His CD?
Thanks:)

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"Dermot Byrne"
Submitted on September 4th 2003 by kuec.
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/602

Solo release from 1995 by the great accordion player from Donegal who now plays with Altan.

Dermot Byrne: accordion, melodeon
Stephen Cooney: guitar, keyboards
Donal Lunny: bouzouki, guitar, bodhran
Trevor Hutchinson: double bass

Track 4: highlands ~ ???

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Dermot Byrne also a great fiddle player

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Thats the one ceolachan.

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Sorry dinn2, I haven’t the recording or I might be able to help, many highlands are classic Scottish strathspeys… If I had the music I’d gladly chase up a name or two or more for you… You could try a search in using a bar of music in ABC notation under the ‘Advanced’ tab of the tunes section, or send me a couple of bars and I might be able to pin names on them…

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I Have never posted a tune so forgive me for the messiness.
Heres the first few bars of the 2 tunes I know.

Key:Dmajor???

dcBAF | dFEACE | FD dD cD b|

Tune 2
key:Amajor???

A a f a | e AcA | FA d c |B E G# BA|

I hope Dow doesn’t See this ;)

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Whew! ~ Be glad I saw it first. If you want any help with ABCs, and a lot of us recommend it as something to gain and have as an option, just ask.

For just starters, is this what you mean for #1?:

X: 1
K: D Major
(3dcB |
AFdF EACE | FDdD cDBD | AFdF EACE | FA (3GFE D2 :|

Re: Highlands… #2

X: 2
K: A Major
|: G |
Aafa eAcA | FAdc BEGB | Aafa eAcA | FAGB cA A2 :|

That one is known by some as either "Gan Ainm" or "Jimmy Lyon’s"

Weird, so far, doing just an initial search, I don’t find either of these on site, which surprises the hell out of me. I know, it shouldn’t, but it does…

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"Jimmy Lyons" ~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: Amajor
Submitted on June 30th 2001 by martin t.
https://thesession.org/tunes/171

They’d forgotten the possessive apostrophe! ~ "Jimmy Lyon’s"

It seems the proper possessive would be ~ Lyons’…

Jimmy Lyons was a fiddle player fromTeelin, County Donegal.

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Forgot to say ~ those three were possibilities for building a set ~

"Seaweed On The Yellow Cliff"
"The Miller O’ Hirn" ~ kissin’ ‘highland’ cousins
"Jimmy Lyon’s"

I’m still seeking the first one, which may also still be here, though I’ve searched so far in 3 keys, swung and unswung, meaning with and without the >… If I don’t find it in the long run I’ll add it. I also want to possibly check my own notes, a real task…

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Of course, it would have swing, but here is a notation approximation of it, minus that swing, or the >s…

X: 1
T: ? ? ?
R: Highland Fling
K: D Major
(3dcB |
AFdF EA,CE | FDdD cDBD | AFdF EA,CE | FA (3GFE D2 :|
Af |
ecAc eAdf | ecac f^efa | ecac (3efe (3edc | (3ded (3cdc (3BcB Af |
ecac (3efe ^df | ecac f^ef^g | afec afec | d2 (3cdc B2 ||

3 Highlands…

3!? ~ and I thought from the start of this you were only after two. Here they are:

1.) "Frank Cassidy’s" / "The Laird O’ Thrums"
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: Amajor
Submitted on May 30th 2007 by benhall.1.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7284

2.) "Jimmy Lyons" / "The Miller O’ Hirn"
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: Amajor
Submitted on June 30th 2001 by martin t.
https://thesession.org/tunes/171

3.) "The Brown-Sailed Boat" / "Peter Baillie"
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on April 15th 2004 by jdave.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2823