Does anyone have a name for this tune?

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I have no idea if this link will work for people without gmail.

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Link works for me - course, I do have gmail. Don’t know the tune, though … !

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No gmail here but it works. No idea except it sounds Scottish.

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Brings to mind someone singing canterach (sorry about the English spelling), But that may be not much advance on “sounds Scottish”.

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‘It sounds Scottish.’

Yeah, I got that far. :)

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It sounds familiar……. Not much of an advance but that’s a promising sign. It’s very likely that someone here will know it.
:-)

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Yeah, I’m sure I’ve heard and it and could probably busk it, but I’m hopeless at names of Scottish marches.

If I figure out which tune it is and its links to somewhere in the Highlands, I might win a bottle of whisky.

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I found what it reminded me of. It’s not it. Is that a goose?

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Well done, Calum. A lovely spot, Dornie. Hope you get to share some of that whisky!

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Ha. The track it remined me of was a strathspey (on goose) but I chickened out of suggesting it wasn’t a march.

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Ha-ha, and I thought the initials on the website were RSPB - Royal Society for Protection of Birds, but I see it’s RSPBA - Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

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Thanks, guys! I’ve put my guess in. If I’ve gotten it correct and done so before anyone else, a bottle of really cheap whisky will be mine.

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The thing is, whisky can be really cheap, but is it ever all bad?

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Hi Dr. Spear - I’ve just compared it with the sheet music in "The Cairngorm Collection", and it is definitely "Dornie Ferry". The tune has 4 parts, not just 2, but maybe the recording got cut short.
By my reckoning, Calum would be owed half of that bottle :)
"whisky ever all bad ?" Myself and 2 other Scottish flute players were at the Ballyvourney "Cruinniu" 2 years ago, and the bar at "The Mills" were selling an Irish whiskey called "Pogues". We were curious, bought a dram each, took a sip, one other to confirm it was so bad, and then all 3 of us left it alone. A whisky / whiskey has to be really bad for 3 Scotsmen not to drink it. So the answer to your question is undoubtedly "yes".

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> Calum would be owed half of that bottle

Ach, I’ll settle for a dram.

On bad whisky, I’ve sampled the stuff that’s come straight out the still - there’s stuff that comes out too soon, and stuff that comes out too late, and stuff that comes out in the middle, and it’s all like windscreen wiper fluid with a kick!

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To Kenny and Calum, I tip my hat to gentlemen of greater courage than I, and sip my Talisker…

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No, but if you play it backwards it sounds like someone is saying "Paul is dead". (I crack myself up sometimes)

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I owe Calum some of the finest whisky the Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum has to offer (and not the whisky shop side of it). I got the location correct and beat everyone else to the punch.