Ampocarbuile’s forty-six comments

  • Re: Catherine Ogie

    Robert Burns used this for his 1792 song "Highland Mary", calling the air "Katharine Ogie" (Kinsey 389, p.526). Definitely a slow air there, though it will play well at march speed too. more…

  • Re: Lanton Road

    Lanton is a village in Roxburghshire (Scottish Borders). more…

  • Re: Honourable Miss Charteri’s

    Isn't "Miss Charter's" or Miss Charteris" more likely? more…

  • Re: Puirt-a-Beul

    'Puirt a beul', yes, it literally says 'tunes of the mouth', but what it means is what is called 'diddling' in Scotland or 'lilting' in Ireland. Usually we translate it as 'mouth music' . more…

  • Re: The Lasses Of Stewarton

    The B strain is very like the air for the song "There's Nae Guid Luck Aboot the Hoose". If you reverse strains A and B, you get something very like as variation set. Did this start out as a set of Scottish or Northumbrian or Geordie variations on a very p... more…

  • Re: Cavers Of Kirkcudbright

    And for those of you who aren't Scottish, please note that Kirkcudbright is pronounced 'Kirkoobray'. Oh, and Cavers rhymes with 'ravers'. more…

  • Re: Donald, Willie And His Dog

    Or the man's name is Donald Willie, in the Highland style. more…

  • Re: George & Abbotsford Hotel

    This never took off. We may try again later in the spring. more…

  • Re: The Braes Of Tulliemet

    I'm pretty certain Robert Burns used this tune for a song he collected or wrote. I'll try and locate it tomorrow. more…

  • Re: Lady Dorothea Stewart Murray

    PM = Pipe Major, so this is a pipe tune, and as such, should be A myxolidian (g naturals throughout). more…