Sturob’s seven comments

  • Not G#!

    This is a great strathspey . . . I probably would've transcribed it in a different key for Irish instruments, but that's just me. more…

  • I mean Bothy Band. *doh!* more…

  • Really Dmix?

    This tune seems to flow better (for me) in Dmaj, meaning with C sharp. Don't the Chieftains play it with a sharp C? more…

  • Who wrote it?

    This is my first addition to the archive, and the tune is one of my all-time favorite jigs. I learned it as a kid on the highland pipes, played (interestingly) with accidentals in the key of A minor, which allows you to play birls on all the . . . well, ... more…

  • Strathspey

    It does have a strathspey kind of feel, but as such, it should be (by definition) in 4/4 time. Given the lyrics presented from the Hebrides, it's also quite possible it predates the strathspey, and may represent a remnant of the singing style that has co... more…

  • Funeral march

    Yep, this tune appears in Scots Guards, a pair of books with all the more…

  • De’il among the Tailors

    I KNOW the discussion has gone ON and ON and ON. more…