MHCrawf’s five comments

  • Gan Ainm

    Looking for the name (and hopefully the composer) of this tune. I learned it a number of years ago from Richard Wood, a PEI fiddler. He didn't remember the name or the composer at the time, but thought it was a Cape Breton or Scottish tune. I can't fin... more…

  • Type of Tune

    Actually, it's none of the above. It's never been danced to so its what Shetlanders call a "listening tune." During Shetland's whaling days, the tune was supposedly brought back to Shetland from Greenland where it was learned from one of the Greenland "... more…

  • Another recording

    This is also recorded by Natalie MacMaster on her Blueprint album. more…

  • Composer?

    I love this tune as well, but I've never been able to find out whose it is to give proper credit. Thanks! more…

  • Battle of the Somme

    Yes, it's originally a Scottish bagpipe march in 9/8 time. Hence the feeling of a slip jig if it's played fast! more…