Robert Burns’s eight comments

  • Re: Parcel Of Rogues

    This most definitely is NOT a reel. It is a non-dance, sad song. Also it is missing the cuts & holds that are in the Bard's score. more…

  • Re: John MacKenzie’s Fancy

    This is not close. No hornpipe is "round". It's a pipe tune I know well; I'm looking at the score by J.A. Barrie now. I't is scored and played like an hornpipe, i.e., replete with dotted 8th notes and 16th notes. I'm not looking beyond that. more…

  • Re: The other pipe on the hob please?

    Here's the "other" pipe on the hob. https://thesession.org/tunes/81 I learned of it only in an online argument recently. I would like to see how far back either tune goes in published scores. more…

  • The Siege of Ennis

    I agree with Taglione. I am looking at 'Allan's "Irish Fiddler"'. Under "THE SEIGE OF ENNIS" is given what appears to be one tune but which are really 3 tunes beginning with what every competent traditional Irish musician knows is "The Rattling Bog" in... more…

  • The Probable Original Tune - "Tha Leann Daor Aig Na Gillean"

    Robert L. Pekaar's "An Encyclopedia of Tunes for The Great Highland Bagpipe" lists two settings of "The Ale Is Dear" with "(Tha Leann Daor Aig Na Gillean)". No other alternative names is given. The Gadhlig name is likely the original tune . more…

  • Probably the Original Tune

    Robert L. Pekaar's "An Encyclopedia of Tunes for The Great Highland Bagpipe" lists two settings of "The Ale Is Dear" with "(Tha Leann Daor Aig Na Gillean)". No other alternative names is given. The Gadhlig name is likely the original tune . more…

  • Same Tune?

    I have a setting of the reel "Lady Margaret Stewart" in Donald MacDonald’s "A Collection of Quicksteps, Strathspeys, Reels, & Jigs Arranged for the highland Bagpipe" from the mid-19th Century and I don’t believe that it is the same tune. more…

  • The Ale is Dear

    I have a setting of the reel "Lady Margaret Stewart" in Donald MacDonald's "A Collection of Quicksteps, Strathspeys, Reels, & Jigs Arranged for the highland Bagpipe" from the mid-19th Century and I don't believe that it is the same tune. more…