Kalabakan reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Kalabakan has been added to 1 tune set.

Kalabakan has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Kalabakan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2Ad BABd|AABd feef|d2Ad BABd|AAfe d2 df:|
|:a2faafa2|AABd feef|a2faafa2|AAfe d2 df:|
BdAd BABd|fAAA feef|BdAd BABd|AAfe d2 d2|
BdAd BABd|fAAA feef|BdAd BABd|AAfe d3 a||
f3 a e3f|d2ed BdBA|BdAd BABd|feef e3 a|
f3 a e3f|d2ed BdBA|BdAd BABd|AAfe d4||

Two comments

Kalabakan (Borneo),

A reel of Scottish piping origin…written by P/M Angus MacDonald, MBE, Scots Guards. Originally written for the Highland pipes, it translates very well as a fiddle piece. This tune has been recorded by many traditional bands including the Battlefield Band and The Tannahill Weavers.


Cracking tune. Quite often played medium paced and sung in the piping world but here we like to play it fast and quite straight.