The Baddeck Gathering jig

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Baddeck Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A, |DED FEF | D3 D2 A, | DED FDF | A3 ABc |
dBd =cAc | BGB A2 B | AFA d2 F | EFE EDB, |
A,B,D FEF | D3 D2 A, | D2 D FDF | A3 ABc |
dBd =cAc | BGB A2 G | FED A,FE | D3 D2 ||
g |fga dcd | dfa afd | efg =c2 g | efg gfe |
fga d2 g | fga afd | efg ABc |d3 d2 e |
fga dcd | dfa afd | efg =c2 g | efg gfe |
fga ABc | dcd A2 G | FED A,FE | D3 D2 |]
X: 2
T: The Baddeck Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F |D2 D FEF | D3 D2 A | D2 D FD/E/F | A3 ABc |
dBd =cAc |[1 BGB A2 B | AF/G/A dAF | EFE E2 :|
[2 BGB A2 G | FED AFE | D3 D2 ||
g |fga dcd | dfa afd | efg =cGc | efg =c2 g |
fga d2 g | fga a2 d | efg ABc |d3 d2 :|
fga ABc | dcd A2 G | FED AFE | D3 D2 |]
X: 3
T: The Baddeck Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |dcd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 abc’ |
d’bd’ =c’2 A | bgb a2 b | afa d’af | efe edB |
ABd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 abc’ |
d’bd’ =c’2 A | bgb a2 g | fed Afe | d3 d2 ||
g |fga dcd | df/g/a afd | efg =c2 G | ee/f/g gfe |
fga dAd | fga afd | efg ABc |d3 d2 g |
fga dcd | fad afd | efg =cGg | efg gfe |
fga AA/B/c | dcd A2 G | FED Afe | d3 d2 |]
X: 4
T: The Baddeck Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |dcd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 a2 d |
bgb a2 f | gbg a2 b | afa afd | e3 edB |
ABd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 afd |
bgb a2 f | gbg a2 g | fed Afe | d3 d2 ||
g |fga dcd | dfa afd | efg =cgc | efg g2 e |
fga d2 A | fga a2 d | efg ABc |d3 d2 g |
f2 a dcd | dfa afd | e2 g =c2 g | ee/f/g gfe |
fga ABc | dcd A2 G | FED Afe | d3 d2 |]

Eight comments

C: Pipe Major Alex MacDonald ~ alias "Piper Alex"

Another transcription for this can be found here ~

"Brenda Stubbert’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
Edited by Paul Stewart Cranford
Cranford Publications, Cape Breton Island, 1994
http://www.cranfordpub.com/
ISBN: 0-9691181-4-7

Page 39 ~ "The Baddeck Gathering"

Enjoyable tune!

Thanks for posting it! (Glad to see you’re back at it!)

I might quible and call it D Mix. Measures like | efg =c2 g |, with a strong C natural when there are no such strong instances of C sharps, lead me to hear the natural as diatonic and the sharp as chromatic (the ever popular raised leading tone).

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Yes, you’re right… ;-)

I did consider Mixolydian…

“The Baddeck Gathering” ~ for D-limited instruments

X: 2
T: Baddeck Gathereing, The
C: Pipe Major Alexander "Piper Alex" MacDonald
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
N: transcribed for D-limited instruments
K: DMaj
|: F |\
D2 D FEF | D3 D2 A | D2 D FD/E/F | A3 ABc |
dBd =cAc |[1 BGB A2 B | AF/G/A dAF | EFE E2 :|
[2 BGB A2 G | FED AFE | D3 D2 ||
g |\
fga dcd | dfa afd | efg =cGc | efg =c2 g |
fga d2 g | fga a2 d | efg ABc |d3 d2 :|
fga ABc | dcd A2 G | FED AFE | D3 D2 |]

X: 3
T: Baddeck Gathereing, The
C: Pipe Major Alexander "Piper Alex" MacDonald
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
N: transcribed for D-limited instruments
K: DMaj
A |\
dcd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 abc’ |
d’bd’ =c’2 A | bgb a2 b | afa d’af | efe edB |
ABd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 abc’ |
d’bd’ =c’2 A | bgb a2 g | fed Afe | d3 d2 ||
g |\
fga dcd | df/g/a afd | efg =c2 G | ee/f/g gfe |
fga dAd | fga afd | efg ABc |d3 d2 g |
fga dcd | fad afd | efg =cGg | efg gfe |
fga AA/B/c | dcd A2 G | FED Afe | d3 d2 |]

X: 4
T: Baddeck Gathereing, The
C: Pipe Major Alexander "Piper Alex" MacDonald
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
N: transcribed for D-limited instruments, high A, minus c’ & d’
K: DMaj
A |\
dcd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 a2 d |
bgb a2 f | gbg a2 b | afa afd | e3 edB |
ABd f^ef | d3 d2 A | dcd f^ef | a3 afd |
bgb a2 f | gbg a2 g | fed Afe | d3 d2 ||
g |\
fga dcd | dfa afd | efg =cgc | efg g2 e |
fga d2 A | fga a2 d | efg ABc |d3 d2 g |
f2 a dcd | dfa afd | e2 g =c2 g | ee/f/g gfe |
fga ABc | dcd A2 G | FED Afe | d3 d2 |]

Mix over Maj, well, I just didn’t want to write out all those ^c (5 bars ~ & many more if you test throwing in a c#) and since there were fewer =c (2 bars in the B-part), I went with Major… :-D

On second thought…

maybe it should be E double flat locrian—with "appropriate" accidentals? :)

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:-D ~ I shouldn’t laugh when I’ve got a mouth full of coffee…