The Baddeck Gathering jig

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Four settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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||
4
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… 😀

On second thought…

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

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😀 ~ I shouldn’t laugh when I’ve got a mouth full of coffee…