The Banks of Forth- Neil Gow?
Ok, so I thought for my first tune submission I’d start with the first tune I learnt when I decided to start getting into fiddle music. We were taught this by Lauren MacColl at the Glasgow fiddle workshop and she played it as an Air. I think it was attributed to Neil Gow (aren’t they all) but I don’t have much information about the tune other than the source for the piece being "McGibbon- Scots Tunes, book II, pg. 45 (c. 1746)". Also, I have mistakenly wrote the piece twice as slow as it should be… if I can change that I will but in case I can’t the first two notes should be a joined doted quaver and semi-quaver followed by the D as a crotchet! Hope you guys enjoy it!
Correct note lengths!
Ok so here is the corrected version, sorry about that… still learning how to work this ABC notation!!
T: Banks Of Forth, The
|: F3E| D4 F3G A4 d3e| f3g fedc B6 d2| A4 B3c BAGF E2D2| G3A BAGF E4 F3E| D4 F3G A4 d3e| f3g fedc B6 c2| d2e2 f2^ga e6 dc| B2cd B3A A4 :||: A4| d2c2d2e2 fgfg a2c2| B2A2B2c2 d6 F2| G2F2G2A2 B2g2f2 e2d2| c2de dcBA A6 A2| B2G2B2d2 A2F2D2F2| G2B2 e2fg c6 A2| BdcB AGFE D4 a2fe| e2fg fedc d4 :|
you can edit the original abc - but do it quick before the sheetmusic gets set up (permanently)
just click on the ABC tab and then on
"You can edit the ABC notation."
You would also do well to get in contact with Kenny in Aberdeen - very helpful member here!
Done! Promise the next tune I put up will be correct from the start!!
Also I think I’ve met Kenny, there can’t be that many Kenny’s that fit his profile description playing in sessions in Aberdeen!
Re: The Banks Of Forth
"This air was written by James Oswald who published it in his ‘Curious Collection of Scots Tunes.’ " This from J Murray Neil - The Scots Fiddle (1991). Oswald was born in 1711 and moved to London in 1741. Teaching dancing, and composition, were among his talents and he was a gifted singer too.