The Glorious 13th reel

Also known as Schottish A Virmoux, Scottisch A Virmoux, Scottisch à Virmoux, Scottische à Virmoux, Scottische De Virmoux.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Glorious 13th has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Glorious 13th
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc |: d2 A2 d3 c | BABc dedB | A2 D2 A3 G | FEFG {Bc}BABc |
d2 A2 d3 c | BABc dedB | A2 D2 A2 GF |[1 EFGE D2 (3ABc :|[2 EFGE D4 ||
|: FGFG Az A2 | FGFG Bz B2 | AdAF G2 FE | FGAF E2 D2 |
FGFG Az A2 | FGFG Bz B2 | AdAF G2 FE |[1 FGAF E2 D2 :|[2 FGAF E2 ||
X: 2
T: The Glorious 13th
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DAGF A3F|GFGA B2A2|AdAF G2FE|1 FAFD E4:|2 DAGA D4:||
d2A2 d3c|BABc dedB|A2D2 A2GF|1 EFGA BABc|2 EFGA D4:||

Three comments

The Glorious 13th

From the Mawkin Album The Fair Essex. Not the same tune as that of the same name by Blowzabella.

For me its another foot stomper… :) Great tune. Now if I could only play it at foot stomping speed!

The Glorious 13th - Schottish A Virmoux

Hmm. Now I know why this tune sounded familiar on the album…Ive heard it played in a different form at sessions!!!

It seems that the Mawkin track is just a rework of Schottish A Virmoux in a different key with the A & B parts swapped over.

So its French in origin. The arrangement I have heard is in G with an almost exact A part (but played as the B in the trad arrangement). The Mawkin B part (Trad A part) differs - I guess this is either artistic licence or perhaps mis-heard/remembered from sessions?

Scottisch à Virmoux

X: 1
T: Scottisch à Virmoux
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
DAGF A3F|GFGA B2A2|AdAF G2FE|1 FAFD E4:|2 DAGA D4:||
d2A2 d3c|BABc dedB|A2D2 A2GF|1 EFGA BABc|2 EFGA D4:||

This traditional tune is a staple of the ”Musique du Centre” repertoire; a traditional from the Berry / Bourbonnais region. (It has been recorded for example by La Chavannée on their 1992 CD ‘Cotillon’. This band’s style and stance are widely held as a reference in the genre)

Hear it played in a set on the French hurdy-gurdy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ewD1e5EC68