T: The Road To Ness
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|:d2d efe|dfd efe|d2d efe|dfd B2A|
d2d efe|dfd fga|aba f2e|fed B2A:|
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
The Road To Ness has been added to 11 tunebooks.
Don’t know much about this tune, assume it is Scottish…from an old recording of Donald MacDonald playing in banjo. If anyone knows it by another name, please advise. It’s a simple but lively tune that should get more play.
Looks to me like a mangled version of “Bill Harte’s” jig with the parts reversed.
Compare with the Amix version provided by “Dr.Dow” in the comments section.
Thanks for the additional info. The recording I have is a Lismore compilation on a cassette that was sold to me by an auld Doonhamer in a wee music shop in Dumfries, and it doesn’t give any info about the artists. After a bit of searching, I found the record on Lismore’s site, with a wee bit you can listen to at the address below. Cheers, Steven.
That recording is of Donnie “Large” MacDonald from the Isle of Lewis.
Ness is the northernmost area of Lewis in the outer Hebrides.
It may have been written by Iain Crichton, a box player from Stornoway or even by “Large” himself?
Sounds like there’ s a good chance he’s related to the singning MacDonald sisters?