The Inverness Gathering strathspey

Also known as Culloden Day.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Inverness Gathering has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Inverness Gathering has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Inverness Gathering
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:e3c "A"| "A"d3c B3c |A3B c3A | "A"a4 e4 |e4 (3d2e2f2 |
"G"g4 B3A |G4 (3B2A2G2 | "G"g4 d4 |d4 e3c |
"A"d3c B3c |A3B c3A | "A"a4 e4 |e4 a4 |
"G"g3e d3B |G3B d3B | "A"e4 A4 |A4 :|
|: (3e2f2g2 "B"| "A"a3e c3e |a3e c3A |"A"a4 e4 |e4 f4 |
"G"g3a g3f |g3a g3e |"G"d3c B3A |G3A B3d |
"A"cBA2 e2A2| cBA2 a3A |"A"a4 e4 |e4 a4 |
"G"g3e d3B |G3B d3B | "A"e4 A4 |A4 :|
|: e3c "C"| "A"d3c B3c |A3B c3A | "A"a3g a3f |e3a A3a |
"G"g4 B3A |G4 (3B2A2G2 | "G"g4 d4 |d4 e3c |
"A"d3c B3c| A3B c3A | "A"a3g a3f |e3a A3a |
"G"g3e d3B| G3B d3B | "A"e4 A4 |A4 :|
|: c3B "D"| "A"AAA2 a4 |ageg a4 | "A"AAA2 a3g |e4 d3B |
"G"GGG2 g4 |gfef g4 | "G"GGG2 g3e |d4 B2G2 |
"A"AAA2 a4 |ageg a4 | "A"AAA2 a3g |e4 a4 |
"G"g3e d3B |G3B d3B | "A"e4 A4 |A4 :|
X: 2
T: The Inverness Gathering
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e>c|d>c B>c A>B c>A|a2e2 e2 (3def|g2B>A G>A (3BAG|g2d2 d2e>c|
d>c B>c A>B c>A|a2e2 e2a2|g>e d>B G>B d>B|e2A2 A2:|
(3efg |\a>e c>e a>e c>e|a2e2 e3f|g>a g>f g>a g>e|d>c B>A G>A B>d|
(3cBA e>A (3cBA a>A|a2e2 e2a2|g>e d>B G>B d>B|e2A2 A2:|
e>d| c>A c>B A>B c<A | a>u(A a>f) e<a A<a | g2B>A G>A (3BAG | g2d2 d2e>d |
c>A c>B A>B c<A | a>u(A a>f) e<a A<a | g>e d>B G>B d>B | e2A2A2:|
c2| (3AAAa2 (3gfe a2|(3AAA a>g e2d>B|(3GGG g2 (3agf g2|(3GGG g>e d2B>G|
(3AAA a2 (3gfe a2|(3AAA a>g e2a2|g>e d>B G>B d>B|e2A2 A2:|

Four comments

Pipe March from The Harp and Claymore collection by James Scott Skinner

the sheet music is completely wrong because the standard note leght of the abc notation should have been 1/16 instead of 1/8.

Bummer, isn’t it?

The Inverness Gathering (march), X:2

This version is pretty close to the last one, but with some differences that are a little more ‘pipey’. This is the way I’ve played the tune for many years now.