Andrew’s march

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Andrew’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Andrew's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Andrew's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FG|A>FAf d2AF|BGBg e2ed|c>dcB {c}BAcB|A>BAG F2FG|
A>FAf d2AF|BGBg e2ed|c>dcB {c}BAcB|AecA d2:|
|:fg|a>bag fAdf|g>age B2ef|g>age cAce|d>efd A2fg|
a>bag fAdf|g>age B2ef|gf{g}fe edcB|AecA d2:|
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Andrew’s March

This is the first of the three tunes played as a set on Kathryn Tickell’s CD, ‘Back to the Hills’ (Andrew’s March, Kielder Schottische, Shirley’s Reel). Please correct the type if polka isn’t the closest (march wasn’t a possible choice). This is my first ABC posting, so please advise of any mistakes also. Finally, any information as to the history of the tune will be appreciated. Here is the full ABC format:

X:1
T:Andrew’s March
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Polka (?)
C:J Dagg
S:Kathryn Tickell (Back to the Hills)
Z:Chet Creider 8/2/2012
K:D
|: FG|A>FAf d2AF|BGBg e2ed|c>dcB {c}BAcB|A>BAG F2FG|
A>FAf d2AF|BGBg e2ed|c>dcB {c}BAcB|AecA d2:|
|:fg|a>bag fAdf|g>age B2ef|g>age cAce|d>efd A2fg|
a>bag fAdf|g>age B2ef|gf{g}fe edcB|AecA d2:|

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It was apparently composed by Archie Dagg (1899-1991), of Upper Coquetdale:

"Primarily a shepherd and fiddler, Archie took to pipemaking, and particularly reedmaking, when he retired. He is responsible for some beautiful tunes which are commonly played by pipers today. His tunebook, ‘A Coquetdale Garland’ has recently been reissued. "

http://www.nspipes.co.uk/nsp/ww14ppla.htm

Just revisited my CD and found this tune. I have just returned from Sweden where I witnessed hundreds of fiddlers playing together.
I couldn’t help feeling that this tune played at a very steady speed would not feel out of place amongst the Swedish tunes I heard. some of the structure has a Swedish feel about it.
I like it very much and wonder what Archie Dagg’s musical influences may have been.

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