Nice reel in G that I picked up off of Blazin’ Fiddles
Cheers for posting, you might want to add repeat bars in though (although it is obvious I know!)
T: Rothiemurchus Rant
G|EDED EG (3GGG| cGAG cGAc| EDED EG (3GGG|AcGc EDD:|
|: g| e2 dede dA| cded cAcG| A2 ag e2 dc|AcGc EDD:|
|: g|egga gagd|eaag abae|egde cdec|eage d3:|
|: g|e2 dc de a2|geed c2 Ac| GAcd e2 dc| AcGc EDD:|
Gah! Forgot you needed them both ends. That’s the ABC changed now anyway, thanks for pointing that out :)
Rothiemurchus Rant (reel)
Its Irish counterpart ("The Graf Spee"):
The notes need to be grouped properly for the sheetmusic to come out correctly, e.g. e2de dedA in bar 2 of the B-part. The key is Cmaj. You can edit these details by going to "edit abc".
The note groupings in your last part are still wrong.
Really? It looks and sounds OK (as much as the midi ever does) over on concertina.com
Rothiemurchus Rant from Scotland to Indiana
Rothiemurchus Rant is composed by 19th century northern Scottish fiddler, Peter Milne, and of course did make its way into the Irish repertoire as The Graf Spey, Grand Spee and a few other closely related name versions. A rant is indeed a reel but Rothiemurchus Rant is in all collections as a strathspey and played as such in Scotland, Cape Breton and beyond. Interestingly, Indiana fiddler, John Summers (1887-1976) recorded an unusual but closely related version of this tune "unnamed". It’s hard to know what his source was for the tune because I have heard no other American renditions of it other than Summers’.
"Rothiemurchus Rant is composed by 19th century northern Scottish fiddler, Peter Milne" - genuinely curious as to know the evidence for that statement.
"A rant is indeed a reel but Rothiemurchus Rant is in ALL [ my emphasis ] collections as a strathspey and played as such in Scotland……" - no , it’s not.
Peter Milne was born in 1824, but "Rothiemurchus Rant" can be found in Joshua Campbell’s Collection (1788). I have never seen Milne suggested as the composer so, like Kenny, I’m curious as to where this can be seen.
John Summers played with Franklin George, who spent some time in Scotland (and even played the bagpipe). It’s possible, I guess, that Summers learnt the tune from George.
A manuscript with various Scot airs and tunes, compiled by Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus (1797-1885) and dedicated to Ferdinand von Thinnfeld in 1817 (the manuscript is preserved at Thinnfeld Castle in Styria), also includes "Rothiemurchus Rant". As the author claims that "this air was composed by my Great-grandfather James Grant Esq. of Rothiemurchus", the tune may date back to the first half of the 18th century.
A version close to the 3rd one on this page may be found in Part First of Niel Gow’s "Complete Repository of Original Scots Slow Strathspeys and Dances", which was first published in 1799. It is the third tune on p. 18 of this volume, and is titled "Rothemurchue’s (sic) Rant, a Strathspey". It is a great tune, and surely an old one.