## Seven comments

### John MacFayden Of Melfort

S: My own ceilidh band, not sure exactly where it came from before that. We use it for the Canadian Barndance

The composer is listed as John McColl.

Some more sources:

http://www.tradangus.co.uk/pdfs/JohnMacFadyenofMelfort.pdf (C: John MacColl)

Some recordings:

http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/78382/1 (bagpipe)

http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/22494/1 (fiddle + piano)

### And some more:

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121474

Apparently written by PM John MacColl in 1905

### A 2/4 march!

It is a 2/4 march, but limited by the 1/8 note length, I’ve posted it in 4/4 (not that it makes much difference)

The M:2/4, L:1/16 version is this:

X:1

T:John MacFadyen of Melfort

C:John MacColl

L:1/16

M:2/4

K:Amaj

|: a>f |e3 A e>d c>B | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>B c<e f>e | c2 B2 B2 a>f |

e3 A e>d c>B | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2A2 {A}A2 :|

|: c>d | e>f e>c A2 a>g | f<af>e d2 c>d | e>f e>c A>c f>e | {d}c2 B2 B2 c>d |

[1 e>f e>c A2 a>g | f<af>e d2c>d | e>A d>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 :|

[2 c<e d<f c<e B>c | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 |

|: e2 | A2 c<e A2c2 | e>Aa>e f>e c<A | e>c B<c A>c f>e | {d}c2 B2 B2 a2 |

A2 c<e A2 c2 | e>A a>e f>e c<A | c<e A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2A2 {A}A2 :|

|: f>g | a>e c<e A>c B<c | e>A a>e f>e c<A | a>e c<e A>c f>e |

[1 {d}c2 B2 B2 f>g | a>e c<e A>c B<c | e>A a>e f>e c<A | c<e A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 :|

[2 {d}c2 B2 B2 c>d | c>e d>f c>e B>c | A>a g>a f>a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 |]

John MacColl (1860-1943), of Kentallen, Appin:

http://www.pipetunes.ca/composers.asp?pg=Details&composerID=19

Thanks Weejie!

### John MacFadyen Of Melfort, X:2

This setting has a different second time ending for the fourth part (not the same as the second time ending of the second part).

One of the few 2/4 marches that John MacColl composed in "A major", in that the high Gs of the pipes can be played as G#s on other instruments. The vast majority of his 2/4s were in A mixolydian, making extensive use of the low G.