The Mountcashel Brigade’s march

Also known as Mount Cashel Brigade, The Mount Cashel Brigade, Mount Cashel’s Brigade, Mountcashel Brigade, The Mountcashel Brigade March, The Mountcashel Brigade, Mountcashel’s Brigade, Mountcashel’s Brigade March.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Mountcashel Brigade's has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Mountcashel Brigade's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AB/c/ |d2 d>c dA FA | d2 d>c d2 de | f2 fa gf ed | e2 e>f e2 a>g |
fd df ge eg | fa A>A A2 cd | e2 e>e e2 ag | f2 d>d d2 :|
AB/c/ |d2 f>e dc dB | A>B AG F2 A2 | d2 fe de fg | e2 a>b ag fe |
d2 f>e dc dB | A>B AG F2 A2 | Bg g/f/e fe Bc | d2 d>c de fg |
a>b ag f>g fe | d>c de fd ef | g>a gf e>f ed | c>d cA BA Bc |
d>d d>d c/d/e cA | B>A Bc d2 b2 | a>b af ge cA | d>d d>d d2 |]
X: 2
T: The Mountcashel Brigade's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 |d2 f>e de dB | A>B AG F2 A2 | d2 f>e de fg | e2 a>b ag fe |
d2 f>e de dB | A>B AG F2 A2 | ag fe fe dc | d2 d>e d2 ||
ef/g/ |a>b ag f>g fe | d2 d>e fd ef | g>a gf e>f ed | c2 A>B cA Bc |
d2 d2 ce cA | B>A Bc d2 b2 | a>b ef ge cA | d2 d>e d2 |]
X: 3
T: The Mountcashel Brigade's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2 |A2 c>B AB AF | E>F ED [C2E2] E2 | A2 c>B AB cd | B2 e>f ed cB |
A2 c>B A>B AF | E>F ED [C2c2-] [E-c][Ee] | fe/d/ c>B dc/B/ AG | A2 A>B A2 ||
Bc/d/ |e>f ed c>d cB | A2 AB cA Bc | d>e dc B>c BA | G2 E>F GE FG |
A2 A2 GB GE | F>E FG A2 f2 | e>f ec dB GE | A2 A>A A2 |]
X: 4
T: The Mountcashel Brigade's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 |G2 B>A GA G/F/E | D>E D[Cc] [B,2B2] [D2d2] | G2 B>A GA Bc | A2 d>e dc c/B/A |
G2 B>A G2 G/F/E | D>E D[C/-G/][C/c/] [B,2B2] [D2d2] | ed/c/ B>A BA GF | G2 G>F G2 ||
A/B/c |d2 dc B>c BA | G2 G>A BG G/A/B | c>d cB A>B AG | FD D>E FD D/E/F |
G>A GD F/G/A FD | E>^D EF G2- Ge | d>e dB c/B/A FD | G2 G>F G2 |]

Two comments

“The Mountcashel Brigade March” ~ D, A & G Major ( :-D ) AABC or just BC = AB?

Where’s Doc Dow when we need him, eh?

I’ve seen transcriptions for this march in A & G Major, but which do not include that first doubled part, which has me a bit suspicious that it may not belong there. However, the recording this was transcribed from, The Bunclody Céilí Band, they only play the tunes in the set once through, no repeats, but the melodic structure, and the shared lead-in of AB/c/ suggests a relationship other than mere arrangement. If there are any march crazy folk out there that know otherwise, please let me know and I’ll make the necessary adjustments. For comparison I’ll add at least one more take on this, including as found online, and in an alternate key…