Got this tune from a Spanish fiddler. No name, no information at all so if anyone recognises it please do let me know!
Is this tune supposed to be so unusually crooked? I don’t recognize it though.
Don’t recognise it but surely it’s got to be a reel, and in D? Sounds like a Scottish bagpipe tune to me. Kenny might know it.
T: Gan Ainm
A|d2cd (3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa~a2 ag (3efg|fa~a2 afdA|
d2cd (3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa~a2 ag (3efg|fdec d2d:|
|:g|fd (3efg afdf|gBed ceAg|a2af dfag|fded ce (3efg|
fd (3efg afdf|gBed ceAg|a2af dfag|fdec d2d:|
English fiddler / singer Eliza Carthy recorded this tune as Mons Meg: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QMCPJ6/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk6_B000QMCPJ6
Mons Meg - Strathspey by PM G S MacLennan
That’s the tune indeed.
C/o Jack Campin:
C:Pipe Major George S. MacLennan
S:Gordon Highlanders Pipe Music Collection volume I
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|f<a a2 a>f d>A|
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|fd |f>d e>c d2 d||
fd (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d cA A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>d c<e (3efg|
f>d (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d c<e A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>c d2 d||
Presumably, "Mons Meg" refers to the Medieval cannon kept at Edinburgh Castle:
Thank you all so much for the comments. Will make necessary adjustments to tune details.
It’s like she has taken it from a pipe transcription without adding the omitted sharps.
As heard on ‘Rice’ by Eliza Carthy, 1998. Unsure of origin.