Dr. Iain MacAonghais jig

Also known as Dr John MacInnes.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Dr. Iain MacAonghais has been added to 1 tune set.

Dr. Iain MacAonghais has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Dr. Iain MacAonghais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:B|Add d2e|faa fge|fdB BBc|ddd edB|
Add d2e|faa fge|fdB Adf|1 edd d2:|2 edd e2||
|:e|f3- fdB|fdB- Bff|fdB ecA|ecA- Aee|
fdB fdB-|Bff fdB|edB Adf|edd d2:|
|:B|AAA BBA|BBB ddA|fAA BBA|fAA dBA|
BBB ddA|fAA BBA|fdB Adf|edd d2:|
f|a2f add|ddd dBA|BBB ddA|fAA dBA|
faf add|ddd dBA|fdB Adf|edd d2f|
a2f add|ddd dBA|fAA ddd|ddd dBA|
BBB ccA|fAA ddA|fff afa|edd d2||
2
X: 2
T: Dr. Iain MacAonghais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:B|A>dd {c}d2e|f>aa f>ge|f>dB B<Bc|d>dd e>dB|
A>dd {c}d2e|f>aa f>ge|f>dB A>df|1 e>dd {c}d2:|2 e>dd {c}e2||
|:e|f3- f>dB|f>dB- B>ff|f>dB e>cA|e>cA- A>ee|
f>dB f>dB-|B>ff {g}f>dB|e>dB A>df|e>dd {c}d2:|
|:B|A>AA B<BA|B>BB d<dA|f>AA B<BA|f>AA d>BA|
B>BB d<dA|f>AA B<BA|f>dB A>df|e>dd {c}d2:|
f|{g}a2f a>dd|d<dd d>BA|B>BB d<dA|f>AA d>BA|
f<af a>dd|d<dd d>BA|f>dB A>df|e>dd d2f|
{g}a2f a>dd|d<dd d>BA|f>AA d<dd|d<dd d>BA|
B<BB c<cA|f>AA d<dA|f>ff afa|e>dd {c}d2||
3
X: 3
T: Dr. Iain MacAonghais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Add d2e|faa fge|fdB BBc|ddd edB|
Add d2e|faa fge|fdB Adf|1 edd d2B:|2 edd d2||
|:e|f3- fdB|fdB- Bff|fdB ecA|ecA- Aee|
fdB fdB-|Bff fdB|edB Adf|edd d2:|
|:B|AAA B2A|BBB d2A|fAA B2A|fAA dBA|
BBB d2A|fAA B2A|fdB Adf|edd d2:|
f|a2f add|ddd dBA|BBB ddA|fAA dBA|
faf add|ddd dBA|fdB Adf|edd d2f|
a2f add|ddd dBA|fAA ddd|ddd dBA|
BBB ccA|dAA fff|fff AfA|edd d2|]

Seven comments

Dr. Iain MacAonghais

A big jig composed by Allan MacDonald. I learned this tune at a fiddle workshop a couple of weeks ago. Well…I thought I learned it. Later, I listened to the version of it on a Daimh album, and realized that what was taught at our fiddle workshop was only the first two parts! Lo and behold, the full pipe version, which I’ve here straightened and simplified, is online at Ronald MacDonald’s site: http://www.rmacd.com/music/moidart-collection/sample-two.pdf

Version 2 is a slightly less simplified version, with snaps and some of the more straightforward grace notes for non-pipe instruments. I won’t burden the site with where I’m inclined to throw in triplets.

Re: Dr. Iain MacAonghais

The second time ending, edd e2, on the first part is, I think, a printing error from the Moidart Collection II. I think it should be edd d2, like all the other parts - the gracing {gdc} before the final note certainly suggests a D to follow and that is how it is presented in The Nineties Collection.

Also, some versions have the third part played thus, with crotchets replacing double quaver notes:
|:B|AAA B2A|BBB d2A|fAA B2A|fAA dBA|BBB d2A|fAA B2A|fdB Adf|edd d2:|
Again, that is how it appears in The Nineties Collection and how it is played by Ceolbeg here (2nd tune):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iLH5N7ilNw

Dr. Iain MacAonghais, X:3

This is the Ceolbeg setting from the link above (starts about 1:12).
Note the slightly different ending to the last part : BBB ccA|dAA fff|fff AfA|edd d2|] as opposed to the original BBB ccA|fAA ddA|fff AfA|edd d2|]. The Ceolbeg ending is easier for me and makes slightly more sense but I shall work on both.

Re: Dr. Iain MacAonghais

This tune is D not Amix.

Re: Dr. Iain MacAonghais

Oh sorry, didn’t notice that the wrong key had been entered, just wen’t by key sig. Will correct it.

Re: Dr. Iain MacAonghais

Wen’t?
Shouldn’t type while walking!

Re: Dr. Iain MacAonghais

I thought would be the case Donald - going by the previously entered key, not the walking while typing!