Marnoch’s strathspey

Also known as Marnoch.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Marnoch's has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Marnoch's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
B,|C>B,A,<A E<A,A,>C|B,>A,G,<G D<G,G,>B,|C>B,A,<A E<A,A,>d|B<Gd>B A2 A2:|
B|^c>eA>e c<AA>c|B<Gd>d B<GG>B|^c>eA>e c<AA>c|B<Gd>B A2 A2B|
^c>eA>e c<AA>c|B<Gd>d B<GG>B|^c>ed>B =c>AB<G|A<EG>B, A,2 A,2|]

One comment


Really excited to post this tune. It was a fast favorite from Alex Francis MacKay-A Lifelong Home. The Aminor set on that recording just blew me away when I first heard it. MacKay’s setting is a bit different from what I have found elsewhere as William Marshall’s setting, who is named as it’s composer.

Some ideas if you are playing fiddle:

In the first bar, first group of 4 notes: what could normally be played as an open A string is easier played with the fourth finger. If you can catch it on a strong up bow it adds extra power as well. The same goes for the fingered G in the second bar.

The open A quarter/crotchet notes in the 4th bar of the first part and the 4th bar of the second part sound awesome played as a unison and the last two As in bar 8 can be given quick short rolls or a triplet or two.