Robert Cormack Of Aberdeen strathspey

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Robert Cormack Of Aberdeen has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Robert Cormack Of Aberdeen
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
C|F>CA>F D>B,G,>G|E/F/G/A/ B/c/d/e/ {e}f2-fA/c/|d>B D/F/B/d/ c>A C/F/A/c/|{c}B>D{A}G>F E/F/{A}G/F/ E/d/c/E/|
[A,F]>CA>F D>B,G,>G|E/F/G/A/ B/c/d/e/ f2-fA/c/|(3dfe {a}(3g>fd (3cfe {g}(3f>cA|(3GDF (3Edc {A,}[A,2F2] [A,F]|]
c|f>c f/a/c/f A/F/A/c/ f>A|B/A/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ G/F/E/D/ C>c|f>c f/a/c/f A/F/A/c/ f>A|B>d/g/f/ e/c/d/e/ {e}f2 fc|
f>c f/a/c/f A/F/A/c/ f>A|B/A/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ G/^F/G/A/ B/c/d/e/|f/e/f/g/ a/b/c'/d'/ c'/a/f/c/ A/F/C/A,/|A/c/f/a/ g/d'/c'/e'/ f'2f|]

Three comments

Robert Cormack Of Aberdeen

I heard Natalie MacMaster and her husband Donnell Leahy play this last night in concert. I missed the name and emailed her afterward. This morning I already had the answer! It is an air with the first part played sweetly and the second a bit faster. It was written by James Henry (1860-1914) and this version was published (I believe) in The Flowers of Scottish Melody (1935). I found it at

Robert Cormack Of Aberdeen

This is my sort of music, Jim, and I love it - thanks. (Far removed from Jethro Burns, I’d say, but just as brilliant).

Robert Cormack Of Aberdeen

Nigel -

Long time! Actually not that far removed. It swings. One of the first tunes he tried to show me was Rickett’s Hornpipe. I already knew it and we played it nearly identically. Natalie and Donnell play harmonies on this tune that are sublime and their timing is exquisite. I wish there was a recording.