’S Ann An Ìle strathspey

Also known as ’S Ann An ìle Bhòidheach, ‘Sann An Ile.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

'S Ann An Ìle has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: 'S Ann An Ìle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A B>G c>A B>G | E<E A>G F<D D2 | G>A B>G c>A B>G | E>A F>D G2 G2 :|
|: D>D D>D (3DDD D>D | d>B A>B G<E E2 | D>D D>D (3DDD D>D | d>B A>B G2 G2 :|
2
X: 2
T: 'S Ann An Ìle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
uD2|:{F}v[G,2G2]uB>ud c>A B>G|{D}E2 uA>uG F<D D>F|{F}[G,2G2]uB>ud c>A B>G|[1 E>A F<D {F}G2 uG>uD:|[2 E>A F<D {F}G2 (G>E)|
D>D D>B, D>D D>(B|d>B) A>B G<E E>G|D>D D>B, D>D D>(B|[1 d>B) A<B {F}G2 G>E:|[2 d>B) A<B {F}G2||

Two comments

Re: ‘S Ann An Ìle

I first heard this tune sung as a Puirt-a-Beul on a Topic LP released by the Scots singer Norman Kennedy in 1968. The chorus (’S ann an Ile, ‘n Ile, ‘n Ile, ‘S ann an Ile rugadh mi; ‘S ann an Ile, ‘n Ile, ‘n Ile, ‘S ann an Ile bhoidheach) - which corresponds with the A part of the melody above - translates as "It is in Islay that I was born, it is in beautiful Islay…"

The tune is based on the popular tune "The Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling" (https://thesession.org/tunes/9750).