Dornoch Links march

By John MacDonald M.B.E.

Also known as Andrew McNamara’s, Bill Malley’s Schottische, Bill Malley’s Scottische, Billy Malley’s, Billy Malley’s Schottishe, Joe Bane’s, Joe Bane’s Schottische, Joe Bane’s Scotische, Joe Banes Scotische, Joe Banis, Joe Banne’s, Lingis Dhornich, Tiadhco’s.

There are 17 recordings of this tune.

Dornoch Links has been added to 34 tune sets.

Dornoch Links has been added to 160 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

1
X: 1
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:af|eA AB c2 BA|e2 A2 Aa af|eA AB c2 BA|c2 B2 B2 Ac|
eA AB c3 B|AB ce a3 f|e3 f ec Ac|B2 A2 A2:|
|:ce|a3 a af ea|f3 e fa af|e3 f ec AB|c2 B2 B2 ce|
a3 a af ea|fe ce fa af|e3 f ec Ac|B2 A2 A2:|
2
X: 2
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:a/f/|eA cB/c/|eA Aa/f/|ec cB/c/|fB Bc/d/|
e/f/e/d/ cB/A/|ce ac|df Be/d/|cA A:|
|:e|a2 ef/g/|ae/d/ cB/A/|a2 e/f/e/c/|dB Be|
a2 ef/g/|a/e/f/d/ cB/A/|df Be/d/|cA A:|
3
X: 3
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
M:2/4
|:a/f/|e/A/A/B/ cB/A/|eA A/a/a/f/|e/A/A/B/ cB/A/|cB BA/c/|
e/A/A/B/ c>B|A/B/c/e/ a>f|e>f e/c/A/c/|BA A:|
|:c/e/|a>a a/f/e/a/|f>e f/a/a/f/|e>f e/c/A/B/|cB Bc/e/|
a>a a/f/e/a/|f/e/c/e/ f/a/a/f/|e>f e/c/A/c/|BA A:|
4
X: 4
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
M:4/4
|:af|e2 A2 c2 Bc|e2 A2- A2 af|e2 A2 cd/c/ Bc|fB- Ba/f/|
e2 2A c3 B|AB ce a3c|d3 f Be ed|c2 A2 A2:|
|:ce|a3 g f2 (3efg|a2 ed c2 A2|a3 e ef ed|c2 B2 B2 (3cde|
a2 af e2 fg|a2 ed c3 A|d2 df BE ed|c2 A2 A2:|
5
X: 5
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:a/f/|eA cB/c/|eA Aa/f/|eA cB/c/|fB Bc/d/|
e/f/e/d/ cB/A/|ce ac|df Be/d/|cA A:|
|:e|a2 ef/g/|ae/d/ cB/A/|a2 e/f/e/d/|dB Bg|
a2 ef/g/|ae/d/ cB/A/|df Be/d/|cA A:|
6
X: 6
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB|AD DE F2ED|A2D2D2dB|AD DE F2ED|F2E2E2FG|
AD DE F2 ED|F2A2 d3B|A2AB AF (3EFG|F2D2D2:|
FA|d2 de dB Ad|B2 BA B2 dB|A2 AB AF DE|F2E2E2FA|
d2 de dB Ad|B2 BA B2 dB|A2 AB AF (3EFG|F2D2D2:|
7
X: 7
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:af|eAAB c2 BA|e2 A2 Aaaf|eAAB c2 BA|c2 B2 B2 Ac|
eAAB c3 B|ABce a3 f|e3f ec Ac|B2 A2 A2:|
|:(3Ace|a3a afea|f3e faaf|e3f ecAB|c2 B2 B2 (3Ace|
a3a afea|fece faaf|e3f ecAc|B2 A2 A2:|
# Added by JACKB .
8
X: 8
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|dG GA B2AG|d2G2G2ge|dG GA B2AG|B2A2A2Bc
dG GA B2 AG|B2d2 g3e|d2de dB (3ABc|B2G2G2:|
Bd|g2 ga ge dg|e2 ed e2 ge|d2 de dB GA|B2A2A2Bd|
g2 ga ge dg|e2 ed e2 ge|d2 de dB (3ABc|B2G2G2:|
# Added by J.B .
9
X: 9
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:e2 AB cBAB|c2 A2 A2 af|e2 AB cBAB|c2 B2 B2 af|
e2 AB cBAB|c2 e2 a2 af|e2 af ecBd|c2 A2 A4:|
|:a2 a2 afea|f2 fe f2 af|e2 AB cBAB|c2 B2 B2 ce|
a2 a2 afea|f2 fe f2 af|e2 af ecBd|1 c2 A2 A4:|2 c2 e2 a4||
10
X: 10
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
(3edc|:B2 EF G2 FE|BEEF Eece|B2 EF GB FE|GFFE C2 (3EFG|
B2 EF G2 FE|GEBE eEce|B2 Bc BGEG|FEGB E2 z2:|
(3Bcd|e2 ef ecBe|[ce]2 [ce]B cfec|(3BcB ^Ac BGEF|GFFE F2 (3Bcd|
e2 ef ecBe|[ce]2 [ce]B cfec|B2 Bc BGEG|FEGB E2 (3Bcd|
e2 ed ec (3Bce|[ce]2 [ce]B cfec|(3BcB ^Ac BGEF|GFFE F2 (3EFG|
B2 EF G2 FE|GEBE eEce|B2 Bc BGEG|FEGB E2 z2||
# Added by jmeme .

Twenty-eight comments

Source: “Maiden Voiage” - Session from Peppers Bar, Feakle, Co Clare
Transcription: g.m.p.

Also recorded on “Through the Round Window” by Dublin banjo player, Eamonn Coyne.

This has been recorded by Martin Hayes on his self-titled album as Bill Malley’s Schottische (played after the Golden Castle Hornpipe —a lovely set). He has a another tune called Joe Bane’s coincidentally on the same album, but it’s a different tune of course….

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March!? 😏

This has more of the feel of a march and seems very familiar. I suspect Scottish roots and that I’ve seen it in that relationship, as a march and as Scottish, but I haven’t yet managed to find it. However, the dances that could be found in association with marches are not far removed from those found mated up with barndances / schottishes… Sometimes the dance could be loosely categorized as a ‘barndance’ while the actual music being used was a march…

Dornoch Links

Another abc transcription from my old copy of Kerr’s Caledonian.

Scottish. For want of anything closer, I’ve submitted it as a polka - but strictly speaking, it is a quickstep.

It takes its name from a golf course on the NE coast of Scotland:

http://www.scottishgolfhistory.net/dornoch_early_golf.htm

Somewhat surprisingly, golf has been played at Dornoch since 1619, though I don’t think the tune is as old as that!

Q. Has anyone heard the tune, asked for the title, then written down: “Door Knock Lynx”? 😏

Q. Are there any other tunes named after golf courses? 😏

Pat O’Connor…

…fiddle player living in east Clare, plays this on his album “The Humours of Derrybeha” (CR004CD, track 6). He calls it a ‘schottische’.

Also, Mary Mac Namara calls it “Joe Bane’s” - she can be heard playing it on “Ceol na mBan, Clare women of music & song” (DRCD004, track 8).

It’s a popular tune in east Clare but no-one calls it Dornoch Links.

David

It’s also on the Mulcahys’

“Notes from the Heart” album as Joe Banne’s (fling) and the first tune on Jack Talty and Cormac Begley’s “Na Fir Bolg”, as Joe Bane’s (barndance). Ho hum.

Mix O’Lydian, as for naming tunes after golf courses (or vice versa) there’s St Andrews, which is a fine tune, well-known here in east Clare and a very famous golf course.

There’s a course at Slieve Russell, another nice tune; what about Bantry Bay? And does “The Wearing of the Green” count? 8))

David

‘I suspect Scottish roots’

Yes. Dornoch Links.

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Yup! Thanks Prof. 🙂

“Dornoch Links” ~ courtesy of Nigel Gatherer: “An old Scottish pipe march -”

http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tab/tab9/dornl.html

“An old Scottish pipe march, this version is from Jimmy Shand’s playing. It has been suggested that an American tune, Hazel Dean, grew out of Dornoch Links.” - Nigel Gatherer

The note lengths…

… in bar four of X:2 should be doubled, I think.

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I learned this tune on a Workshop 2 Years ago in the Key of D. The Teacher called it Joe Banis Barndance.

Dornoch Links composer

Pipe Major John MacDonald M.B.E

Dornoch Links

“Dornoch Links composer: Pipe Major John MacDonald M.B.E.”

Not surprisingly there is more than one PM John MacDonald in bagpipe history. The composer of “Dornoch Links” was from Tiree and lived from about 1821 till 1893, was pipe major of the 79th Cameron Highlanders, and his other major contribution to the piping canon is “The 79th’s Farewell to Gibralter” https://thesession.org/tunes/5318 (source of my info: the internet!, so it must be right).

Dornoch Links, X:8

It fits better on penny whistle when played in a set with The Gypsy Princess.

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Re: Tiadhco’s Barndance

Joe Bane’s. Also known as Bill Mailley’s.

Re: Tiadhco’s

Cute

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Re: Dornoch Links

I thought that P/M John MacDonald who received the MBE was born in 1865 (Glentruim) and died in 1953 (Inverness). He was P/M in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders 1890-1914. Received MBE in 1932.

Re: Dornoch Links

Yes, aad boode, I think Geoff got mixed up in his John MacDonalds!

Re: Dornoch Links

Nice version from Ryan Young here - starts at 53 seconds in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viNHDGx0RiM


Sounds like this to me -

X:1
T:Dornoch Links
L:1/16
M:2/4
I:linebreak $
K:D
|: dB | A2D2 F2ED | A2D2 D2dB | A2DE F2ED | F2E2 E2dB |$ A2DE F2ED | F2A2 d2>B2 | A2AB AFDF |
E2D2 D2 ::$ FA | d2>d2- dBA2 | BAGA BedB | A2AB AFDE | F2E2 E2FA |$ d2>d2- dBA2 | BAGA BedB |
A2AB AFDF | E2D2 D2 :|

Re: Billy Malley’s

Ah dang. Guess I didn’t look hard enough. Thanks

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