Dornoch Links march

Also known as Andrew McNamara’s, Bill Malley’s Schottische, Bill Malley’s Scottische, Billy Malley’s Schottishe, Dornoch Links March, Joe Bane’s, Joe Bane’s March, Joe Bane’s Schottische, Joe Bane’s Scotische, Joe Banes Scotische, Joe Banis.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

Dornoch Links has been added to 18 tune sets.

Dornoch Links has been added to 122 tunebooks.

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Five settings

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:|
X: 2
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 :|
X: 3
T: Dornoch Links
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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:|
X: 4
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 .
X: 5
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 .

Twelve 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…

‘I suspect Scottish roots’

Yes. Dornoch Links.

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Yup! Thanks Prof. 🙂

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" (source of my info: the internet!, so it must be right).

Dornoch Links, X:5

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

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