Corriechoillie’s Welcome To The Northern Meeting polka

Corriechoillie's Welcome To The Northern Meeting has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Corriechoillie's Welcome To The Northern Meeting
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:e | A>B Ad | e>d BA | d>e fa | fe ef |
A>B Ad | e>d BA | d>e fa | fd d :|
g | a>f df | e>d BA | d>e fa | fe eg |
a>f df | e>d BA | d>e fa | fd dg |
a>f df | e>d BA | d>e fa | fe ef |
A>B Ad | e>d BA | d>e fa | fd d |]

Three comments

Corriechoillie’s Welcome To The Northern Meeting

I’ve known this tune since forever, it seems. It has been heard at many Scots sessions in Edinburgh on and off over the past 40 years. It’s a 2/4 pipe march.

Re: Corriechoillie’s Welcome To The Northern Meeting

http://www.northern-meeting.org/

I assume it relates to The Northern Meeting of Pipers.

The Northern Meeting Park still exists up there and is host to Inverness Hog many Party.
When I was young, there were also Northern Meeting Rooms in the town centre.

Re: Corriechoillie’s Welcome To The Northern Meeting

This tune’s full title is “Corriechoillie’s Welcome to the 49th Northern Meeting”, the Northern Meeting being A Piping Competition in Inverness, -still one of the top Piping contests. This “Corriechoillie”was a piping enthusiast, and the son of the famous and very wealthy West Coast cattle/sheep drover, John Cameron (from Corriechoillie, Lochaber, -hence the nickname), who used the drovers trail from Kyle of Lochalsh down to the Falkirk sales. A great character - stories of this legendary sheep & cattle man can be found by ‘googling’ him + drover etc.