Portobello reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Portobello has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Portobello
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B,EEF ~G2FG|AGEA, GFDA,|B,EEF ~G2FG|1 AGFD FEED:|2 AGFD FEFG||
|:A2AG EFFD|EGGF DA, (3EFG|A2AG EFFD|1 EGGF FEFG:|2 EGGF E2ED||
|:B,EGF EDEF|G2GA AGFD|A,DGF D3E|F2FA GFED|
B,EGF EDEF|G2GA AGFD|GAAG EFFD|1 EGGF FEED:|2 EGGF FEFG||
|:AGEA, GFDA,|AGFD EFGE|AGEA, GFDA,|1 F3G FEFG:|2 F3G FEED||
X: 2
T: Portobello
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
Bars 10 & 11/14 & 15: |EGGF DA, (3B,CD|EAAG EFFD|

Six comments

Slow reel composed by Fred Morrison for the Highland small pipes. Works nicely on fiddle too. Some nice variations you can do are (taking repeats into account):

Bars 10 & 11/14 & 15: |EGGF DA, (3B,CD|EAAG EFFD|
Bar 20/28: |ED (3FGA GFED|

Also works in the upper octave.

On the 4th line of the ABC and sheetmusic, there shouldn’t be a repeat bar line. It looks as though it has been put there automatically, but this is only a 4-part reel, with one long 3rd part. Jeremy, sorry - I’m pretty sure I didn’t put that in - it doesn’t appear in my file.

Thank you for the tune. Fred Morrison is one of my favourite Scottish musicians and composers. His low whistle playing is also powerful.

Where did you get this tune, Mark?

It’s on Capercaillie’s "To The Moon", track 11. I have to say that it’s not one of my fave albums - too "poppy" for me, but it’s got a couple of great tunes on it nevertheless. I should point out that although I’ve written it in the lower octave (because that’s the way the fiddler plays it 1st time thru on the album), it should really be up high since that’s what the pipes are playing. I prefer it down lo’ tho’.

I’m a defender of Scottish music but don’t like Capercaillie very much either for the same reason. But, it’s also true that there are always some lovely tunes in their recordings. Unfortunately they are sometimes given no names.