Crodh Chailein waltz

Also known as Colin’s Cattle.

Crodh Chailein has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Crodh Chailein
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
C/D/|EEG E/D/CC/D/|EGc A2G/F/|EGE DEc/A/|GED C2||
G/A/|ccd cAG/A/|cdc/A/ c2C/D/|EDC DEc/A/|GED C2|]
X: 2
T: Crodh Chailein
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>B || c2 c2 e2 | cB A2 A>B | c2 e2 a2 | f4 e>d | c2 e2 cA | B2 c2 a>f | e2 cA B2 | A4 c>d |
|| e2 e2 a2 | f2 e2 c>d | e2 f2 a2 | a4 A>B | c2 B2 A2 | B2 c2 a>f | e2 cA B2 | A4 ||

Five comments

Crodh Chailein

I’d like to dance to this sometime. From The St Columba Collection of Gaelic Songs

Crodh Chailein, X:2

This is the way it’s played on the Highland pipes. It’s played as a "retreat march", flowing and slow, around 80bpm.

The title is also spelt Crodh Chailin in some Highland pipe books.

Re: Crodh Chailein

This tune is also known as "Colin’s Cattle" and is found in several Highland bagpipe collections nas well as in Gaelic songbooks. The barlines, as pictured in the econd setting above, are misplaced putting the strong beat on the pickups ( 3rd beat of each bar) rather than on the strong down beat.
The first setting is laid out in 6/8, despite having a 3/4 time signature.

Re: Crodh Chailein

With many of these Highland pipe 3/4 tunes where to place the bar lines and which beats are stronger than others are matters of opinion and debate.

I followed the way they’re placed in the Scots Guards collection.

Re: Crodh Chailein

I changed them putting the first notes as pickups.

To me it doesn’t feel any better this way, or any worse.