A’ Chiad Cheum barndance

Also known as The First Step.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

A’ Chiad Cheum has been added to 1 tune set.

A' Chiad Cheum has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: A' Chiad Cheum
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
[M: 2/2]ABAG F2 c2 | c2 AF G2FG | ABAG FGFD | CA, FC D4 |
ABAG F2 c2- | c2 AF G2FG | ABAG FGFD | CA, FC D4 ||
DB,DF ECEG | FC AF G2FE | DB,DF ECEG | FCA,G, F,4 |
DB,DF ECEG | FC AF G2FE | DB,DF ECEG |[M:3/2] FCAF G6 FE ||
[M:2/2] "Bridge" DCB,A, G,2F,G, | A,2 F,2 F,2 FE | DCB,A, G,2F,G, | A,2 C2 D3 F |
DCB,A, G,2F,G, | A,CA,G, F,2 FE | DCB,A, G,2F,G, | A,2 C2 D4- | D8 |]
X: 2
T: A' Chiad Cheum
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[M: 2/2] fgfe d2 a2 | a2 fd e2de | fgfe dedB | AF dA B4 |
fgfe d2 a2- | a2 fd e2de | fgfe dedB | AF dA B4 ||
BGBd cAce | dA fd e2dc | BGBd cAce | dAFE D4 |
BGBd cAce | dA fd e2dc | BGBd cAce |[M:3/2] dAfd e6 dc ||
[M:2/2] "Bridge" BAGF E2DE | F2 D2 D2 dc | BAGF E2DE | F2 A2 B3 d |
BAGF E2DE | FAFE D2 dc | BAGF E2DE | F2 A2 B4- | B8 |]
X: 3
T: A' Chiad Cheum
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fgfe d2 fa- | a2 fd e2de | fgfe dedB | AFdA B4 |
fgfe d2 fa- | a2 fd e2de | fgfe dedB | AFdA B4 ||
|:BGBd cAce | dAfd e2dc | BGBd cAce | dAFE D4 |
BGBd cAce | dAfd e2dc | BGBd cAce |[M:3/2] dAfe d6 dc ||
|:BAGF E2DE | F2 D2 D2 dc | BAGF E2DE | F2 A2 B3 d |
BAGF E2DE | FAFE D2 dc | BAGF E2DE | F2 A2 B4- | B8 |]
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

A’ Chiad Cheum

This is a simple, bare bones sort of transcription of an Eamon Doorley tune from the Julie Fowlis album "Uam". Recording here: https://youtu.be/i27zaRhNcxQ


No, it’s not a barndance, but that seemed the closest to the feel of the tune. It’s in F on the album, but I’ll follow up with a version in D for whistle players equipped with low F whistles.

A’ Chiad Cheum in D (X:2)

Here’s the same setting in D for low-F whistle players.

Re: A’ Chiad Cheum (The First Step)

This has been posted here already, but for some strange reason, I can’t find it anywhere using "search". Very odd.

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Re: A’ Chiad Cheum

Seems I was mistaken. My apologies.

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A’ Chiad Cheum, X:3

Lovely tune

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