A’ Chiad Cheum barndance

Also known as The First Step.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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

A' Chiad Cheum has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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.

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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