Rathven Market hornpipe

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Rathven Market has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Rathven Market
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: A>G | (3FFF F>E D>FA>d | B>GG>F E2 F>G | A>FF>A G>EE>G | F>GA>F E2 A>G |
(3FFF F>E D>FA>d | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 :|
(3ABc | d2 D>d F>dA>d | B>GG>F E2 F>G | A>FF>A G>EE>G | F>GA>F E2 (3ABc |
d2 D>d F>dA>d | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 (3ABc |
d2 D>d F>dA>d | B>GG>F E2 F>G | A>FF>A G>EE>G | F>GA>F E2 A>G |
(3FFF F>E D>FA>d | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 ||
|: A2 | D>AA>D F2 D>B | A>D G2 F4 | A>FF>A G>EE>G | F>GA>F E2 A2 |
D>AA>D F2 D>B | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 :|
(3ABc | d4 A4 | B>GG>F E2 F>G | A>FF>A G>EE>G | F>GA>F E2 (3ABc |
d4 A4 | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 (3ABc |
d4 A4 | B>GG>F E2 F>G | A>FF>A G>EE>G | F>GA>F E2 A2 |
D>AA>D F2 D>B | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 ||
|: (3ABc | d2 D>d F>dA>d | G>dB>d A>dG>d | F>dA>d G>dF>d |E>FG>E C>EA>G |
(3FFF F>E D>FA>d | B>GG>F E2 A>G | F>GA>F (3EEE A>G | F2 D2 D2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Rathven Market
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: e>d | (3ccc c>B A>ce>a | f>dd>c B2 c>d | e>cc>e d>BB>d | c>de>c B2 e>d |
(3ccc c>B A>ce>a | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d | c2 A2 A2 :|
(3efg | a2 A>a c>ae>a | f>dd>c B2 c>d | e>cc>e d>BB>d | c>de>c B2 (3efg |
a2 A>a c>ae>a | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d | c2 A2 A2 (3efg |
a2 A>a c>ae>a | f>dd>c B2 c>d | e>cc>e d>BB>d | c>de>c B2 e>d |
(3ccc c>B A>ce>a | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d | c2 A2 A2 ||
|: e2 | A>ee>A c2 A>f | e>A d2 c4 | e>cc>e d>BB>d | c>de>c B2 e2 |
A>ee>A c2 A>f | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d| c2 A2 A2 :|
(3efg | a4 e4 | f>dd>c B2 c>d | e>cc>e d>BB>d | c>de>c B2 (3efg |
a4 e4 | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d | c2 A2 A2 (3efg|
a4 e4 | f>dd>c B2 c>d | e>cc>e d>BB>d | c>de>c B2 e2 |
A>ee>A c2 A>f | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d| c2 A2 A2 |
|: (3efg |a2 A>a c>ae>a | d>af>a e>ad>a | c>ae>a d>ac>a |B>cd>B G>Be>d |
(3ccc c>B A>ce>a | f>dd>c B2 e>d | c>de>c (3BBB e>d | c2 A2 A2 :|

Eleven comments

Rathven Market

I heard this lively 5-part hornpipe by Ian Duncan on the 1979 self-titled album by the Scottish group Kentigern.

It’s played on Scottish Smallpipes in D, whistle, and fiddle.

The C naturals are a byproduct of the D smallpipes scale and might well be played as C sharps except for the low C in the last part which should be played as C natural.

The tune would ordinarily sound in A when played on Scottish pipes in A, but I decided to write out the tune as it appears on the Kentigern album.

All those d’s in between lower notes in the 2nd part and 5th part are the way Scottish pipers imitate staccato and players of other instruments could well leave them out.

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After 11 years, Richard, you have broken your duck, and in fine style, so congratulations! You might like to add a double bar line at the end of lines 6 and 12…

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Thanks!

The reason I’ve not added tunes is that there’s not been reason until now, when I bought up this tune in the discussion of "big" hornpipes and discovered it hadn’t been added.

I had wondered if double bar lines were customary here.

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Worth mentioning that the "Kentigern" recording features a very fine bit of piping by Dougie Pincock, who later joined the "Battlefield Band". Also, I believe the composer, Ian Duncan, is not the elder brother of Gordon, as I though for years, but a different piper of the same name.

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Great tune, and thanks for posting it, plus the Conundrum on the same track. Rathven is up in the former Banffshire, (now Moray district), near Buckie.
(Just as an aside - not trying to take the thread off track! - Sylvia Barnes and Sandy Stanage, who were in Kentigern, are still out playing as a duo: at our local folk club later this month! Sylvia has a sublime voice and presentation (won Scots Singer of the Year at Scots Trad Awards 2006) and Sandy is a great guitarist, and wonderful accompanist.)
Now, back to the subject in hand!

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Thanks!

That Kentigern album is chock-full of great music. Sylvia and Sandy sing a number of fine songs, my favourite being their slow version of Wild Rover/Wild Rovin’ which I have never heard anyone else sing. I have a duet album of theirs which also has that song.

AFAIK Topic hasn’t released the album on CD, and I lost my vinyl copy decades ago. Happily it’s up on YouTube now.

Re: Rathven Market

Thanks Richard, will check out more on YouTube.
I know Mick West (Glasgow singer) does a great version of the traditional setting of Wild Rover/Wild Rovin’, the tune of which is pretty near identical to Her Mantle So Green. And never a "no, nay, never" in sight!

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After "Kentigern", Jim and Sylvia Barnes went on to form a trio with a keyboards player named Andy Lavery, called "Scotch Measure". I was about to post one of their songs on Youtube but found someone had beaten me to it : this is superb -
https://youtu.be/AZq3d19qebM

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I finally updated the timing on Rathven Market with the dot/cut that’s in the original.

Now the "play audio" sounds right.