Dhannsamaid Le Ailean slip jig

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Dhannsamaid Le Ailean has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A3 A2c B2G | A2B c2d e3 | A3 A2c B2A | G2d B3 A3 :|
|: a2a a2g e2d | c2c c2d e2g | a2a a2g e2d | c/2B/2-B2 d2c A3 :|

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Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

Simple wee port à beul in the form of a slip jig. From Dàimh’s album "The Hebridean Sessions".

1st tune of the 2nd track. (The tune on the album is in Emin, so that’s the key I’ve transcribed).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWnmI6SRCRA


The lyrics are:

Dhannsadh, gun dannsadh,
Dhannsamaid le Ailean;
Dhannsadh, gun dannsadh,
Dhannsadh Ailean leinn.


Ruidhleadh Màiri Tàillear,
Dhannsadh Màiri Tàillear,
Ruidhleadh Màiri Tàillear,
Gus na dh’fhàs i tinn.

Ged bha Màiri crùbach
Agus car ‘na glùinean,
Dhannsadh i gu sunndach
Air an ùrlar ghrinn.

Source: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/alltandubh/orain/Dhannsamaid.htm
I’m trusting that website to be correct, my gaelic is nearly inexistent.

Re: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

Apologies, I meant to type Amin.

Re: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

That’s a really beautiful video. Does "ailean" in the title have anything to do with the name Eileen?

Re: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

It means Alan in Scottish Gaelic.