Tullochgorum strathspey

Also known as The Blue Hill, The Corn Bunting, Tulloch Gorm, Tulloch Gorum, Tullochgorm.

There are 22 recordings of this tune.
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Tullochgorum appears in 1 other tune collection.

Tullochgorum has been added to 3 tune sets.

Tullochgorum has been added to 101 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Tullochgorum
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
c|B<Gd>G c>FA>c|B<Gd>G B>cd<g|B<Gd>G c>FA>c|B<Gd>G c BA:|
B|G>gd>e f>FA2|G>gd<g B<gd<g|G<gd>e f>FA>B|G>gd>g A/B/c B>A|
G<gd>e f>FA>B|G<gd>e f>ga>f|a/g/f/e/ f>d c>FA>a|g>d g/a/b e<g d<g||
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Ten comments

Yes, it’s a very great and exciting tune, thanks for posting it! But I’ve always heard it with F naturals. Did you really mean F sharp? or if not, could it be adjusted?

I agree with fiddlefingers, the F are naturals.


Yes, in this key, the fs would be natural, but the original key would have been A with G naturals- ie, the “bagpipe” scale.

James Scott Skinner

Anyone interested in this tune should have a long hard look at the variations composed by James Scott Skinner for this. Awesome.

And although the music was published with f#, I think it sounds much better playing all f naturals. Whopping it onto the flute requires a bit of creative substitution of low notes, nothing unsurmountable though - listen to Chris Norman’s version on the Caledonian Flute CD.

Flute Version

Here is a version played on the flute by the Scots Calum Stewart although I still prefer the one recorded by Chris Norman on his last CD, “The Caledonian Flute”. Give it a go if you have the chance.


Natalie MacMaster’s Tullochgorum medley

Does anyone know the name of the slow air she starts this set with? Thanks. CP

Natalie MacMaster’s Tullochgorum medley

Carolyn asked, “Does anyone know the name of the slow air she starts this set with?”

On her 2002 Live album, she starts the set with “Coilsfield House” https://thesession.org/tunes/8132