Source: "Callan Bridge" by Niall And Cillian Vallely
Brid Harper’s (reel)
Could someone please post the .abc text in here for the reel known as Brid Harper’s? The link from this tune listed on Verena Commins & Julie Langan’s recording "Fonnchaoi" incorrectly leads one to the jig of the same name…
I agree with Bogman, but hey, a lot of so-called "Irish" tunes come from a Scottish source, and it’s almost as though they need to be re-named so as to hide the fact that they’re Scottish. Don’t get me wrong: I love lots of Irish tunes, and I play mostly Irish tunes. I’m not biased either way as to Irish or Scots, but credit should be paid where it is due I feel. There is an increasing amount of back and forth between both countries in regard to music, so maybe we should just say "Celtic" rather than Irish or Scottish….and then there’s Breton, Galician, Nova Scotian etc. There’s plenty of these latter-mentioned tunes played in the Irish repertoire, and yet they (opposed to many Scots tunes) always get the credit that they are due, in relation to their origin. For some reason Scots tunes just can’t be Scots, can they? They are instead, "absorbed" into the Irish repertoire as being Irish. There’s no bitterness from me here, honestly… just a statement of something I’ve noticed.
Re: Brid Harper’s
If you’re 100% sure this is "The Rock On The Clyde" composed by Bobby McLeod, then no one can complain if you change the main title, and list "Brid Harper’s" as an alternative.
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