A glee club special, perhaps?
I was unable to set the note length appropriately (the ABC was using L:1/4, so I’m afraid the sheet music won’t come out correctly…)
Sheet music looks fine, and the ABC uses L:1/8, which is the default on this site for virtually all the tunes posted.
Some kind person has changed the note lengths.
Sounds like a version of Mason’s Apron to me.
Re: Mason’s Apron
Related, but definitely not the same tune - it has quite a different character when played for a session/dance. The second part really stands out. Some people add a third part which I don’t think adds much to the whole thing.
An arrangment of this tune is published in Stephanie Curcio’s book Reel Tunes, arranged for harp. It is subtitled Owen’s Birthday.
"The Mason’s Apron" ~ reelative matter
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on May 25th 2001 by Jeremy.
Most bands I’ve heard playing this tune always play a third part.
Well Free Reed, where’s that third part? ~ waiting! 😉
"The Breakdown" ~ rescued duplication
Submitted on October 20th 2012 by OsvaldoLaviosa.
T: Gan Ainm
|: e/f/g |\
a2 A2 AcBA | E2 A2 AcBA | F2 B2 BcBA | GABc defg |
a2 A2 AcBA | E2 A2 AcBA | GABc defg | a6 :|
| : d/c/B |\
A2 a2 A2 a2 | A2 AB cB A2 | E2 e2 E2 e2 | E2 GB edcB |
!A2 a2 A2 a2 | A2 AB cB A2 | E2 GB edcB | A2 a2 A2 :|
3rd tune in a Circassian circle dance - I have an anonymous Scottish ceili band (see next) playing the following set:
1. ) Hill’s fancy (hornpipe)(aka The Circassian circle (reel))
2. ) Holyrood house
3. ) this Gan Ainm ("Breakdown")
This set is associated to "The Circassian Circle" dance.
# Posted on October 20th 2012 by OsvaldoLaviosa
Origins ~ "Jim McLeod: Welcome to My World"
Circassian Circle (the dance): "Circassian Circle" / "Waverley Steps" / "The Breakdown"
1. ) "Hill’s Fancy" / "Circassian Circle"
Submitted on September 26th 2007 by Dr. Dow.
2. ) "Holyrood House" / "Waverley Steps"
Submitted on October 19th 2012 by OsvaldoLaviosa.
3. ) "Breakdown" - this tune
|:ceee ceee|dfff dfff|ceee ceee|d2 B2 B2 e2|
ceee ceee|dfff dfff|eagf edcB|A2 a2 A4:|
Which radio programme had this as theme music?
Too long ago……