Over The Moor, Among The Heather reel

Also known as Aldavaloch, O’er The Moor Among The Heather, O’er The Moor And Among The Heather, O’er The Moor, Among The Heather, O’er The Muir Among The Heather, O’r The Moor Among The Heather.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Athol Brose (a few times), Duncan On The Plainstones (a few times), General Stewart (a few times), Homeward Bound (a few times) and Jenny Dang The Weaver (a few times).

Over The Moor, Among The Heather has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Over The Moor, Among The Heather
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A,/D3/2 D3/2E/ D3/2E/ DA, | B,E E3/2F/ G3/2F/ ED |
FA A3/2B/ d3/2e/f3/2e/ | d3/2B/ A/B/d/F/ E3/2F/ ED :|
A/d3/2 d3/2e/ d3/2e/ dA | B3/2e/ e3/2f/ g3/2f/ ed |
f3/2e/ dB A/g3/2f3/2e/ | d3/2B/ A/B/d/F/ E3/2F/ ED :|
A,/B,/D/E/ D/A,/D/E/ F/A/E/F/ D/E/D/A,/ | B,/D/E/F/ E/B,/E/F/ G/A/F/G/E3/2D/ |
D/E/F/G/ A3/2B/ A/D/F/A/ d3/2e/ |f/d/e/B/ d/A/B/F/ E/F/G/F/ ED :|
A/(3d/d/c/d/ f/(3d/d/c/d/ A/d/f/e/ dA | E/G/B/d/ e/d/e/f/ g/a/f/g/ ed |
f/d/e/f/ d/A/B/d/ F/A/E/F/ A/B/d/e/ | f/d/e/B/ d/A/B/F/ E/F/G/F/ ED :| z8 |

Two comments

Actually an Air

I got this originally from the Canadian Tune Book - then found a few modifications and variations in a few early Scots Music Books. The second part is wonderful - in a baroque kind of way. Start off slow or you’ll run out of breath with this one.


Reset your ABC player or however you listen / learn to between 65 and 75 bpm. The midi player here is MUCH too fast. The second two parts are embellished and articulated versions of the first two sections. Go slow … it’s a delight to play and not as hard as it looks.