Drummond Castle jig

Also known as Castle Drummond, The Drummond Castle, Mathew Briggs.

There are 38 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banks Of Newfoundland (a few times), Behind The Bush In The Garden (a few times), Elizabeth Adair (a few times), Peggy’s Wedding (a few times) and The Stool Of Repentance (a few times).

Drummond Castle has been added to 28 tune sets.

Drummond Castle has been added to 342 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Drummond Castle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:ABA a2 (a|{b}a)ge ~g3|~c3 edc|Bdg dBG|
(ABA) ~a3|a(ge) g3|1 ege deg|edB A3:|2 ege deg|edB A2 B||
|:~c3 cec|~d3 ded|~c3 edc|Bdg dBG|
~c3 edc|deg a2 (a|{b}a)ge deg|1 edB A2 B:|2 edB A3||
# Added by Jamie .
X: 2
T: Drummond Castle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A3 a3 | age g3| c3 edc | Bcg edB |
A3 a2a| age g2 g | ege deg |edB Acd :|
c3 edc | dDd dDd |c3 edc | Bdg dBG |
c3 edc | Bdg a2 g |ege deg | edB c2 B:|
X: 3
T: Drummond Castle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: A3 a2a | age g3| cBc edc | Bgg dBG |
AEA a3| age g2g | ege deg |1 edB A3 :|2 edB A2B ||
|: cBc cBc | dA3/8B3/8c/4d ded |ccc edc | Bdg dBG |
cBc edc | deg a3 |ege deg |1 edB A2 B:|2 edB A3 ||

Sixteen comments

Drummond Castle

A gorgeous scottish jig taught to me by a great musician / composer and fantastic classical / folk guitarist, Mark McGrath, from Kilkenny. I think it is in Kerr’s book of Scottish tunes too. Hope you all enjoy it.

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Heard this introduced By the Cunningham Bros..

as a tune "about a castle, in Drummond".

The commentary was hilarious.

Drummond Castle played differently

Wendy Stewart (of Ceolbeg fame) has done a fantastic arrangement of this wonderful tune. (On her About Time or About Time 2 Album) She plays it very slowly - and it becomes a haunting air. Superb! Try it!

Drummond Castle

A totally great tune - it goes well with Stool of Repentance to give a minor/major pair. Dave Oliver has propagatedit throughthe North-east. Its so good its been adopted as Northumbrian, the ultimate accolade.
Noel Jackson
Angels of the North


Regarding ceolbeg, I am in the rather fortunate situation of seein and hearing Barbara Dymock every so often at our local session, she is now part of a new band "Fon A Bhord", featuring some awesome talent and who are shortly releasing a new album:


She is a really great singer and one of the founding members of Ceolbeg. I’m also currently situated in her Palliative Care department, learning medicine here in Dundee.

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“Tha Mi Sgith” / “Cutting Bracken” / etc… in the genes

Key signature: A minor (or A Dorian)
Submitted on April 18th 2002 by JeffK627.

What could go well with this?

Is there any recommendations about another Scottish (or not!) jig that can goes well with this awesome one?

Thank you!

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"as a tune "about a castle, in Drummond""

Funny, but not true. The castle is named after the laird who built it, Sir John Drummond, a descendant of Sir Malcolm Drummond who fought alongside Bruce at Bannockburn. Sir Malcolm was granted land at Strathearn, where the castle stands. The nearest village is Muthill (pron. mew thill), and it’s close to Crieff.

A nice part of the world. Many a gig I’ve played in those parts - good cycling country too if you like hills.

Gan Ainm

The amazing trio I saw in Dublin had this tune following "A Thousand Farewells", but I don’t know the name of this one! Please help!

Drummond Castle, X:3

A few whistle/flute friendlier variations from the Natalie Padilla, Blayne Chastain and Peter Romero album.

Re: Drummond Castle

I’ve been playing this for years "up a step", in Bmin. I think it’s better in that key for flute and whistle, but maybe not that popular with the string players.

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Re: Drummond Castle

Thanks Kenny, will give that a look! Would push those c and d rolls up to d and e rolls, more manageable.