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.
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!
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.
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.
“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?
"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.
As played by Johnny & Phil Cunningham…..
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!
Re: Gan Ainm = Drummond Castle
Re: Drummond Castle
This tune goes really well with Sean Ryan’s Jig: