Harris Dance Tune reel

Also known as An Old Woman Would, An Old Woman Would Reel, An Old Woman Would Set, Ruidhle Cailleach, Ruidhleadh Cailleach, Ruileadh Cailleach, Ruileadh Cailleach, Sheatadh Cailleach, Sheatadh Cailleach.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Harris Dance Tune has been added to 1 tune set.

Harris Dance Tune has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Harris Dance Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B~d3 egdB|dedB ABGA|B~d3 egdB|dedB G2AG|
B~d3 egdB|dedB A2fA|fgfd cedB|1 cAdB G4:|2 cAdB G3f||
g2fd cedB|c2de cedB|fgfd cedB|1 cAdB G3f:|2 cAdB G4||
X: 2
T: Harris Dance Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ce (3eee faec|ecec B2 AB|ce (3eee faec|ecec A2 AB|
ce (3eee faec|ecec B2 ^g2|a2 gf dfeA|dBec A2||
a2 gf dfeA|d2 ef dfeA|a2 gf dfeA|dBee A2:|

Four comments

A lovely tune on John Williams’ Steam album.

Harris Dance

More usual to find this in A. Probably made famous by the early recordings of Alistair Fraser. A good version on his“Skyedance - Live In Spain” CD, featuring the piper from “Tejedor”.

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Lovely tune. I need to learn it. It seems this tune is different from another one known simply as “Harris Dance,” which was recorded by Ossian.

“An Old Woman Would” ~ rescued duplication (?) in A

Key signature: A Major
Submitted on December 27th 2005 by rogfox.
~ /tunes/5367

X: 2
T: An Old Woman Would
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
AB |\
ce (3eee faec | ecec B2 AB | ce (3eee faec | ecec A2 AB |
ce (3eee faec | ecec B2 ^g2 | a2 gf dfeA | dBec A2 ||
|: AA |\
a2 gf dfeA | d2 ef dfeA | a2 gf dfeA | dBee A2 :|

Good Tune ~ This is a very old port-a-beul (mouth music) tune from the Isle of Barra.
This is in a great set on the Album Skyedance by Alasdair Fraser and Paul Machlis. The other tunes in the set are The Bird’s Nest/Harris Dance.

# Posted on December 27th 2005 by rogfox