Lovely tune. As I said, I often play it just before "Donald , Willie, and his Dug—-oops dog" 🙂
Seems to me I’ve heard Chris Norman play this on one of his recordings, but it’s not listed for this tune. Anyone know off the top of their head before I go rumaging through my collection to try to find it? These are the little things that drive me slightly crazy 🙂
"Horo Mo Bhobag An Dram" ~ a fragment from ‘eddie the piper’
the famous Gaelic poet Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (Alasdair MacDhòmhnaill) wrote a poem with the title ‘Mo bhobag an dram’. It runs to 5 verses with a chorus, and the metre fits both versions of this tune that are on the Session site.
Another version of this….I prefer a more "minor" feel to it, such as a version recorded 30 years about by Na Siaraich, but this will do as well.
Re: The Favourite Dram
I love this version (from 2:10). I quite like Allie Robertson’s arrangement as well, but would just love to get hold of this Patsy Seddon one - couldn’t find the sheet music anywhere. https://youtu.be/8IgrY9LD9FY
I have an arrangement of it by Patsy in an American collection from the Harp Society of America called Scottish Harp Celebration. To be honest it’s not that different from Ailie’s so I suspect some of the recorded version is the player’s arrangement also.
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