Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon jig

Also known as Murdo MacKenzie, Murdo MacKenzie’s March.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon has been added to 3 tune sets.

Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: A>ee e3|A>ee d>Bg|G>Bd d>Bd|(eg>)G B>AG|A>ee e3|
A>ee d>Ba|g>fe d>eg|1 e>dB A2 B:|2 e>dB A2 B||
|:A>aa a3|A>aa g>ea|g>fe d>ef|g>Gd B>AG|
[1 A>aa a3|A>aa g>ea|g>fe d>eg|e>dB A2 B:|
[2 e3 (A2 e)|d>Bd e2 a|g>fe d>eg|e>dB A2 B||
|:A3 e3|A2 e d>Bg|B3 G3|(eg>)G B>AG|
A3 e3|(A2 e) d>Ba|g>fe d>eg|e>dB A2 B:|
|:A>aA g>Aa|A>gA a>Aa|g>fe d>ef|g>Gd B>AG|
[1 A>aA g>Aa|A>gA a>Aa|g>fe d>eg|e>dB A2 B:|
[2 e3 (A2 e)|d>Bd e2 a|g>fe d>eg|e>dB A3||
X: 2
T: Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
||: A>ee e3 | A>ee deg | GBd dBd | e<gG BAG |
A>ee e3 | A>ee dea | gfe deg | edB A2B :||: A>aa a3 |
A>aa gea | gfe def | gGd BAG |[1 A>aa a3 | A>aa gea |
gfe deg | edB A2B :| [2 e3 A2e | d<Bd e2a | gfe deg | edB A3 ||
|: A3 e3| A>ee deg | B3 G3 | e<gG BAG | A3 e3 | A>ee dea |
gfe deg | [1 edBA3 :| [2 edB A2B ||: AaA gAa | AgA aAa |
gfe def | gGd BAG | [1 AaA gAa | AgA aAa | gfe deg | edB A2B :|
[2 e3 A2e | d>Bd e2a | gfe deg | edB A3 ||

Three comments

Bobby Mcleod

Written by the late great Bobby MacLeod from Tobermory as in the TV show "What’s the story in Balamory?" :-). He also wrote other cracking tunes such as Jean’s Reel and Charlie Hunter.
This tune was recorded by the Easy Club and is very popular in Scottish sessions. It’s actually more of a march than a jig, although the timing is 6/8.


John

Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon

Great tune.Thanks for posting it.

Great tune, here’s how I’m playing it, just a wee bit different in places to that posted by John:

X: 1
T: Murdo MacKenzie Of Torridon
C: Bobby MacLeod
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: March
K: Ador
||: A>ee e3 | A>ee deg | GBd dBd | e<gG BAG |
A>ee e3 | A>ee dea | gfe deg | edB A2B :||: A>aa a3 |
A>aa gea | gfe def | gGd BAG |[1 A>aa a3 | A>aa gea |
gfe deg | edB A2B :| [2 e3 A2e | d<Bd e2a | gfe deg | edB A3 ||
|: A3 e3| A>ee deg | B3 G3 | e<gG BAG | A3 e3 | A>ee dea |
gfe deg | [1 edBA3 :| [2 edB A2B ||: AaA gAa | AgA aAa |
gfe def | gGd BAG | [1 AaA gAa | AgA aAa | gfe deg | edB A2B :|
[2 e3 A2e | d>Bd e2a | gfe deg | edB A3 ||