The Braes of Tulliemet
Isn’t it surprising this great tune isn’t on this site yet? I heard it once or twice in Tokyo. It seems some fiddlers learned it in Cape Breton. And as far as I know Ashley MacIsaac recorded it at least twice. Maybe it’s more popular in Cape Breton than in Scotland.
I think Golden Keyboard is a nice tune to play after this strathspey. Then, you can move on to Micho Russell’s in G (aka. Sean Reid’s Fancy). All the tunes share the same phrase and go reall nicely togehter.
I’m just wondering if the reel version of the tune is played anywhere. I think it’s really fun to play it fast as a reel especially on fiddle.
Great strathspey! I think Cooley’s goes well after this one, too.
The Braes of Tulliemet
It seems usualy played in Ador in Cape Breton.
“The Braes of Tulliemet” ~ up and down and all around
K: E Dorian
|: d c>d |
B>E (3EEE B>AB<d | F<DA>D B>DA>D |
B<EE>A B>^AB>e| d<BA>F E :|
g f>g |
e>Be<g e>B (3efg | d>Ad<f d>A (3def |
e>Be<g e>Be<g | d<BA>F E>gf>g |
e>Be<g e2 (3efg | d>Ad<f d2 (3def |
g2 (3fed e2 (3edc | d<BA<F E ||
K: A Dorian ~ GROWL!!!
|: G F>G |
E>A, (3A,A,A, E>DE<G | B,<G,D>G, E>G,D>G, |
E>A,A,>D E>^DE>A | G<ED>B, A, :|
c B>c |
A>EA<c A>E (3ABc | G>DG<B G>D (3GAB |
A>EA<c A>EA<c | G<ED>B, A,>cB>c |
A>EA<c A2 (3ABc | G>DG<B G2 (3GAB |
c2 (3BAG A2 (3AGF | G<ED<B, A, ||
Slosh, slosh, now I definitely need to clean my Wellies and throw out these socks, pew!
Or …. you can just play it slowly Slainte! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv57bJanjxc
Lovely… Thank you! :-)
Lovely. I think I need to relearn this tune in the near future.
Braes Of Tullymet
I think this is the ancestor of Cooley’s reel, actually. In the book the Blooming Meadows a story about Joe and Seamus Cooley is recounted, how they visited some old concertina player - his instrument was so worn out some of the buttons had been replaced with "cigarette ends"! - he played some old reel, they subsequently forgot the 2nd part and had to reconstruct it. If you speed up the Braes the 1st part could fill in nicely for Cooley’s 1st, no? Actually the tune as it stands would make for a lovely reel.
Gdor in Cape Breton
This tune gets played exclusively in G dorian in Cape Breton. I’ll provide the setting I learned from Andrea Beaton soon.