This is an Iain McGinnes smallpipe tune - I’m pretty sure it’s on his album entitled ‘Tryst’.
Eliza Ross’s - November 21, 2004
|: A | D2 FD D2 dA | BcBc EFGE | D2 FD D2 dA | BcEG ADD :|
A|dAAd F2 dA|BcBc EFGE |1 dAAd F2 dA | BcEG ADD :|2 FDAD A2 Bc | ECEG ADD ||
|:e | A2cA A2 ae | fgfg BcdB | A2 cA A2 ae | fgBd eAA :|
e | aeea c2 ae | fgfg BcdB |1 aeea c2 ae | fgBd eAA :|2 cAeA e2 fg | BGBd eAA ||
Because someone asked me for it - - -
I found this in two keys. Apologies for taking so long to submit it. It’s a nice little single reel. I’d been avoiding submitting reels, not just because all there are already here, but that probably had something to do with it. I’m still chasing up further information on this tune and would welcome any contributions in that direction. I found something saying it had come from something called the "d’Oyley Manuscript", but couldn’t find anything on such a piece, though it rings of potential as a wind-up… Whatever, it is a sweet little tune, and I’ve given it here without a lot of ‘bits’, which I prefer to leave to you. It works simply and it also has spaces for some nice twiddling too…
Hollis Easter and Susie Petrov
R: Highland Fling
|: >A |
(3DDD F>D (3DDD d>A | B>cB>c E>FG>E | (3DDD F>D (3DDD d>A | B>cE>G A>DD> :|
d>AA>d (3FFF d>A|B>cB>c E>FG>E |1 d>AA>d (3FFF d>A | B>cE>G A>DD> :|
2 F>DA>D (AAA B>c | E>CE>G A>DD> ||
~A2 c>A ~A2 a>e | f>gf>g B>cd>B | ~A2 c>A ~A2 a>e | f>gB>d e>AA> :|
a>ee>a ~c2 a>e | f>gf>g B>cd>B |1 a>ee>a ~c2 a>e | f>gB>d e>A>A :|
2 c>Ae>A ~e2 f>g | B>GB>d e>AA> ||
I love single reels, and I usually test them for my ‘fling’ hypothesis :-0 - - - and this one makes a nice go of the ‘skips’ . I’ve been dancing to it today too, nice one, not the dancing, the tune…
‘Eliza Ross’s Reel’ = ‘The Uist Reel’ - through the looking glass:
‘Eliza Ross’s’ is the same as ‘The Uist Reel’ but with the A & B parts swopped around…
So reading the first comment, it would appear (to me) that this tune was written by Iain McInnes. Anyone know for sure? I’d love to record this great little gem, but I’d like to know if I need permission, and from whom. Thanks.
Should be in A mix.
"Eliza Ross’s" is a reel from the so-called Lady d’Oyley manuscript, produced on the isle of Raasay in 1812." - from Iain McInnes’ sleeve notes on "Tryst".
This has to be one of coolest tunes I’ve come across , absolute gem of a tune !
Just heard this cracking reel on Gary West’s BBC Pipeline show. Iain McInnes is the producer of that programme and does indeed play this tune on his album "Tryst". According to the comments just made by Gary on his programme this tune was collected by Eiza Ross and is included in her manuscript under the title of The Uist Reel. I’ve added a version of the dots as close to what I can discern as being the tune being played by Iain. There’s fairly liberal use of highland pipers’ gracings in his version and frankly I just don’t know how to repeat that in ABC. What I do know is where the ~ character appears a highland style piper will be beating twice in quick succession on the low G. Particularly on that last E note. I’d say that cut C# in the first part is pretty arbitary too and easily replaced with a bit of tricksy stuff on the low B.
I’ll own up to lifting and modifying the ABC from Ceolachan’s earlier offering. I’m useless at it. Looking at it again I’m not sure I’d really emphasize the dotted notes as heavily, it’s a choice thing. Some people have these funny notions of a Scots’ snap others like a driving rhythm and sometimes what is written is not what is played. I definitely wouldn’t recommend really holding onto them long if you want to get the best out of this tune. Play how you like it I say, it’s a smasher.