Highland, not strathspey
Played by Altan on Horse With A Heart. Not sure if Con himself wrote the tune, but it sounds great.
Errik, is this the way that they play it? With all 8th notes? Although I can’t listen to it at the moment , just from viewing the sheet music, I don’t think that’s a strathspey!
Clearly says right at the top "Highland, NOT strathspey". Don’t think Con wrote this as it seems closely related to the reel "The Dogs among the Bushes".
Con would not have to have written it, Mairead just learnt it from him… 😉
On "Horse With A Heart," Altan plays this with a few Scottish snaps thrown in here and there, but on their "Live" CD they play it much faster and more straight, almost a reel. I notated it as all eighth notes, leaving the Scotch snaps and such up to the player. But I believe the notes are right, and I LOVE the modulation from A Mixolydian to C. Keeps the tune going.
Con cassidy’s C vs C#
I’m not sure how where to play c or c# in the second part ot this great tune.
Is it really the way it is in written here:
Firt bar with C
2nd with c#
3rd first a c# than cnat
and so on
Thanks for checking
The second bar of part B should have a C-Natural, I just forgot to put it in the ABC. The second part has all C-Naturals except for that one C-Sharp in bar 3.
I just edited the ABC and fixed all the C’s.
Not the same as on my disk-
Mine’s a jig, melodically unrelated.. I’ll see if I can add it here
This is derived from the Scottish strathspey, Alasdair MacAlister https://thesession.org/tunes/1315.
Go here for a reel version https://thesession.org/tunes/4131