I saw Malcolm the other night. He was quite pleased that someone had seen fit to post his tune here. This jig of Malcolm’s was published in "The 90s Collection", and I believe out of all the tunes in that book, this is the only one which was composed by a flute player. It’s popular in and around Aberdeen because I’ve been teaching it to whistle classes for the last 5 years or so. A nice jig for either flute or whistle.
Re: The Road To Banff
Thanks for the information. I realize yours is an old post but I recently heard & played this tune in a jam & wanted to learn it. I found a wonderful youtube video by Fiona Cuthill that took the tune apart & played it slowly 1x then up to spead 1x. You can find it here; https://youtu.be/SbpCUgmZSqk
We play it in one of our Strip the Willow Sets (and Jig Runrig which is also on that last clip, in another set).
I’ve always felt that those 3rd and 7th bars in the first and second halves might do with a bit more syncopation in the accompaniment, reflecting the rising offbeat D E F# in the tune, but might throw the dancers off their stride!
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