The Haggis reel

Also known as Taigeis Agus Dealg Innte.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Rakish Paddy (a few times), The Battle Of Killiecrankie (a few times), The Bird’s Nest (a few times), Catch And Kiss The Romp (a few times) and Glengarry’s Dirk (a few times).

The Haggis has been added to 83 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Haggis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
(3EFG Gc GEEF|(3EFG GB c2ce|(3EFG Gc GcGE|1 (3DDD _BD F2GF:|2 (3DDD _BD F2Ff||
ecgc eccf|ecce f2fa|ecgc acgc|(3ddd _bd f2gf|
ecgc eccf|ecce fagf|ecdB cAGE|(3DDD _BD F2GF||
X: 2
T: The Haggis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3FGA AB AF~F2|(3FGA AB d3A|(3FGA AB AF~F2|1 ECEF ~G3A:|2 ECEF ~G3e||
fd (3Bcd AdBd|fdAd ~g3e|fd (3Bcd AdBd|ecef ~g3e|
fd (3Bcd AdBd|fdAd ~g3e|fdec dBAF|ECEF ~G3A||
X: 3
T: The Haggis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3FGA Ad AFFG|(3FGA Ac d2dA|(3FGA Ad AdAF|1 ~E2=cE G2EG:|2 ~E2=cE ~G3g||
fdad fddg|fddf ~g3b|fdad bdad|eaaf g2ag|
fdad fddg|fddf gbag|fdec dBAF|~E2=cE G2EG||

Five comments

The Haggis

This is an old Scottish tune attributed to Captain Simon Fraser. My setting is based on the one on Capercaillie’s Crosswinds. The Gaelic title I think means something like The Haggis With The Pin In It. The pin is the large skewer which Burns refers to in his poem about the haggis, and the idea of the tune title is that the bag and chanter of the pipes resemble a haggis skewered with one of these pins.

Calico setting

X: 1
A setting appears on Celanova square but it’s not as nice as the Capercaillie one IMO.

T: Haggis, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Calico - Celanova Square
K: Dmaj
(3FGA AB AF~F2|(3FGA AB d3A|(3FGA AB AF~F2|1 ECEF ~G3A:|2 ECEF ~G3e||
fd (3Bcd AdBd|fdAd ~g3e|fd (3Bcd AdBd|ecef ~g3e|
fd (3Bcd AdBd|fdAd ~g3e|fdec dBAF|ECEF ~G3A||

Another Dmaj setting from me

Here’s a setting that might work on the flute:

X: 1
T: Haggis, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
(3FGA Ad AFFG|(3FGA Ac d2dA|(3FGA Ad AdAF|1 ~E2=cE G2EG:|2 ~E2=cE ~G3g||
fdad fddg|fddf ~g3b|fdad bdad|eaaf g2ag|
fdad fddg|fddf gbag|fdec dBAF|~E2=cE G2EG||

Does anybody know why so many Scottish people hate it?

Thanks for the Dmaj settings!

Re: The Haggis

Why they hate the tune or Haggis?