Charlie Lennon’s Scottish Concerto strathspey

Also known as Scottish Concerto.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Charlie Lennon’s Scottish Concerto has been added to 2 tune sets.

Charlie Lennon's Scottish Concerto has been added to 103 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Charlie Lennon's Scottish Concerto
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A,2 (3A,A,A, A,CED | CEAG AcBA | d2 ef ecac | (3dcB (3cBA BF A2 |
A,2 (3A,A,A, A,CED | CEAG AcBA | dfga efga |1 (3edc (3dcB A4 :|2 (3edc (3dcB ABce ||
f2 fe fagf | ecaf ecAF | DFBd CEAc | dfec Bcde |
fdag f2 fe | de f2 ecAF | EccE (3ABc df |1 GABc ABce :|2 GABc A4 ||
# Added by Avery .
X: 2
T: Charlie Lennon's Scottish Concerto
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2 (3AAA AcED | cEAG AcBA | d2 ef ecac | (3dcB (3cBA BF A2 |
A2 (3AAA AcED | cEAG AcBA | dfga efga |1 (3edc (3dcB A4 :|2 (3edc (3dcB ABce ||
f2 fe fagf | ecaf ecAF | DFBd CEAc | dfec Bcde |
fdag f2 fe | de f2 ecAF | EccE (3ABc df |1 GABc ABce :|2 GABc A4 ||
X: 3
T: Charlie Lennon's Scottish Concerto
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 G2 GBDG | BDGB GBAG | c3e dBgB | cAAG AEGA |
G3D GBdc | BDGF GBAG | cefg defg |1 (3dcB cA G4 :|2 (3dcB cA GABd ||
|:e3d egfe | dBge dBGB | ceAc BDGB | cedB ABcd |
ecgf e3d | cd e2 dBGE | DBBD (3GAB ce |1 FGAB GABd :|2 FGAB G4 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

I did not do this transposition I just posted it here. Listen to it for the snaps.

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So Avery, what’s your source? And what recording is it on? (Now duck, before Dow throws his ‘tina at you for cutting and pasting. :o) )

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Tune Source

This tune originally came from the Chiff and Fipple Flute forum. The tune was later rewoked in order to provide a "flute friendly" version which is as follows:

X:1
T:Charlie Lennon’s Scottish Concerto Strathspey (Flute)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Amaj
A2 (3AAA AcED | cEAG AcBA | d2 ef ecac | (3dcB (3cBA BF A2 |
A2 (3AAA AcED | cEAG AcBA | dfga efga |1 (3edc (3dcB A4 :|2 (3edc (3dcB ABce ||
f2 fe fagf | ecaf ecAF | DFBd CEAc | dfec Bcde |
fdag f2 fe | de f2 ecAF | EccE (3ABc df |1 GABc ABce :|2 GABc A4 ||

I took the liberty of linking this tune to Lunasa’s "The Kinnitty Sessions," as that is its most likely source. It’s the first tune in Sean Smyth’s fiddle solo.

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Thanks for backing me up Bill. This is most like Sean Smyth’s version.

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Charlie’s Strathspey

Since I was the one who posted the “abcs” to this in response to a request on “Chiff & Fipple”, let me put the matter straight. I commented on the tune as follows:
“This was taken from Sean Smyth’s playing on “Lunasa’s” “Kinnitty Sessions” recording, but it was first recorded played by Frankie Gavin on Charlie Lennon’s “Island Wedding” suite for traditional musicians and orchestra over 10 years ago. There are some slight differences between the 2 versions. On listening to both of them, in my opinion, Frankie Gavin plays it more as a strathspey than Sean Smyth, who seems to have smoothed it out a bit, and slowed it down, so that it sounds more like a hornpipe or slow reel. Tricky on flute or whistle, because of the rising “G#”s. The triplets are optional, and Sean Smyth has a link in the “return” of the first part which I just could not make out.”

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Re: Charlie Lennon’s Scottish Concerto

1. I tried to listen to the u-tube clip and found it to be blocked due to copyright infringements.
2. I looked at the sheet music and it appears to be a reel. No snap otations.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA