Mairi’s Wedding strathspey

Also known as Mari’s Wedding, Oovie Avie, Ù-bhi à-bhi.

Mairi’s Wedding has been added to 2 tune sets.

Mairi's Wedding has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Mairi's Wedding
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B>BB>B B>BB>B|B>BF>E D>EFA|B>BB>B B>BB>B|A>Ac>c B2 B z|
B>BB>B B>BB>B|F>FF>E D>EFA|B>BB>B B>BB>B|A>Ac>c B3 z||
B,2 D2 F2 B2|F>FF>E D>EF>B|B,2 D2 F2 B2|A>Ac>c B2 B z:|

Three comments

Mairi’s Wedding

Someone requested this tune, so here it is. This version is from The Riverside Ceilidh Band’s album Horses for Courses. It is also known as "Oovie Avie" and is unrelated to the other "Mairi’s Wedding", so it’s unlikely that any of the recordings listed are the same tune. It’s possible that the original of this version came from accordionist Andrew Rankine, as two or three of the Riverside band used to play in Rankine’s band.

Oovie avie

Nice tune, Nigel. I’ve taken the opportunity to add the alternative name to the database.

Re: Mairi’s Wedding

The Scottish gaelic title should be written as "U-bhi a-bhi". The words are:
Chorus:
Ù-bhi à-bhi, ù-bhi à-bhi,
Air do shlàinte, Mhàiri ‘n Doctair,
Ù-bhi à-bhi, ù-bhi à-bhi,
Suid ort fhèin, a Mhàiri.

Verse 1:
Dannsadh air na staidhrichean
aig banais rìomhach Màiri ‘n Doctair;
Dannsadh air na staidhrichean
Aig banais rìomhach Màiri.

Chorus: Ù-bhi à-bhi, etc.

Verse 2:
Bidh an t-òr a’ gliongartaich
aig banais rìomhach Màiri ‘n Doctair;
Bidh an t-òr a’ gliongartaich
Aig banais rìomhach Màiri.

Chorus: Ù-bhi à-bhi, etc.