A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn strathspey

Also known as A’ Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig Oirnn, Christmas Carousal, Christmas Carousing.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e>AA<A B<GG<B | A<Af>e d<BB<a | e>AA<A B<GG>B | A<Af>e d2d>a:||:f>df<a f>df<a | e>Ae<f d<BB>f | f>df<a f>df<a | e>Ae<f d2d>a | f>df<a f>df<a | e>Ae>f d<BB>e | d<aa>f e>de<f | g>ag>e d2d2 ||
# Added by MR. .
X: 2
T: A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e>AA<A B<GG<B | A<Af>e d<BB<a | e>AA<A B<GG>B | A<Af>e d2d>a:|
|f>df<a f>df<a | e>Ae<f d<BB>f | f>df<a f>df<a | e>Ae<f d2d>a |
f>df<a f>df<a | e>Ae>f d<BB>e | d<aa>f e>de<f | g>ag>e d2d2 ||
# Added by Calum .

Six comments

Christmas Carousing

I first heard this tune played by one of my favorite dulcimer players, Maggie Sansone on her album ‘A Scottish Christmas’ & it has become one of my favorite strathspeys to play. It is not to be confused with a tune the Tannahill Weavers play called ‘Christmas Carousal’ which I think is a reel and is completely different anyway. If you haven’t heard Maggie Sansone & enjoy dulcimer music at it’s best, she’s worth checking out. Her band also incorperates fiddle, harp and a number of different bagpipes & they play some fairly obsure tunes (at least to me anyway).

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P.s.

In Maggie’s liner notes she says that this tune is from the Isle of Skye.

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This tune (actually, it’s a song) is also on the Susan McKeown/Johnny Cunningham/Aidan Brennan recording A Winter Talisman —- and they provide the lyrics too. It’s a fun piece.

A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn

Isn’t this the same tune, more or less, as Christmas Day Ida Mornin’? Nice tune.

A’ mhisg a chuir an Nollaig oirnn

This tune is actually a gaelic port a beul, or mouth tune. Above is the correct spelling o the title, which translates as ‘the spree we had at Christmas’

The words to it are as follows…

A’ mhisg a chuir an Nollaig oirn
Cha robh dìth dollaidh oirnn
A’ mhisg a chuir an Nollaig oirnn
Cha chuir i tuilleadh call oirnn
   
Shaoghail, a shaoghail duibh!
Cò chuir an dollaich oirnn?
A shaoghail, a shaoghail duibh!
Cò ghabhadh dall sinn?

A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn, X:2

Exactly the same as X:1, with added linebreaks

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