Hector MacKenzie’s jig

By Dan Hughie MacEachern

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Hector MacKenzie’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Hector MacKenzie's has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Hector MacKenzie's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3 def|ecc cde|d3 def|fef gfe|
d3 def|ecc cde|afd gec|1 ddd dAc:|2 ddd dfg||
afd dfa|gec ceg|afd dfa|fef g2e|
afd dfa|gec ceg|afd gec|1 ddd dfg:|2 ddd dAc||
2
X: 2
T: Hector MacKenzie's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
cA|:Ddd def|ecc cde|Ddd def|fef gec|
Ddd def|ecc cde|afd gec|1 Ddd dcA:|2 Ddd dfg||
|:afd dfa|gec ceg|afd dfa|fef g2e|
afd dfa|gec ceg|afd gec|1 Ddd dfg:|2 Ddd d||

Nine comments

Attributed to Dan Hughie MacEachern of Cape Breton.

Re: Hector MacKenzie’s

Is it D dorian possibly? found some additional information

Re: Hector MacKenzie’s

If it were in D dorian, all the Fs and Cs would be natural, not sharp. This tune is straightforward D major. Modes are named for the first note of the scale used, rather than the major scale they’re related to (D dorian would be based on the second step of the C major scale).

Re: Hector MacKenzie’s

I think maybe Mike saw this: https://www.cbfiddle.com/rx/tune/t405.html, Nigel.
It looks like it should have a Dm feel with all Fs and Cs natural (there are no Bs in the tune as presented so either dorian or Aeolian).

Re: Hector MacKenzie’s

That makes sense, DonaldK.

Re: Hector MacKenzie’s

Been looking At Dan Hughie tunes recently. Thank You.