The Glencoe March reel

Also known as Glencoe, Glencoe Bridge March, The Glencoe Bridge March, The Glencoe Schottische, The Glencoe, J.P. Cormier.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jenny Dang The Weaver (a few times), Lieutenant Howard Douglas (a few times) and Miss Stewart Of Garth (a few times).

The Glencoe March has been added to 1 tune set.

The Glencoe March has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Glencoe March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F>G | A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f2 fg/a/ | g3 e c>AB>c | d>cd>B A2F>G |
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f2 fg/a/ | g3 e c>AB>c | d2 d>c d2 :|f>g |
a2 a>g f>df<a | g2 g>e c>Ac<e | d>cd<e f>ef<a | g>fg<b a2f>g |
a2 a>g f>df<a | g2 g>e c>Ac<e | d>cd>f e<ac<e | d2 d>c d2f>g |
a2 a>g f>df<a | g2 g>e c>Ac<e | d>cd<e f>ef<a | g>fg<b a2f>g |
a/g/f g>e f>de<c | d>BA>F D>FA<d | B>GB<d c>Ac<e | d2 d>c d2 |]
X: 2
T: The Glencoe March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f3 a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d>cd>B A2 F<G |
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f3 a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d4 d2 :|
a3 g f>df<a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d>cd>e f>ef<a | g>fg<b a2 f<g |
[1 a3 g f>df<a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d>cd>f e<a-a>c | d4 d2 :|
[2 (3agf g>e f>de<c | d>BA>F D>FA<d | B>GB<d c>Ac<e | d4 d2 |]
X: 3
T: The Glencoe March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f3 a | g2 g>e c>Ac<e | d>cd>B A>GF<G |
A2 (3ddd F2 (3ddd | A>FA<d f3 a | g>f (3gfe c>Ac<e | (3ded d>c d2 :|
a>ba>g f>df<a | g2 g>e c2 c<e | d>cd>e f>ef<a | g>fg<b (3aba f<g |
[1 a2 a>g f2 f<a | g>ag>e c>Ac<e | d2 (3def e<ac<e | d2 d>c d2 :|
[2 (3agf g>e (3fed e<c | d>BA>F D2 F<d | B>G (3Bcd c>Ac<e | d2 (3ddd d2 |]

Eleven comments

noticed this tune requested and found the abc format so submitted it. A lovely march in the repetoire of many fiddlers from Cape Breton (home) and composed by the great Dan R. MacDonald.

Glencoe

March ? Don’t the snaps make it a schottische or even a strathspey?
Noel

Suggested partner

I always play it along with this tune

https://thesession.org/tunes/2971

which used to be the theme tune for The McFlannells on the Scottish Home Service. It was later recorded by Altan so that makes it "cool" again :-)

Yes, it’s a bit more of Scottishe sound, I suppose.

Glencoe

It’s classified as a march in The Trip to Windsor Collection: The Music of Dan R. MacDonald, vol. 2, compiled and edited by John Donald Cameron. There it’s given in 2/4 time.

Good tune - I would use this for a Canadian Barn Dance (I would agree it probably should be written as a 2/4 march).

Personally, I wouldn’t use it as a schottische, but slowed down, it could certainly be used for a strathspey.

“Glencoe” / “The Glencoe Village Hall” / “The Glencoe March” ~ giving credit

X: 408
T: Glencoe Village Hall
T: Glencoe March, The
C: Dan R MacDonald
D: Aly Bain/Phil Cunningham: The Ruby
Z: Nigel Gatherer

This transcript was ripped off of the Internet, as happens, without crediting the source, one of our members good works, Nigel Gatherer ~ and note-for-note…

Yes Noel, it makes a great schottische… I’ll add another transcript later…

“Glencoe” / “The Glencoe Village Hall” / “The Glencoe March”

X: 1
T: Glencoe
T: The Glencoe Village Hall
T: The Glencoe March
S: Buddy MacMaster
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D Major
|: F>G |
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f3 a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d>cd>B A2 F<G |
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f3 a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d4 d2 :|
|: f<g |
a3 g f>df<a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d>cd>e f>ef<a | g>fg<b a2 f<g |
[1 a3 g f>df<a | g3 e c>Ac<e | d>cd>f e<a-a>c | d4 d2 :|
[2 (3agf g>e f>de<c | d>BA>F D>FA<d | B>GB<d c>Ac<e | d4 d2 |]

X: 2
T: Glencoe
T: The Glencoe Village Hall
T: The Glencoe March
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D Major
|: (3EFG |
A2 d2 F2 d2 | A>FA<d f3 a | g2 g>e c>Ac<e | d>cd>B A>GF<G |
A2 (3ddd F2 (3ddd | A>FA<d f3 a | g>f (3gfe c>Ac<e | (3ded d>c d2 :|
|: (3efg |
a>ba>g f>df<a | g2 g>e c2 c<e | d>cd>e f>ef<a | g>fg<b (3aba f<g |
[1 a2 a>g f2 f<a | g>ag>e c>Ac<e | d2 (3def e<ac<e | d2 d>c d2 :|
[2 (3agf g>e (3fed e<c | d>BA>F D2 F<d | B>G (3Bcd c>Ac<e | d2 (3ddd d2 |]

“The Glencoe Hall” ” The Glencoe Village Hall” ~ correction

While these names have been associated with this tune, they are more rightly assigned to a jig by the same hand ~ Dan R’s…

Mandolin version

This tune is also on Skip Gorman’s "Mandolin In The Cow Camp," paired with Lt. Howard Douglas.

Re: The Glencoe March

Crackin’ tune. Have to give it a shot.