Malcolm Finlay’s reel

Also known as Calum Fhionnlaid, Calum Fhionnlaidh, Calum Fhionnlaigh, Calum Fhionnlaith, Calum Finlay, Calum Finley, Calumn Findlay, Finlay’s, Holland’s, Larry Down’s, Larry Downs, Malcolm Findlay, Malcolm Finlay, Malcolm Finlay’s, Malcolm Finley’s.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Barrowburn (a few times), The Trip To Windsor (a few times), Lexie MacAskill (a few times), The Nine Pint Coggie (a few times) and The Tarbolton (a few times).

Malcolm Finlay’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Malcolm Finlay's has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Malcolm Finlay's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
BEGB ebge|~f3e gfec|BEGB ebge|1 ~f3g e2ec:|2 ~f3g e2ef||
gebe ge~e2|gefe ceBe|gebe ge~e2|fefg e2ef|
gebe ge~e2|gefe c2ce|BEGB ebge|~f3g e2ec||
X: 2
T: Malcolm Finlay's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:c|BEGB EBbg|f/f/f fe gfec|BEGB EBbg|fefg e/e/e e:|
|:f|gebe gbeg|fege c/c/c ce|gebe gbeg|fefg e/e/e ef|
gebe gbeg|fege c/c/c ce|BEGB EBbg|fefg e/e/e e:|
# Added by Tate .
X: 3
T: Malcolm Finlay's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:c|BEGB egbg|f/f/f fe gfec|BEGB egbg|fefg e/e/e e:|
|:f|gebe gbeg|fege c/c/c ce|gebe gbeg|fefg e/e/e ef|
gebe gbeg|fege c/c/c ce|BEGB egbg|fefg e/e/e e:|
# Added by Tate .
X: 4
T: Malcolm Finlay's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
c|B~G3 Bebg|~f3 e gfec|B~G3 Bebg|fefg e3 c|
B~G3 Bebg|~f3 e gfec|B~G3 Bebg|fefg e3 f||
gebe gebe|fege c2 ef|(3gfe be gebe|fefg e2 ef|
gebe gebe|fege c3 c|B~G3 Bebg|fefg e3||
# Added by errik .

Seven comments

Calum Findley’s

A Cape Breton tune of course. I know it as Calum Finlay’s. (Calum being the Scottish Gaelic for Malcolm)

Calum Fhionnlaid

Taken from Sharon Shannon’s "Bag of Cats"

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for the pipers

Here’s a setting in a pipe-friendly key from Dr. Angus MacDonald who may have got the tune while practicing medicine in Cape Breton.

X:1
T:Calum Fhionnlaigh
C:Trad./Arr. Dr Angus MacDonald
R:Reel
M:C|
L:1/8
K:D
B|dA A/A/A dfaf|e2ed fedB|A/A/A AB dfaf|edef d/d/d d:|
a|fdad fadf|edfd B/B/B Ba|fdad fadf|edfe ~d3a|
fdad fadf|edfd B/B/B Be|A/A/A AB dfaf|edef d/d/d d|]