Iain MacPherson’s reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Iain MacPherson's has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Iain MacPherson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
A|: BffB ffBf | fBfB eece | BffB ffBf | fBcA ~B3 A |
BffB ffBf | fBfB eece | BffB ffBb | afec ~B3 A |
BbbB a2Bb | bBa2 feef | BbbB a2Bb| afec ~B3A |
BbbB a2Bb | bBa2 feef | BbbB a2Bb| afec ~B3A :|

Two comments

Iain MacPherson’s

A real belter of a reel, with an aggressive, syncopated drive. I’m not usually a fan of syncopation in traditional-style tunes, but both Tabache’s version, in A Dorian, and Chris Armstrong’s, transcribed here, are real corkers. I imagine the tune was written in A, but when I heard Armstrong’s version I was blown away, and that’s why I’ve transcribed it in B. You can hear this fantastic Scots-piper here:

http://www.footstompin.com/music/bagpipe_music/notes_in_ma_heid

"Tannahill Weavers" used to play this. Can’t remember if they had a name for it, but I’ll look it up.

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