Captain D.R.McLennan - brother of G.S.
Sorry, Conan - 2nd and 4th parts are the wrong way round.
Hehe you’re right!
I only realised it once I heard the tune on a recording which i "took delivery of" just before Christmas!
Thanks Kenny, appreciate that mate.
Joe McGann’s Fiddle
Noted in "Fiddle music of the Scottish Highlands"
-Ceol na fidhle- (Pub; Taigh na Teud) as ‘The Ladies Hornpipe.’
and as played by Ashley MacIsaac on CD -‘Fine, thank-you very much’.
Pointing Joe McGann’s Fiddle
This is a purpose-built Highland pipe tune. The notes in the version here are unpointed, which makes connecting notes as significant as major melody notes. For those who don’t know the Highland bagpipe hornpipe idiom, this destroys the tune!
Now, most good musicians folk and traditional Celtic musicians will naturally point the music by "feel." Usually, the formula for this type of hornpipe is a very strong dot-cut-dot-cut, but with a number of critical dot-cut-cut-dot groups.
There are more modern rounded hornpipes (very popular today), often called hornreels, but this ain’t one of ‘em.
Maybe you’d like to add the "abcs" to the "pointed" version here under comments ?
Recording: Glenn Brown
Tune starts about 1.27
Also got around to updating the ABC so that the parts are in the right order. One day I might even transpose it to the correct key!
Joe McGann’s Fiddle, X:2
One of my favourite tunes.
This is the version played by Duncan McGillivray on Battlefield’s Stand Easy album. The pipe grace notes are omitted for clarity, but the dotted rythm is there.