The Lad From Orkney
A Phil Cunningham reel that is played in a set on Silly Wizard’s early 80s album "Wild And Beautiful". (If I remember rightly it’s played on whistle - on which it sounds great, but the G-Sharps don’t make it an easy tune to play on a D-whistle.) The "Lad" after whom the tune was named is A. B. Corsie, generally known as Fred. I think I’ve met him , come to that, and think I’ve got the initials right.
Alteration of abc’s in last bar of first part
Now: |(3BBB Bc f3 g|
Was (in error): |(3BBB c2 f3 g|
One of the most energetic reels =)
Here’re some lively variations (some by Phil himself and some by Sandy the Piper :))
T: Lad From Orkney, The
f8 |gedg edBA |G2 BG dGB/c/d |g2 fg egdB |A/A/AAB e/e/eef |
g2 fg edBA |GGBG dGBG |g2 fg egdB |AGAB e2 ef |
gefd eaa/a/a |gfga BAGB |AEE/E/E ABGA |B/c/def g2 gf |
gefd eaa/a/a |g/g/gg B2 AGB |AEE/E/E ABGA |B/c/def g2 ba|
gfga gede|G B2 G dGBd |gGfG eGdB |AGAB e2 ef |
Played by Marc Duff…
Marc Duff starts off with this reel in a set by"Capercaillie". "Fred" was "roadie" and soundman for both "Battlefield Band" and "Silly Wizard".