The Slovenian Chicken reel

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Slovenian Chicken
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAAB cBcA|EAAB cAGA|EAAB cBcA|(3cBA Bc BAAG|
EAAB cBcA|EAAB cAGB|(3cBA cd ecAc|BABc BAA2:|
aeed (3eee de|ce (3eee BeAe|cBcd ecAc|BABc BAA2|
aeed (3eee de|ce (3eee BeAe|cBc e2 cAc|BABc BAA2:|
EAAB c2 EA|ABc2 EABc|d2 EABc dd -|dcBc BAA2|
EAAB c2 EA|ABc2 AABc|cBcd ecAc|BABc BAA2:|
aeed (3eee de|ce (3eee BeAe|cBc e2 cAc|BABc BAA2|
aeed (3eee de|ce (3eee BeAe|cBc a2 ecA|BABc BAA2:|

Three comments

The Slovenian Chicken

A very silly name for a bizarre reel composed by Scots fiddler Aidan O’Rourke. The third part is a bit contrived, but the second and last parts have a nice NW Scots island feel to them. I learned this from the Tabache album, ‘Waves of Rush’, where it is followed by Iain MacPherson’s in A dorian.

Slovenian chicken

Ahh, we used to paly this at the Lismore session (glasgow), back along. I like to stick it after the strathspey Captain Campbell’s.

From reading the CD notes of Tabaches album it says…
“The Slovenian Chicken was written in commemoration of a porcelain chicken which was gifted to Malcolm at a festival in Slovenia. The chicken was destroyed on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh after discovering that it was jinxed.”