Redford Cottage jig

Also known as The Redford Cottage March, The Redford Cottage.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Redford Cottage has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Redford Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: e |f2 A A>BA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cB<A |
f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc |[1 d3 d2 :|[2 d3 d ||
|: fg |a2 f g2 e | fag fed | g2 e f2 d | efd cBA |
[1 a2 f g2 e | fag fed | Bed cBc | d3 :|
[2 f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 d2 ||
|: e |fef ABA | B<dc BAB | ABA fed | ced cBA |
fef ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc |[1 d3 d2 :|[2 d3 d ||
|: fg |aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed cBc | d3 d :|
[2 f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3- d2 |]
2
X: 2
T: Redford Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|:f2A ABA|B<GB Aef|g2e f2d|efd cBA|
f2A ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|1 d3 d2e:|2 d3 dfg||
a2f g2e|fag fed|g2e f2d|efd cBA|
a2f g2e|fag fed|Bed cBc|d3 dfg|
a2f g2e|fag fed|g2e f2d|efd cBA|
f2A ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|d3 d2e||
|:fef ABA|Bdc BAB|ABA fed|efd cBA|
fef ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|1 d3 d2e:|2 d3 dfg||
aAa fed|f<ag fed|gag fed|efd cBA|
aAa fed|f<ag fed|Bed cBc|d3 dfg|
aAa fed|f<ag fed|gag fed|efd cBA|
f2A ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|d3- d3||
3
X: 3
T: Redford Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e |f2 A A>BA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cB<A |
f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: dfg |a2 f g2 e | f/g/ag fed | g2 e f2 d | ef/e/d cBA |
[1 aff gee | fag fed | Bed cBc | d3 :|
[2 fAA A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 ||
|: d2 e |fef A>BA | B<dc BAB | A>BA fed | cf/e/d cBA |
fef A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: dfg |aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
[2 f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 |]
4
X: 4
T: Redford Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e |fef ABA | B<dc BAB | ABA fed | ced cBA |
fef ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 :|
|: dfg |aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed cBc | d3 :|
[2 f2 A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 |]
5
X: 5
T: Redford Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: e |f2 A ABA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cBA |
f2 A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc |[1 d3 d2 :|[2 d3 d ||
|: fg |a2 f g2 e | fag fed | g2 e f2 d | efd cBA |
[1 a2 f g2 e | fag fed | Bed cBc | d3 d :|
[2 f2 A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 d2 ||
|: e |fef ABA | Bdc BAB | ABA fed | efd cBA |
fef ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc |[1 d3 d2 :|[2 d3 d ||
|: fg |aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed cBc | d3 d :|
[2 f2A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3- d2 |]
6
X: 6
T: Redford Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e |f2 A A>BA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cB<A |
f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: dfg |a2 f g2 e | f/g/ag fed | g2 e fdd | ef/e/d cBA |
[1 aff gee | fag f>ed | Bf/e/d c>Bc | d3 :|
[2 fAA A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 ||
|: d2 e |fef A>BA | B<dc B>AB | A>BA g/f/ed | cf/e/d cBA |
f>ef A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: de/f/g |aAa fAd | f<ag fed | gAg f>ed | e/f/gd cc/B/A |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag g/f/ed | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
[2 fAA A>FA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 |]

Twenty-three comments

"Neil Taylor’s" ~ ? ~ another tune by Willy Taylor

HELP!? ~ needed… I am in doubt about this one. I have another set of notes with the name "Neil Taylor" attached to it. This transcription is from the recording "Northumberland Rant", which is given here on site, and from the following featuring "The Shepherds", Willy Taylor on fiddle, Joe Hutton on Northumbrian smallpipes & Will Atkinson on harmonica:

Track 7: "Dance de Chez Nous" / "Aunt Mary’s Canadian Jig" / "Neil Taylor’s"

So, you might say, what’s wrong? Well, that middle tune ain’t "Aunt May’s", at least I don’t think so, not the one that comes to mind. So, is the third tune, a jig, and this transcription, really "Neil Taylor’s Jig"? I don’t doubt it may very well be one of Willy Taylor’s compositions, but I am feeling unsure in general. Any help from the Northumbrian contingent, including Dow, as this is another for his birthday, since I’ll be away on the date… Anyway, Geoff, Noel, Dow, anyone???

"Aunt Mary’s"… 😏

I may be adding that later if it isn’t already here…or unless someone else beats me to the draw, in which case I’ll add it into the ‘Comments’…

There is further comment to go with this tune, but I’ll hold off until I hear from those more informed on Northumbrian music than me, with regards to the title and provenance of this melody…

One point, Noel has reminded me, whether or not the title is right for this particular melody, Neil Taylor is Willy Taylor’s son…

I doubt there are 2 jigs named Neil Taylor’s. I have a photocopy of Willy’s own transcription right in front of me, and Neil Taylor’s is in G. I’ll post it now.

On 2nd thoughts maybe he did write 2 tunes called Neil Taylor’s…

Redford Cottage

Nope, on 3rd thoughts, I was right the 1st time. The tunes are mislabelled on Northumbrian Rant. They did the same set on a recording called Harthope Burn. On that recording, the march that starts fe|d2f2 A2B>c|d4 A… is Captain Norman Orr Ewing, and this jig that comes after it is called Redford Cottage. Don’t know if it’s trad or whether Willy Taylor wrote it tho’.

On Harthope Burn this is a 4-part tune. The 2 parts ‘c’ has given us are the 3rd and 4th parts of the tune, which are essentially variations of the 1st two parts:

X: 1
T: Redford Cottage
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
e|:f2A ABA|B<GB Aef|g2e f2d|efd cBA|
f2A ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|1 d3 d2e:|2 d3 dfg||
a2f g2e|fag fed|g2e f2d|efd cBA|
a2f g2e|fag fed|Bed cBc|d3 dfg|
a2f g2e|fag fed|g2e f2d|efd cBA|
f2A ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|d3 d2e||
|:fef ABA|Bdc BAB|ABA fed|efd cBA|
fef ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|1 d3 d2e:|2 d3 dfg||
aAa fed|f<ag fed|gag fed|efd cBA|
aAa fed|f<ag fed|Bed cBc|d3 dfg|
aAa fed|f<ag fed|gag fed|efd cBA|
f2A ABA|B<GB g3|Bed cBc|d3- d3||

Hallelujah!!! ~ a result, thank you Dow!!!

Yes for that march too, as I’d suspected, but have no prior knowledge of "Redford Cottage" or of the march. I was sure the whole set was wrong but couldn’t find anything anywhere to fit the transcription I’d made, which proves to be incomplete. As the notes in the booklet for the recording seemed to loosely fit the description I chopped up the tracks visually into three from a digital readout, having just a quick listen, and MP3-ed that last third. The middle, having just processed it, is the first two parts you’ve given, and as I’d said, definitely not "Aunt Mary’s Canadian Jig". It bothered me that I’d caught some similarity between that and the last. Yes, it is just a set of two tunes and only once through the last, which is as you’ve given it, 4 parts.

I ended up believing the source, the notes as given. Though I really didn’t believe it I trusted it over my own common sense. I ended up transcribed the last third of the track, which was just parts 3 & 4 once through. My other suspicion is as Noel put it, it didn’t have Willy’s usual two-step feel to it, which is what I was to understand his composition "Neil Taylor’s" was supposed to be… I should have asked first and acted later… Will I ever learn?

We have been in a bit of a rush here having acted on a whim and put down our money on a flight to Austria. ‘You-know-who’ said she was looking for a holiday with sun and beaches ~ hmmmmm… 😏

At least now I can transcribe the march if nobody beats me to it first. Is that recording still available anywhere ~ "Harthope Burn"… I so love their music, all three of the "Shepherds", that I’d welcome anything by them into listening range…

Thanks again Mark, and Noel too ~ much appreciated. Knowing me, you’ll also know I think the tune should have its full representation rather than this chop shop job… πŸ˜‰

"Redford Cottage" ~ well, I told Jeremy, but it remains, which is OK

As you said Dow, it really is a ‘variation’, or ‘variations’… I did go ahead and backtrack, redigitize it and transcibed both the march and all 4 parts for this. since it is already here I will also add a few gentle nudges worth of other ways with it. I love listening to these guys, I wish they played things more than once though… Anyway, here goes ~

K: D Major
|: d2 e |
f2 A A>BA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cB<A |
f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: dfg |
a2 f g2 e | f/g/ag fed | g2 e f2 d | ef/e/d cBA |
[1 aff gee | fag fed | Bed cBc | d3 :|
[2 fAA A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 ||
|: d2 e |
fef A>BA | B<dc BAB | A>BA fed | cf/e/d cBA |
fef A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: dfg |
aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
[2 f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 ||

Redford Cottage

I think this was originally a Scottish 6/8 Pipe March

Yes - if you search the nefa site you can hear piper Pamela Smith of Buchan playing it as a 6/8 march. www.nefa.net

Redford Cottage

Composed by Pipe Major William Sinclair Snr, published by the Dunblasne School of Piping. Jim Johnstone used it for the Eva Three-Step on his 1986 ‘Government Warning’ album.

Sadly there’s very little of the tune on that NEFA link… πŸ™

"Redford Cottage" - C: Pipe Major William Sinclair Senior - review

I’ve now increased and adjusted the original ABCs to a full 4-part transcription, but here is the first way it was submitted, when we hadn’t yet a name for it ~

X: 01
T: Redford Cottage
C: Pipe Major William Sinclair Senior
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e |\
fef ABA | B<dc BAB | ABA fed | ced cBA |
fef ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 :|
|: dfg |\
aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed cBc | d3 :|
[2 f2 A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 |]

Submitted on March 21st 2007 by ceolachan.

Dr. Dow / Mark’s 4-part transcription, lightly rearranged so it can be more easily compared to the ABCs now given ~

X: 2
T: Redford Cottage
C: Pipe Major William Sinclair Senior
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Dmaj
|: e |\
f2 A ABA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cBA |
f2 A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc |[1 d3 d2 :|2 d3 d ||
|: fg |\
a2 f g2 e | fag fed | g2 e f2 d | efd cBA |
[1 a2 f g2 e | fag fed | Bed cBc | d3 d :|
[2 f2 A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3 d2 ||
|: e |\
fef ABA | Bdc BAB | ABA fed | efd cBA |
fef ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc |[1 d3 d2 :|[2 d3 d||
|: fg |\
aAa fed | f<ag fed | gag fed | efd cBA |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag fed | Bed cBc | d3 d :|
[2 f2A ABA | B<GB g3 | Bed cBc | d3- d2 |]

# Posted on March 22nd 2007 by Dr. Dow

& here’s the first 4-part take I’d added later, with headers added and a few other possibilities ~

X: 3
T: Redford Cottage
C: Pipe Major William Sinclair Senior
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e |\
f2 A A>BA | B<GB Aef | g2 e f2 d | efd cB<A |
f2 A A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: dfg |\
a2 f g2 e | f/g/ag fed | g2 e fdd | ef/e/d cBA |
[1 aff gee | fag f>ed | Bf/e/d c>Bc | d3 :|
[2 fAA A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 ||
|: d2 e |\
fef A>BA | B<dc B>AB | A>BA g/f/ed | cf/e/d cBA |
f>ef A>BA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
|: de/f/g |\
aAa fAd | f<ag fed | gAg f>ed | e/f/gd cc/B/A |
[1 aAa fed | f<ag g/f/ed | Bed c>Bc | d3 :|
[2 fAA A>FA | B<GB g3 | Bed c>Bc | d3 |]

# Posted on March 23rd 2007 by ceolachan

I just found this thread so I’m a bit late to the discussion. I bought "Northumberland Rant" off iTunes and track 7 being discussed here sounds to my ear to be one 2-part tune (pipe duet) with repeats, not a medley of three tunes, and certainly not jigs! Could iTunes have mixed up the tracks?

Here’s N.R. on iTunes (hope it’s ok to post this link):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/northumberland-rant-traditional/id151594185

Would someone mind having a listen and see what’s up? And maybe point to the /actual/ track listings?

No, I didn’t see that. Thanks! I’m still not convinced iTunes doesn’t have it wrong, even from the listing in the recording section here. The discussion indicates that track 7 is really two tunes, played on fiddle, NSP, an mouth organ. The track 7 on iTunes is one two-part tune and played as a pipe duet.

Found this thread as well:
https://thesession.org/discussions/29812

The track names from iTunes don’t align /at all/ with what’s at the Smithsonian. The iTunes track 7 is track (1)17 at the Smithsonian (Lament for Ian Dickson, played by Anthony Robb — and another uncredited piper).

Neil Taylor’s jig

Just an update - on a couple of threads there’s been mention of Neil Taylor’s jig, written by Willy Taylor, with regret that no recordings of it were available since Harthope Burn went out of print; there’s now a recording of their set Danse de Chez Nous / Aunty Mary’s / Neil Taylor’s, on the wonderful "An Audience with the Shepherds", from Veteran. (This is the track that’s listed as part of the recording ‘Northumberland Rant’, which was replaced at the last minute by Captain Norman Orr Ewing / Redford Cottage, but still listed as the three jigs). And I hope there might be a new recording of it when Ali Anderson’s band Northlands get into the Studio, because they played a blistering set with it in at Whitby this year; blistering, but with Willy’s way of playing right in there too.

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