Archibald McDonald of Keppoch
My transcription of this scottish slow air from John Cunningham. I have it in the album "25 Years of Celtic Music".
6th bar is played like |f3ga2| the first time only.
That would be the 5th bar actually. The pickup doesn’t count as a bar. :) Nice tune though. I’ll go over it later when I get some time.
Archie MacDonald of Keppoch
This lovely tune has been played at all our family gatherings! Hope others love playing it as much as i do ! (it sounds great on Clarsach! )
Mmm… I actually meant the 6th bar though. I didn’t explain it very well, I meant the 6th bar that is |f3ed2| is played by John Cunningham like |f3ga2| the first time, when he starts the tune, but not anymore.
And I agree with Davesim this tune is lovely.
I’ve recently acquired a three row Paolo Soprani B/C/C# and this is a delight to play on it. Thanks Pere for putting it here.
And by the way this is of course played much slower than the midi.
Yes! it’s a matter of course with me. When I see a dotted quaver starting a triplet I seem to have a natural inclination to play it slow.
In fact I rarely listen to the midi.
Just realised, no dotted quaver & no triplet. Of course I refer to the dotted crotchet at the beginning of the bar. The snatch at the start of bars 7(A) 7,10 & 15 (B) make for a super conrast.
Archibald Mcdonald of Keppoch
Tony Elman plays this on’Swinging on the Gate’ on hammered dulcimer. Reminds me of a visit to Asheville N.C.from UK. There was a power cut for 3 days - were we glad to be able to jam at night by candle light!
Recording on YouTube
Anna Okada Burgess version
Ms. Burgess does a lovely set of this tune with The Sailor’s Wife.
Also pairs well with Julia Delaney
Same general dynamic as the contrast with Sailor’s Wife, but JD’s just more fun to drum to :-)
Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch, X:3