Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch waltz

Also known as Archibald MacDonald Of Kepoch, Archibald MacDonald Of Keppoch, MacDonald Of Kepoch, Sir Archibald MacDonnell Of Keppoch.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Julia Delaney’s (a few times).

Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch has been added to 5 tune sets.

Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch has been added to 193 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:DE|F3GA2|f3ed2|c3AF2|G4DE|F3GA2|f3ed2|Ad3^c2|d4:|
de|f3ed2|c3BA2|B3AG2|A4DE|F3GA2|f3ed2|Ad3^c2|d4fg|
a3gf2|Af3d2|c3AF2|G4DE|F3GA2|f3ga2|Ad3^c2|d4z2|
X: 2
T: Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EF|G3AB2|g3fe2|d3BG2|A4EF|
G3AB2|g3fe2|Be3^d2|e4:|
ef|g3fe2|d3cB2|c3BA2|B4EF|
G3AB2|g3fe2|Be3^d2|e4ga|
b3ag2|Bg3e2|d3BG2|A4EF|
G3AB2|g3ab2|Be3^d2|e4z2|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
V:1
|:D/E/|F>GA f>ed|c<AF G2D/E/|F>GA f>ed|A<d^c d2|
V:2
|:D/E/|D2A, D>EF|F2A E2D/E/|D2A, B,2F|E2E D2|
V:1
|:D/E/|F>GA f>ed|c>AF G2D/E/|F>GA f>ed|A<d^c d2||
V:2
|:D/E/|D2A, D>EF|F2A E2D/E/|D2A, B,2F|E2E D2||
V:1
d/e/|f>ed c>BA|B>AG A2D/E/|F>GA f>ed|A<d^c d2f/g/|
V:2
A/G/|F>GA A>GF|G>FE D2D/E/|D2A, B,2F|E2E D2D/E/|
V:1
a>gf A<fd|c>AF G2D/E/|F>GA f>ga|A<d^c d2||
V:2
F>GA F2F|A2F E2D/E/|D2A, B,2F|E<A,A, D2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
V:1
|:E/F/|G>AB g>fe|d<BG A2E/F/|G>AB g>fe|B<e^d e2|
V:2
|:E/F/|E2B, E>FG|G2B F2E/F/|E2B, C2G|F2F E2|
V:1
|:E/F/|G>AB g>fe|d>BG A2E/F/|G>AB g>fe|B<e^d e2||
V:2
|:E/F/|E2B, E>FG|G2B F2E/F/|E2B, C2G|F2F E2||
V:1
e/f/|g>fe d>cB|c>BA B2E/F/|G>AB g>fe|B<e^d e2g/a/|
V:2
B/A/|G>AB B>AG|A>GF E2E/F/|E2B, C2G|F2F E2E/F/|
V:1
b>ag B<ge|d>BG A2E/F/|G>AB g>ab|B<e^d e2||
V:2
G>AB G2G|B2G F2E/F/|E2B, C2G|F<B,B, E2||
# Added by JACKB .

Thirteen comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

With Harmonies.

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