Dovecote Park jig

Also known as The Dovecote Park March, MacDonald Of Sleat.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Dovecote Park has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Dovecote Park
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f | A2A B2A | A>df a2g | f2f A>df | a>fd e2f |
A2A B2A | A>df a2g | f>ga e>cA | d3 d2 :|
g | f>ga d2e | f>ed a2f | e2e A>Bc | egf e2g |
f>ga d2e | f>ed a2g | f>ga e>cA | d3 d2g |
f>ga d2e | f>ed a2f | e2e A>Bc | egf e2f |
A2A B2A | A>df a2g | f>ga e>cA | d3 d2 ||
|:f | A>df f>ef | A>df a2g | f>ed A>df | e3 e2f |
A>df f>ef | a>fd B2g | f>ga e>cA | d3 d2 :|
g | a>fd A>df | f>ed B2d | A>df a>fd | e3 e2f |
a>fd A>df | f>ed B2g | f>ga e>cA | d3 d2g |
a>fd A>df | f>ed B2d | A>df a>fd | e3 e2f |
A>df f>ef | a>fd B2g | f>ga e>cA | d3 d2 |]
X: 2
T: Dovecote Park
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
%%writefields P false
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Q:3/8=90
%%MIDI gracedivider 12
%%MIDI ratio 3 1
P:A
|:f|{g}A2{GdGe}A {gBd}B2{G}A|{g}A>d{g}f {ag}a2g|{a}f2{GdG}f {g}A>d{g}f|a>f{g}d {gef}e2!
P:B
[1 ", 2 of 2" f |{g}A2{GdGe}A {gBd}B2{G}A|{g}A>d{g}f {ag}a2g|{a}f>ga {ef}e>c{d}A|{Gdc}d3 {gdG}d2:|!
P:C
|:{gf}g|{a}f>ga {Gdc}d2e|{gfg}f>ed {ag}a2f|{g}e2{GdG}e {g}A>B{GdG}c|{g}e<gf {gef}e2!
P:D
|1{gf}g|{a}f>ga {Gdc}d2e|{gfg}f>ed {ag}a2g|{a}f>ga {ef}e>c{d}A|{Gdc}d3 {gdG}d2:|!
P:E
|:f|{g}A>df {gfg}f>e{g}f|{g}A>d{g}f {ag}a2g|{gfg}f>ed {g}A>df|{gef}e3 {A}e2!
P:F
[1", 2 of 4"f|{g}A>df {gfg}f>e{g}f|a>fd {gBG}B2{gf}g|{a}f>ga {ef}e>c{d}A|{Gdc}d3 {gdG}d2:|!
P:G
|:{gf}g|a>fd {g}A>df|{gfg}f>ed {gBG}B2{Gdc}d|{g}A>d{g}f a>f{g}d|{gef}e3 {A}e2 !
P:H
[1{gf}g|a>fd {g}A>df|{gfg}f>ed {gBG}B2{gf}g|{a}f>ga {ef}e>c{d}A|{Gdc}d3 {gdG}d2:|!

Six comments

Dovecote Park

I’m posting this in answer to a request for a good 6/8 march. I have played this for years; I think I first became aware of it through the playing of Dave Swarbrick on his "Ceilidh Album". It is sometimes called "MacDonald of Sleat" after a dance of that name which uses the tune, and it was composed by a James Braidwood. I enjoy playing this tune a lot.

It’s a ‘CRACKER’

I’ve just played it through and I think I’m going to enjoy playing this tune a lot too.

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boring as a march /fun played at slide speed!

P/M James Braidwood

The composer James Braidwood was apparently a Pipe Major; does anyone know if the was a Pipe Major in the military and if so, which regiment / battalion?
Aad

Pipe-Major James Braidwood

I don’t know the answer, I’m afraid, but in the Scots Guards Book 1, he is given no title, just "J Braidwood". Another of his popular tunes here is "Looking for a Partner", which is not a pipe tune. If you find out, aad, do let us know.

P/M James Braidwood

The following is from the website www.flutetunes.com :
"Tune of the Day: Dovecote Park
Scottish pipe march and jig
This popular Scottish march was composed by Pipe Major James Braidwood, and appears in many collections for Highland bagpipes. Braidwood lived in Edinburgh, and was a friend of Pipe Major William Ross. When Willie was, rather suddenly, appointed to the Army Class in 1919, he didn’t have accommodation in the city, and Jimmy Braidwood put him up at his house, which was called Dovecote Park. He also composed a tune in his honor, which he titled “Pipe Major William Ross’s Welcome to Dovecote Park”. Ross enjoyed the tune and included it in his collection, but modestly deleted references to himself in the title, publishing it only as “Dovecote Park”.
The tune is sometimes called “MacDonald of Sleat” after a dance of that name which uses the tune."