Dolina MacKay reel

Also known as Dalena McKay, Dolena MacKay, Dolena McKay.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Dolina MacKay has been added to 84 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Dolina MacKay
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A2A2 GAAB | BABd e2de | aeea e2dB | A2Ae dBGB |
A2A2 GAAB | BABd e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
|: aeea e2de | aged e2de | gddg d2gd | e^fge fedB |
aeea e2de | aged e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
|: ABBd e2de | aged e2dB | GBBd e2de | gedB e2dB |
ABBd e2de | aged e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
|: Aa2A g2Aa- | aaag e2dB | Ggg^f g2de | gedB e2dB |
Aa2A g2Aa- | aaag e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
X: 2
T: Dolina MacKay
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: AaaA g2Aa | Aaag e2dg | Ggge g2 de | gedB e2dB |
AaaA g2Aa | Aaag e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
X: 3
T: Dolina MacKay
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A2A2 GAAB | BABd e2de | aeea e2dB | A2Ae dBGB |
A2A2 GAAB | BABd e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
|: aeea e2de | aged e2de | gddg d2gd | e^fge fedB |
aeea e2de | aged e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
|: ABBd e2de | aged e2dB | GBBd e2de | gedB e2dB |
ABBd e2de | aged e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
|: AaaA ggAa | zAag e2dg | Ggge g2 de | gedB e2dB |
AaaA ggAa | zAag e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|
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Nineteen comments

Dolina MacKay

This is a fantastic reel with a great syncopated bit in it. It features in Blazin’ Fiddles ‘Fire On’ CD, followed by The Little Cascade and The Banshee.

Notes

The bg at the last bars should be BG. They are an octave to high.

Corrections

You are right re the BGs at the end of each part - very new to ABC, so got it a bit wrong! To complete the corrections (now that I’ve seen it in notation), the 4th and 7th notes in the fourth bar of the third part should be Bs rather than fs and the 7th note of the seventh bar of the third part should be B not b. Sorry! Promise to do better next time! I have asked Jeremy whether he can correct the notation.

More mistakes

Any Fs should be sharp - it’s a pipe tune.

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Thanks! Great site.

This is a highland pipe reel in A myx by James Scott . Appears in John MacFadyen’s book "Bagpipe Music " published in 1966

Dolina MacKay

Guys loads of good comments here on a great tune. The comments about the endings are valid but don’t beat anybody up about it. Played this in Shotts Pipe Band in my first year there many years ago and if any tune suited Tom McAllister’s sound and his view of how music should be played then this is it.

Just enjoy it. Its the Dog’s whatsits !

Dolina MacKay

Should be listed in A dorian, definitely not Amin. As Kenny says all the Fs are sharp, the reason it’s not mix is because there are no Cs in the tune - that’s how most minor tunes are played on GHB. For true A minor the Cs and Fs are left out or played as a passing note. For dorian leave out the Cs. Modern chanters can play the c and f naturals but not for this tune.

Obviously everything is a semitone up for actual GHBs

Fwiw …

Learned the 4th part as follows:

|: AaaA g2Aa | Aaag e2dg | Ggge g2 de | gedB e2dB |
AaaA g2Aa | Aaag e2de | aeea e2dB | A2BG A4 :|

Written by Dr John MacInnes?

This tune appears (p.45) in Cruinn Comhla (The Well travelled Fiddler’s Collection) published 1995 by Taigh na Teud where the composer is credited as Dr.John MacInnes (and tune included by permissin of James S. Kerr, Music Publishers, Glasgow)

The tune is credited, by John MacFadyen, as being composed by John Scott of South Uist, who was a regular at The Scottish Pipers Association meetings in Glasgow. Dolina (Dolly) MacKay was the mother of Evan MacKay (who was Pipe Major of the Association in 1960) and she was active in the administration of the Association for several years.

Christine Martin has been known to make mistakes from time to time!

Cruinn Comhla

Yes, she has. I daresay anyone who is human has.

Awesome choooooooooooon!

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