Donella Beaton jig

By George Johnstone

Also known as Miss Donella Beaton.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Donella Beaton has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Donella Beaton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:e|c2B cAA|BAA GAA|c2B cAA|BAA Bff|
c2B cAA|BAA GAA|c2e f<Bc|BAA A2:|
|:e|cAA AAA|f<Af A<ec|BAA BBB|f<Bf B<fe|
cAA AAA|f<Af A<eB|c2e f<Bc|BAA A2:|
cAA AAA|BAA GAA|c2e f<Bc|BAA A2:|
|:e|cAA aAa|f<Af A<ec|B2A BBB|f<Bf B<fe|
[1cAA aAa|f<Af A<eB|c2e f<Bc|BAA A2:|
[2cAA AAA|BAA GAA|c2e f<Bc|BAA A2||

Five comments

Very popular Scottish pipe jig that’s been requested here a couple of times. Written by George Johnstone.

Thanks for filling my request! 🙂

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You’re welcome. Great tune!

Re: Donella Beaton

I read that George Johnstone, the composer of this tune, was Pipe Major of the 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders after WW2. Does someone know if this is correct?

Re: Donella Beaton

George was born in 1929 and died ten years ago. He and his brother Ronald played in the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band with my dad and uncle and the Steele brothers (all from South Uist) . After being in the army George was a Lighthouse keeper at Rubha Reidh and other places with the Northern Lighthouse Board. I don’t think he was ever P/M with the Queens Own though.