Alick C McGregor reel

Also known as Alec C. MacGregor, Alex C MacGregor, Alex C. Macgregor, Alick C MacGregor, Alick C. McGregor, West Mabou Hall.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Alick C McGregor has been added to 2 tune sets.

Alick C McGregor has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Alick C McGregor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:a|ecBc AAAa|ecBA ccca|ecBc AAAf|ecac BBBa|
ecBc AAAa|ecBA cccf|efae faef|ceBc AAA:|
|:a|f2 ef ecae|f2 ef ccca|f2 ef ecae|f2 ec BBBa|
f2 ef ecae|f2 ef cccf|efae faef|ceBc AAA:|
|:a|AAAc AAAc|AcBd ceca|AAAc AAAf|ecac BBBa|
AAAc AAAc|AcBd ceca|faef efce|ceBc AAA:|
|:a|ecce fddf|ecae ccca|ecce fddf|ecac BBBa|
ecce fddf|ecae cccf|efae faef|ceBc AAA:|
X: 2
T: Alick C McGregor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|AFEF DDDd|AFED FFFd|AFEF DDDB|AFdF EEEd|
AFEF DDDd|AFED FFFB|ABdA BdAB|FAEF DDD||
d|B2 AB AFdA|B2 AB FFFd|B2 AB AFdA|B2 AF EEEd|
B2 AB AFdA|B2 AB FFFB|ABdA BdAB|FAEF DDD||
d|DDDF DDDF|DFEG FAFd|DDDF DDDB|AFdF EEEd|
DDDF DDDF|DFEG FAFd|BdAB ABFA|FAEF DDD||
d|AFFA BGGB|AFdA FFFd|AFFA BGGB|AFdF EEEd|
AFFA BGGB|AFdA FFFB|ABdA BdAB|FAEF DDD||
X: 3
T: Alick C McGregor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|dBAB GGGg|dBAG BBBg|dBAB GGGe|dBgB AAAg|
dBAB GGGg|dBAG BBBe|degd egde|BdAB GGG||
g|e2 de dBgd|e2 de BBBg|e2 de dBgd|e2 dB AAAg|
e2 de dBgd|e2 de BBBe|degd egde|BdAB GGG||
g|GGGB GGGB|GBAc BdBg|GGGB GGGe|dBgB AAAg|
GGGB GGGB|GBAc BdBg|egde deBd|BdAB GGG||
g|dBBd ecce|dBgd BBBg|dBBd ecce|dBgB AAAg|
dBBd ecce|dBgd BBBe|degd egde|BdAB GGG||
X: 4
T: Alick C McGregor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|AFEF D3d|AFED F3d|AFEF D3B|AFdF E3d|
AFEF D3d|AFED F3B|ABdA B<dAB|F<AEF D3||
d|B2 AB AFdA|B2 AB F3d|B2 AB AFdA|B2 AF E3d|
B2 AB AFdA|B2 AB F3B|ABdA B<dAB|F<AEF D3||
d|D3F D3F|DFEG FAFd|D3F D3B|AFdF E3d|
D3F D3F|DFEG FAFd|BdAB ABFA|F<AEF D3||
d|AFFA BGGB|AFdA F3d|AFFA BGGB|AFdF E3d|
AFFA BGGB|AFdA F3B|ABdA B<dAB|F<AEF D3||
# Added by JACKB .

Ten comments

Alick C. McGregor

One of George S. MacLennan’s most popular compositions. I couldn’t find a user-friendly version which also kept to the original notes, hence this.

The original does NOT have repeats but is often played with repeats in sessions. It’s a tune where there is a lot of room for ad-libbing, but I always find it useful to have the basics before departing from them.

A. C. MacGregor

Thanks for posting this great Scottish pipe tune. But it’s actually in Amix, not Amaj.

Not this one Slainte - no "G" notes at all.

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above reference: from 1’37" (first tune John Morrison of Assynt House)

..and at a very enjoyable steady laid back 106 beats/min (c. 424 quavers per min).

Same tune in D (the fingering for the flute or the uilleann pipe is here equivalent to that of the Scottish pipes)

T: Alick C McGregor
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:D Maj
d|AFEF DDDd|AFED FFFd|AFEF DDDB|AFdF EEEd|
AFEF DDDd|AFED FFFB|ABdA BdAB|FAEF DDD||
d|B2 AB AFdA|B2 AB FFFd|B2 AB AFdA|B2 AF EEEd|
B2 AB AFdA|B2 AB FFFB|ABdA BdAB|FAEF DDD||
d|DDDF DDDF|DFEG FAFd|DDDF DDDB|AFdF EEEd|
DDDF DDDF|DFEG FAFd|BdAB ABFA|FAEF DDD||
d|AFFA BGGB|AFdA FFFd|AFFA BGGB|AFdF EEEd|
AFFA BGGB|AFdA FFFB|ABdA BdAB|FAEF DDD||

I took away the repeat signs to match the video version (Note that the second time around, Angus goes into some variations)

And here it is in G.
(In this setting, the last part is a bit trickier than in the D version with its cuts on C naturals, but still easier than the A version with rolls on C’s).

X: 1
T: Alick C McGregor
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:G Maj
g|dBAB GGGg|dBAG BBBg|dBAB GGGe|dBgB AAAg|
dBAB GGGg|dBAG BBBe|degd egde|BdAB GGG||
g|e2 de dBgd|e2 de BBBg|e2 de dBgd|e2 dB AAAg|
e2 de dBgd|e2 de BBBe|degd egde|BdAB GGG||
g|GGGB GGGB|GBAc BdBg|GGGB GGGe|dBgB AAAg|
GGGB GGGB|GBAc BdBg|egde deBd|BdAB GGG||
g|dBBd ecce|dBgd BBBg|dBBd ecce|dBgB AAAg|
dBBd ecce|dBgd BBBe|degd egde|BdAB GGG||

Walk in Allan MacDonald’s step: Try it on the trump.
It’s a judicious choice for this instrument;
The 7th can be hard to ‘select’ on the trump but this tune is mostly in the Pentatonic 4th- & 7th-less Major mode and though the 4th (d) makes an apparition in the last two parts, it can be satisfyingly replaced by A’s to avoid the sharp jaws harp tone…

the 3rd part’s last 2 bars contain a nice, rare descending run.

Re: Alick C McGregor

Does someone know who this Alick C. McGregor was? Was he a Piper or Pipe Major?
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