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.
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
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).
T: Alick C McGregor
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?