Doctor Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering jig

Also known as Doctor Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering March, Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyleshire Gathering, Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering.

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Doctor Ross's 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Doctor Ross's 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: e |A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
g |a>Aa A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 g |
a>Aa A>ce | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a>Aa A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B/c/dg B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dG | A3 A2 |]
|: E |A>BA c2 d | e<ae c2 A | e>AB c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A>BA c2 d | e<ae c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
g |a>AA e>AA | e>ca c>AA | c<ea e>cA | B/c/dg B2 g |
a2 A e2 A | e<ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A3 |
a>AA e>AA | e>ca c>AA | c<ea e>AA | B<dg B2 =c |
A>Bc BB/c/d | c<ea c2 A | c2 e e>dG | A3 A2 |]
X: 2
T: Doctor Ross's 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: e |A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |a2 a A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: e |A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | e2 A c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dg B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c<ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
X: 3
T: Doctor Ross's 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e3- e2 A |:A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB |[1 A3 A2 e :|[2 A3 A2 ||
g |a2 A A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 g |
a2 A A>ce | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a2 A A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c<ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 ||
|: e |A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | e2 A c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
g |a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dc B2 g |
a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c<ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3- A2 |]
X: 4
T: Doctor Ross's 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: e |A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |a>ga A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 G |
[1 a>ga A>ce | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
[2 A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 ||
|: e |A>GA c2 d | e>fe c2 A | e>GA c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A>GA c2 d | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
g |a>GA e>GA | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dg B2 G |
a>GA e>GA | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a>GA e>GA | e>ca c2 A | c<ea A>ce | B<dg B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c>ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 |]

Ten comments

“Doctor Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering” ~ as a reel

Key signature: A Mixolydian
Submitted on November 3rd 2008 by pipingtool.
https://thesession.org/tunes/9053
https://thesession.org/tunes/9053/comment

I’d been playing through a lot of marches up to ‘Rememberance Sunday’, then the above contribution introduced me to one I didn’t know, this one, and I chased up some listening, all pipe bands, and enjoyed following them and giving this a go. I’ll add a couple of other transcripts for comparison, to counteract any of the few slides I made in other direcitons… On Scottish marches my main influence is Cape Breton Island and the Maritimes.

“Doctor Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering”

X: 2
T: Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering
C: Pipe Major Donald MacLeod
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Amix
|: e |\
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |\
a2 a A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: e |\
A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | e2 A c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |\
a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dg B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c<ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|

# Posted on November 9th 2008 by MattO’K
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Los Gatos - Monte Sereno Police Pipes and Drums

http://www.losgatospipesanddrums.org/music.htm
http://www.losgatospipesanddrums.org/pdf/drrossrev.pdf

X: 3
T: Dr.Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering
C: Pipe Major Donald MacLeod
S: Los Gatos - Monte Sereno Police Pipes and Drums
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Amix
e3- e2 A |:\
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB |[1 A3 A2 e :|[2 A3 A2 g ||
a2 A A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 g |
a2 A A>ce | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a2 A A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 G
A>Bc B>cd | c<ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 e ||
|: A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | e2 A c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A2 A c2 d | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB |[1 A3 A2 e :|[2 A3 A2 g ||
a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dc B2 g |
a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a2 A e2 A | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c<ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3- A2 |]

“Doctor Ross’s 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering” ~ in print

"The Fiddle Music of the Scottish Highlands: Ceol na Fidhle
Volumes Three and Four"
Compiled and arranged by Christine Martin
Taigh na Teud / Harpstring House2002
ISBN: 1-871931-088

Page 58: "Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering"

Also ~ "Ceol na Fidhle, Volume 4", 1991; page 14

Remembrance Sunday, November 9th, 2008

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html

"Doctor Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering"
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/DO_DOM.htm

Composed by Pipe Major Donald Macleod, born in 1916 at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Hebrides. Macleod learned piping from his father and from a number of tutors, including the famous Pipe Major John MacDonald of Inverness. In 1937 he became a piper for the Seaforth Highlanders and attained the level of Pipe Major in only four years. During World War II Macleod served in France with the 51st Highland Division and was taken prisoner by the Germans at St. Valery. He managed to escape and returned to his unit in time to pipe his battalion across the Rhine during an assault crossing—despite having been forbiden to do so by his commanding officer. After the war Macleod continued to win piping competition after competition, until he retired from the army in 1963. After that he played exhibitions and wrote pipe tutors and his own collection, Ceol Mor.

“Doctor Ross’ 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering” ~ courtesy of a piper

# Posted on November 11th 2008 by malcombpiper
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The following was posted under the reel setting. I’ve copied it here for the sake of this 6/8 march and another take on it… Thanks MP, appreciated…

malcolmbpiper ~ (This?) Ceolachan’s march setting is the closest but is missing some things. On the technical side are the grips and taorluaths played on some of the quarter notes. These movements have a G in them. Also there are variations to the 2nd and 4th parts. Here is a more faithful setting that is friendly to other instruments. To be even more faithful one could play the terminating A2 of each part as A/A/A…

X: 4
T: Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering
C: Donald MacLeod
S: Donald MacLeod, Book 2
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Amix
|: e |\
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>cA | B<dc B2 G |
A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |\
a>ga A>ce | e>ca c2 A | a>ed c<Ac | B<dc B2 G |
[1 a>ga A>ce | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
[2 A>ce c<Ac | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 ||
|: e |\
A>GA c2 d | e>fe c2 A | e>GA c2 e | B<dc B2 G |
A>GA c2 d | e>fe c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 :|
g |\
a>GA e>GA | e>ca c2 A | c<ea e>cA | B<dg B2 G |
a>GA e>GA | e>ca c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 g |
a>GA e>GA | e>ca c2 A | c<ea A>ce | B<dg B2 G |
A>Bc B>cd | c>ea c2 A | c<ee e>dB | A3 A2 |]

# Posted on November 11th 2008 by malcombpiper
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“grips and taorluaths played on some of the quarter notes”

http://www.geocities.com/leonthecrazypiper/tgt

http://www.hpb.dk/artikler/gb/Bram_van_Melle-Bagpipe_Fingerings.pdf

grip: c{G/d/G/}c Taorluath: c{G/d/G/e/}c

Paraphrasing ~
http://www.bobdunsire.com/ ~ forum:
http://www.bobdunsire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=404247&page=1

The ‘grip’ separates 2 identical notes, for example, as given above above, c2 = c*c = c{G/d/G/}c, etc.

A ‘grip’ can also be executed moving between different pitches, for example from A to c or B to c…

The ‘taorluath’ is a version of a ‘grip’ form with addition of a gracenoted note preceeding the Taorluath (except high a, of course) and an e gracenote on the final note.

Please ~ malcolmbpiper, or any piper, make any corrections or clarifications necessary…

Dr.Ross

Thanks for posting a nice clean version of this ceolachan.
I think you’ve got the grip described pretty well.The gracenote on the note preceding a taorluath is more a stylistic choice than a necessity and the e gracenote following the grip completes the taorluath and the movement is played as a smooth,rippling,whole."Darid" is the canntaireachd for the movement.Accent on second syllable,scottich "r".