John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage reel

Also known as John MacColl’s March.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage has been added to 2 tune sets.

John MacColl's March To Kilbowie Cottage has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: John MacColl's March To Kilbowie Cottage
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A>B|: c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | A>B c<f e>c A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c |1 A2 A2 A2 A>B :|2 A2 A2 A2 f>=g ||
a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>=g f>c e>c | a>f e<f ~A2-A>B | c<f e>c B2 f>=g |
a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>=g f>c e>c | f<a c<e e>A B<c | A2 A2 A2 f>=g |
a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>=g f>c e>c | a>f e<f ~A2-A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A2 A2 A2 c>B |
|: A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>e f<a e>f c<e | A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>f e>c B2 c>B |
A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>e f<a e>f c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c |1 A2 A2 A2 c>B :|2 A2 A2 A2 e>d ||
c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>c B<c A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2 e>d|
c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>f c<e e>A B<c | A2 A2 A2 e>d |
c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>c B<c A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A2 A2 A4 |
X: 2
T: John MacColl's March To Kilbowie Cottage
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: A3/2B/ |c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | A>B c<f e>c A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A4 A2 :|
|| g2|a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>g f>A e>c | a>f e<f A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2g2 |
|a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>g f>A e>c | e<a c<e e>A B<c | A4 A2g2 |
|a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>g f>A e>c | a>f e<f A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2A>B |
|c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A4 A2 ||
|: c3/2B/ |A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>e f<a e>f c<e | A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>f e>c B2 c>B |
A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>e f<a e>f c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c |A4 A2 :|
||e3/2d/ |c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>c B<c A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2 e>d
|c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>f c<e e>A B<c | A4 A2 e>d |
|c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>c B<c A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
|c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A4 A2 ||
X: 3
T: John MacColl's March To Kilbowie Cottage
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | ABcf feAB | cfec cBAB|
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | f2 Af ecBc | A4 A2 :|
a3 f ecBc | Aceg fAeA | f<ac<e A2 AB |[1 cfec B2 fg |
a3 f ecBc | Aceg fAeA | f<ac<e eABc | A4 A2:|
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | f2 Af ecBc | A4 A2 ||
A2 Bc A2 ce | aefa efce | A2 Bc A2 ce | f2 ec B2 cB |
A2 Bc A2 ce | aefa efce | f2 cf ecBc | A4 A2 :|
ceBc AceA | ceea fecd | e2 Bc A2 AB |[1 cfec B2 ed |
ceBc AceA | ceea fecd | efcf ecAB | A4 A2 :|
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | f2 Af ecBc | A4 A2 |]

Five comments

This is obviously a march, not a reel.

I transcribed this having heard it on the album The Big Spree, by Breabach. They play it in Bb, but I transposed to A to submit here.

There’s a nice video of some guy playing it on pipes on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOEhW9iKF08

Great pipe tune …

Composed by Pipe Major William Lawrie. I know this tune is in the book "More Music for Highland Bagpipe" by John A. MacLellan. Might be in others.

The key should be corrected to Amix as the G’s are natural.

Made a few corrections from Lawrie’s original:

X: 1
T: John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage
C: Pipe Major William Lawrie
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
|: A3/2B/ |c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | A>B c<f e>c A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A4 A2 :|
|| g2|a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>g f>A e>c | a>f e<f A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2g2 |
|a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>g f>A e>c | e<a c<e e>A B<c | A4 A2g2 |
|a2-a>f e>c B<c | A>c e>g f>A e>c | a>f e<f A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2A>B |
|c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A4 A2 ||
|: c3/2B/ |A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>e f<a e>f c<e | A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>f e>c B2 c>B |
A>c B<c A>f e<f | a>e f<a e>f c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c |A4 A2 :|
||e3/2d/ |c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>c B<c A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2 e>d
|c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>f c<e e>A B<c | A4 A2 e>d |
|c<e B>c A>c e>A | c<e a>e f>e c>d | e>c B<c A2 A>B | c<f e>c B2 A>B |
|c4 c>B A>c | e4 f>e c<e | f>e f>c e>A B<c | A4 A2 ||

Nice addition to the collection! Such a great tune, and I am not one for marches!
Cheers!

“John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage”

Discussion: What’s this?

From an unlabelled live demo recording of Fred Morrison & band. He repeats the first before going on to the second, but they sound so alike.

#1 of 2

X: 2
T: John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage
C: Pipe Major William Lawrie
S: Fred Morrison
Z: Jürgen
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
|: AB |\
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | ABcf feAB | cfec cBAB|
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | f2 Af ecBc | A4 A2 :|
|: fg |\
a3 f ecBc | Aceg fAeA | f<ac<e A2 AB |[1 cfec B2 fg |
a3 f ecBc | Aceg fAeA | f<ac<e eABc | A4 A2:|
[2 cfec B2 AB |\
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | f2 Af ecBc | A4 A2 ||
|: cB |\
A2 Bc A2 ce | aefa efce | A2 Bc A2 ce | f2 ec B2 cB |
A2 Bc A2 ce | aefa efce | f2 cf ecBc | A4 A2 :|
|: ed |\
ceBc AceA | ceea fecd | e2 Bc A2 AB |[1 cfec B2 ed |
ceBc AceA | ceea fecd | efcf ecAB | A4 A2 :|
[2 cfec B2 AB |\
c4 cBAc | e2 Af fece | f2 Af ecBc | A4 A2 |]


# Posted on November 14th 2009 by Jürgen
https://thesession.org/discussions/23111