## Seven 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!

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With a wee extract of the tune

### "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

### #2 of 2 ~ "Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban"

### Re: John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage

I’ve also seen this tune played in 2/4 as brilliantly played by Graham Irvine here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=978rgRBlxWo. Does anyone have the setting for this?

### Re: John MacColl’s March To Kilbowie Cottage

Pardon me, correct link was here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=978rgRBlxWo