The Marquis Of Tullibardine’s slip jig

Also known as Marquis Of Tullibardine’s Jig, The Marquis Of Tullibardine’s Jig.

The Marquis Of Tullibardine's has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Marquis Of Tullibardine's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
D|G2 G (B/c/d)G dBG|F2 F (A/B/c)F cAF|G2 G (B/c/d)B dBG|FDF (D/C/A,)A, G,2 D|
G2 G (B/c/d)B dBG|F2 F (A/B/c)F cAF|G2 G (B/c/d)B dBG|FDF (D/C/B,)A, G,2 d||
g2 d (g/a/b)a gdg|f2 c (f/g/a)g fcf|gdg (g/a/b)a gdg|fdf (c/A/F)G G2 d|
gdg (g/a/b)g gdg|fcf (f/g/a)g fcf|(g/a/b)a gdg fcf|(f/g/a)d cAF G2||

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The Marquis of Tullibardine’s Jig by Niel Gow

This tune, by one of the greatest composers of Scottish fiddle is actually in the hexatonic mode, but minor works well enough. There really isn’t a category of “slip jigs” in the Scottish repertoire. As with most Scottish tunes, it should be played slower than an Irish slip jig. Really dig in on the G string here. This is a powerfully gutsy tune. I hope you enjoy it.

If you are playing from the sheet music…

the d in the second measure was changed in the ABC notation to a c (that is, the second measure is just like the sixth).

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Crediting probably sources ~

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz

MARQUIS OF TULLIBARDINE [2]. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (9/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning. AB. The tune, composed by Inver fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807), is in the hexatonic mode. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 349. Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); pg. 15. Jones [Ed.] (Complete Tutor Violin), c. 1815; pg. 12.

T:Marquis of Tullibardine’s Jig.
R:slip jig
B: Complete Tutor Violin (c. 1815)
Z: Dr. Evan Jones, 2005

The ABC transcription given here by gardnerfiddle is identical on all points to that given on ‘The Fiddler’s Companion’ site…

Grrr! ~ ‘probable source’, not ‘probably sources’ 😏

~ with some corrections…

“The Marquis of Tullibardine’s Jig” ~ changing keys

X: 2
T: Marquis of Tullibardine’s Jig, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig, country dance
K: Bmin
|: F |\
B2 B d/e/fB fdB | A2 A c/d/eA ecA |
B2 B d/e/fB fdB | AEA f/e/cA B2 :|
|: f |\
b2 f B/c/dc Bfb | a2 e A/B/cB Aea |
[1 b2 f B/c/dc Bfb | afa f/e/cA B2 :|
[2 B/c/dc Bfb aea | A/B/cf ecA B2 |]

“The Marquis of Tullibardine’s Jig” ~ basic

X: 3
T: Marquis of Tullibardine’s Jig, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig, country dance
K: Gmin
|: D |\
G2 G BdG dBG | F2 F AdF cAF |
G2 G BdB dBG | FDF DCA, G,2 :|
|: d |\
g2 d gba gdg | f2 c fag fcf |
[1 gdg gba gdg | fdf cAF G2 :|
[2 gba gdg fcf | fad cAF G2 |]

Re: The Marquis Of Tullibardine’s

You’ll find a good version track 9 of “Even Now - The Music of Niel Gow” by Pete Clark.

Pete is probably the finest living player of Gow tunes, and there’s a statue being erected in Dunkeld later in 2020 to celebrate Gow and his life and music