Alasdair Fraser’s Welcome To Cape Breton reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Alasdair Fraser's Welcome To Cape Breton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: f | eA c2 BAAc | f2 af feef | ed c2 B2 cd | e2 dB cAA :|
|: B | A2 a2 ag a2 | ef g2 feef | ed c2 B2 cd | e2 dB cAA :|
|: f | eA c2 c2 Bc | eA c2 eddf | eA c2 c2 Bc | ed B2 cAA :|
|: B | a2 a2 gf f2 | gf g2 feeg | fe d2 c2 Bc | e2 dB cAA :|
X: 2
T: Alasdair Fraser's Welcome To Cape Breton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: f | eA c2 BAAc | f2 af feef | ed c2 B2 cd | e2 dB cAA :|
|: B | A2 a2 ag a2 | ef g2 feeg | fe d2 c2 Bc | e2 dB cAA :|
|: f | eA c2 c2 Bc | eA c2 eddf | eA c2 c2 Bc | ed B2 cAA :|
|: B | a2 a2 gf g2 | a/g/f g2 feeg | fe d2 c2 Bc | e2 dB cAA :|

Four comments

Alasdair Fraser’s Welcome To Cape Breton

This is a cracking reel by Dr Angus MacDonald of Glenuig. Dr Angus and his brothers Allan and Iain have got a great knack of writing great tunes that sound like they’ve been about for years.

A couple turns

Bar 3 of the 2nd part can be g|fed2 c2Bc| per the composer on A’ Sireadh Spors.

Bar 1 of the 4th part ends on a g2 instead of f2, also per the composer. Bar 2 often gets a triplet on the first beat, a/g/f instead of just gf per the composer and also heard on "First Harvest" by Iains MacDonald & MacFarlane as well as on Daimh’s ‘Pirates of Puirt."

Alasdair Fraser’s Welcome To Cape Breton

With malcombpipers differences…..

X: 1
T: Alasdair Fraser’s Welcome To Cape Breton
C: Dr Angus MacDonald
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
|: f | eA c2 BAAc | f2 af feef | ed c2 B2 cd | e2 dB cAA :|
|: B | A2 a2 ag a2 | ef g2 feeg | fe d2 c2 Bc | e2 dB cAA :|
|: f | eA c2 c2 Bc | eA c2 eddf | eA c2 c2 Bc | ed B2 cAA :|
|: B | a2 a2 gf g2 | a/g/f g2 feeg | fe d2 c2 Bc | e2 dB cAA :|

That’s when the pipes really talk! Peurt-a-babble all the way!