‘Is coma leam fhìn am Ministear’ (What care I for the Minister) is also form the Simon Fraser Collection and is essentially a slip jig version of ‘Teigeis agus Dealg Innte’ (The Haggis). Both originally Gaelic song tunes.
great bounce. it’s in the key of G.
If you take the C sharp out of the key signature
you won’t have to naturalise it every time it appears.
9 bars are clearly in the key of D and 3 aren’t, so D is the correct key. There is a strange leap from C up to B in Bar 8 - should the C be an octave up?
It’s a c
Read the abc’s, rwarford - it just looks like a b the way the sheetmusic has come out. I think the poster has it right.
Thank you ethical blend, sadly I cannot be bothered to learn how to read the abc’s!! But I should have spotted the natural sign, which should have given me a clue.
You’re welcome …
… and no worries. Abc’s are useful though, if you ever feel like giving them a go … easy to learn if you just start using them (as opposed to actually *trying* to learn them), through something like WinNavigator or something …
What key is it?
Well, by my reckoning, it’s by and large ‘D mixolydian’, which is a major mode (i.e. two tones from root to third.) It ain’t G major, despite the shared notes, the key centre is definitely D.
wrong key chaps..
Just as North Side of The Grampians and The Haggis, What Care I for the Minister is in the key of C check the Gesto collection and even older the Simon Fraser of Knockie collection. these ar variations of the same tune just different rhythms.
X: 2 ~ “Coma leam fein am Ministear” / “What care I for the Minister”
B: "The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles",
edited by Captain Simon Fraser, 1815 - 1874,
page 15, tune #42 in the 1874 edition
"Chiefly acquired during the interesting Period from 1716 to 1745, through the Authentic Sources narrated in the Accompanying Prospectus."
While this edition has it in C, with the occasional lowered 7th, there’s no reason it can’t be played in whatever key suits your fancy, or whatever key your instrument of choice dictates to you… 😉
N: Moderate, Jig and Song. (also from the Fraser book.)