The Braes Of Castle Grant march

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn (a few times), Coire An Lochan (a few times) and The Drummer (a few times).

The Braes Of Castle Grant has been added to 1 tune set.

The Braes Of Castle Grant has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Braes Of Castle Grant
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e/>d/ | cB/<A/ e/>A/c/<e/ | a/>A/a/>g/ f/>e/f/<a/ | c/>B/c/<f/ e/>A/c/<a/ | B/>A/B/<c/ Be/>d/ |
cB/<A/ e/>A/c/<e/ | a/>A/a/>g/ f/>e/f/<a/ | A/>B/c/<a/ c/<e/B/>c/ | AA/<A/ A :|
c/<e/ | aa/>e/ f/>e/c/<e/ | d/<f/f/<a/ e/>A/c/<a/ | A/>a/g/<a/ e/>A/c/<a/ | B/>A/B/<c/ Bc/<e/ |
aa/>e/ f/>e/c/<e/ | d/<f/f/<a/ e/>A/c/<a/ | A/>B/c/<a/ c/<e/B/>c/ | AA/<A/ Ac/<e/ |
aa/>e/ f/>e/c/<e/ | d/<f/f/<a/ e/>A/c/<a/ | A/>a/g/<a/ e/>A/c/<a/ | B/>A/B/<c/ B/<a/e/>d/ |
cB/<A/ e/>A/c/<e/ | a/>A/a/>g/ f/>e/f/<a/ | A/>B/c/<a/ c/<e/B/>c/ | AA/<A/ A |
|: e/>d/ | c/>d/c/<B/ A/>B/c/<e/ | f/>g/a/>g/ f/>e/f/<a/ | c/>d/c/>B/ A/>e/c/<A/ | B/>A/B/<c/ Be/>d/ |
c/>d/c/<B/ A/>B/c/<e/ | f/>g/a/>g/ f/>e/f/<a/ | A/>B/c/<a/ c/<e/B/>c/ | AA/<A/ A :|
c/<e/ | aa/>e/ f/>e/c/<e/ | f/>e/f/>d/ c/<e/a/>c/ | A/>d/f/>d/ c/>d/e/>c/ | B/>A/B/<c/ Bc/<e/ |
aa/>e/ f/>e/c/<e/ | f/>e/f/>d/ c/<e/a/>c/ | A/>B/c/<a/ c/<e/B/>c/ | AA/<A/ Ac/<e/ |
aa/>e/ f/>e/c/<e/ | f/>e/f/>d/ c/<e/a/>c/ | A/>d/f/>d/ c/>d/e/>c/ | B/>A/B/<c/ B/<a/e/>d/ |
c/>d/c/<B/ A/>B/c/<e/ | f/>g/a/>g/ f/>e/f/<a/ | A/>B/c/<a/ c/<e/B/>c/ | AA/<A/ A2 ||

Five comments

The Braes of Castle Grant

A Scottish 2/4 march composed by Duncan MacDonald and P/M GS MacLennan. I believe that MacLennan wrote the 2nd and 3rd parts.

I was initially surprised that this was not already on here as it is a lovely tune but then it came to putting it into ABCs - a headache to say the least, particularly given the default note length on this site of 1/8. It is really a shame that I apparently have nothing better to do on a Saturday night, and Halloween to boot!!

It is a lovely tune though and the 4th part would have to be my favourite.

Being a pipe tune you could play it with G naturals but most people would play it with the G#s as it sounds so much better. Speaking to a couple of fiddler friends of mine a few years ago one said that this was one of the few pipe tunes that he would play G#s on.

Why the hell is this classed as a polka?

it is classed as a polka because there is no option to choose ‘march’ as a tune type when submitting a tune.

since polkas and marches share the same time signature of 2/4, i would say that submitting this tune as a polka was the right thing to do.

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