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.