Sweet Maid of Mull, Portree Bay

  1. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    I have just put together the above two 6/8 pipe marches and played them on my octave with octave and guitar backing.
    I am working on the abc notation at present should anyone wish this.
    Barbara, if you are looking at this, what do you think of my subdued and more co-ordinated (?) dress and background colour scheme? Duvet cover hung over a clothes rail to mask the striped wallpaper!

  2. Tosh Marshall
    Tosh Marshall
    Great stuff John, beautifully played.
  3. Blue Ghost
    Blue Ghost
    Great tunes, John, and nicely played!! Can't wait for the ABC.
  4. Jim Baker
    Jim Baker
    Ecellent John. ABC will be much appreciated.
  5. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Brilliant stuff John, really enjoyed that!
  6. Eric Root
    Eric Root
    Yes, ABC, please! I love pipe marches.
  7. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Here, I hope, is the abc for Portree Bay, written as played with no repeat bars, etc - I am just in the throes of learning abc and it seems a great system indeed. Will toil now on Sweet Maid of Mull (well the tune anyway!) and post it when I have it done.

    (Have edited this as I had all the high C notes in as capital C rather than c. Apologies if you copied it right away - the version here is, I think, correct now).

    X:1
    T:Portree Bay
    C:J MacKenzie
    R:March
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    K:A
    e|A>cee2c|f>eaf>ec|A>cee2f|e>cAB2c|
    A>cee2c|f>eaf>ec|A>BcB<fB|c>BAA2|e|
    A>cee2c|f>eaf>ec|A>cee2f|e>cAB2c|
    A>cee2c|f>eaf>ec|A>BcB<fB|c>BAA2|
    g|a>Aaa2e|f>eaf>ec|a>Aaa>gf|e>cAB2c|
    a>Aaa2e|f>eaf>ec|A>BcB<fB|c>BAA2|
    g|a>Aaa2e|f>eaf>ec|a>Aaa>gf|e>cAB2c|
    a>Aaa2e|f>eaf>ec|A>BcB<fB|c>BAA2|
    e|A>ceA>ce|e>cAB2c|A>ceA>ce|f>eaf>ec|
    A>ceA>ce|e>cAB2c|A>BcB<fB|c>BAA2|
    e|A>ceA>ce|e>cAB2c|A>ceA>ce|f>eaf>ec|
    A>ceA>ce|e>cAB2c|A>BcB<fB|c>BAA2|
    g|a>Aaa>fe|f<aef>ec|a>Aaa>gf|e>cAB2c|
    a>Aaa>fe|f<aef>ec|A>BcB<fB|c>BaA2|
    g|a>Aaa>fe|f<aef>ec|a>Aaa>gf|e>cAB2c|
    a>Aaa>fe|f<aef>ec|A>BcB<fB|c>BaA2|
  8. Doghearty
    Doghearty
    There is bagpipe notation for Sweet Maid of Mull at

    http://www.scottleslie.net/highlands/art/maidmull.gif

    Not sure what key that is (C?) --no sharps, no flats.
  9. Jim Baker
    Jim Baker
    There is an abc file for Sweet Maid of Mull at Nigel's site in A.

    Ok heck I'm sure Nigel wouldn't mind. Here it is.

    X:167
    T:Sweet Maid of Mull, The
    C:A C Beaton
    S:Loose sheet from Ayr & Prestwick Strathspey & Reel Society
    Z:Nigel Gatherer
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    K:A
    e|A>Bc e2 a|a>gf e3|f<af f>ec|c>BA B2 e|A>Bc e2 a|a>gf e2 a|
    A>ce f>ec|B3 A2:|g|a>ea a2 e|f<af e2 a|A>cf e>cA|c<ec B2 g|
    a>ea a2 e|f<af e2 a|A>ce f>ec|B3 A2 g|a>ea a2 e|f<af e2 a|
    A>cf e>cA|c<ec B2 e|A>Bc e2 a|a>gf e2 a|A>ce f>ec|B3 A2|]
    e|A>Bc c<eA|d>ef e2 a|e>fe c>BA|c<ec B2 e|A>Bc c<eA|d>ef e2 a|
    A>ce f>ec|B3 A2:|g|a>ea a>gf|f<af e2 a|A>cf e>cA|c<ec B2 g|
    a>ea a>gf|f<af e2 a|A>ce f>ec|B3 A2 g|a>ea a>gf|f<af e2 a|
    A>cf e>cA|c<ec B2 e|A.Bc e2 a|a>gf e2 a|A>ce f>ec|B3 A2|]
  10. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Re your point about the key signature in the pipe music, Doghearty, the key is A major (final note of tune is A) - pipe music does not put in any key signature - the keys are either A or D and in fact the highland bagpipe is a transposing instrument and puts the tunes up a half tone to Bb or Eb, hence the problems guitarists and other strings have when trying to play along with the Great Highland Bagpipe. Small pipes and others play in A, as far as I am aware, and my two daughters have midi pipes as well as conventional ones, and they are tuneable.
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