Arrangements so far!

Captain Lanoe’s/Major Mackie’s:

Hector the Hero harmony and arrangement:

Mairi’s Wedding/Peat Fire Flame arrangment:

Rusty Gully/Pawkie Adam Glen arrangement:

On this Monday (21st) we will look at The Lilting Banshee/May Darling Asleep, Uncle Bernard’s/Grandfather’s, Star Above the Garter and Idbury Hill/Sheriff’s Ride.

Mairi’s Wedding

Here is the tune from Monday 31st, Mairi’s Wedding, aka The Lewis Bridal Song, or Jack Sweeney’s. This Scottish tune was first published in 1909, as is normally described as a Scottish/Scots Measure, this being a tune related to a reel but with more quavers if written in 2/4, or crotchets if written in 4/4. It is a popular tune for Scottish Country Dancing, with the well known words being added in around 1935. We will use this as the opening tune in a set with Peat Fire Flame.

Here are the dots and PDF:

Set list for Gunnersbury

Here is the set list for our gig at Gunnersbury House on December 3rd, from 2 till 3. We will work on arrangements between now and then.

Captain Leno’s/Major Mackie

Peat Fire Flame/Mairi’s Wedding (to be learned on Monday 31st October)

Rusty Gully with Pawkie Adam Glen

Hector the Hero

Star Above the Garter

Lilting Banshee with My Darling Asleep

Idbury Hill with Sheriff’s Ride

Grandfather’s with Uncle Bernard’s

Some carols tbc

Arrangement for Captain Leno’s/Major Mackie

I’ve given you three files here, the first is the complete arrangement of the set in written out instructions. The other two are the compact scores for Captain Leno’s and Major Mackie. I’ve also made a video of the rhythmic variation for the B sections of Major Mackie.