Cluinn thu mi mo Nighlean Donn (An)

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CLUINN THU MI MO NIGHEAN DONN, AN (Will You Listen to Me, My Brown-Haired Maid). Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). C Major (Neil): D Major (Martin). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A song-poem in Gaelic by Domhnall Donn about an older man in love with a younger woman. He wishes to marry her and promises to go to sea no more, but instead stay at home and look after her, pledging a full and happy life together. Martin attributes the tune to Iain McColl.

Source for notated version: Neil MacKinnon (Skye) [Martin].

Printed source: Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 3), 1988; p. 8. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 62. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 150, p. 193.


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