Highland Wedding (1)

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X: 1 T:Highland Wedding [1] T:Wap an' Rowe T:Stumpie O: Trad (1734) R: strathspey Z: John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: G c | "G"B<d g2 g/f/e/d/ g2 | B<d g2 "Am"a<A "D7"A>c | "G"B<d g2 g/f/e/d/ g2 | "G"B<d "D7"A>c "G"B<G G2 :| |: A | "G"B<d d>B "C"c<e e>c | "G"B<d d>G "D7"B<A A>c | "G"B<d d>B "C"c<e e>c | "G"B<g "D7"A>c "G"B<G G2 :|



HIGHLAND WEDDING [1] (A' Bhanais Ghaidhealach). AKA and see "Buttered Peas (1)," "Buttered Pease (1)," "Caithness," "Hit me gently with your tassles," "Jack's be the Daddy On't," "Stumpie/Stumpey," "Wap an' Rowe," "Young Rory." Scottish, March (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFF'. Adapted and arranged as a march by Angus Mackay of Raasay. Mackay's father, John MacKay of Raasay, had been among the last of the pupils at the famous ancient piping college of the MacCrimmons at Boreraig. The younger Mackay wrote, while still in his early twenties, a book called A Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd, or Highland Pipe Music; a piper's bible for many decades after its appearance in 1838. Great Highland bagpiper Hamish Moore believes "Highland Wedding" was derived from the famous strathspey "Stumpie," which originally appeared as "Butter'd Peas." MacKay's adaption was itself probably improved by several hands, including Uilliam Ross, John MacDonald and G.S. MacLennan.

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Printed sources : - MacDonald (Fifth Cowal Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music), 1958. Norris (Glendaruel Collection of Bagpipe Music), 1951; p. 14. Graham & MacRae (The Gordon Highlanders: Pipe Music Collection, vol. 1), 1983; p. 114. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 1), 1991; p. 31.

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