Ho Mo Chaileagan

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X:1 T:Ho Mo Chaileagan M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 12) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104487947 N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g2d BdB|d2A Bde|g2d BdB|d2B ABe| g2d BdB|d2A Bde|f2d e2B|d2B ABe:| |:f2de2B|d2A Bde|f2d e2B|d2B ABe| f2d e2B|d2A Bde|fga efg|{e}d2B ABe:|



HO MO CHAILEAGAN. AKA - "Hey My Wee Lassies." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Ho Mo Chaileagan" was printed in Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay's A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes, the dating of which has not been determined. Charles Gore gives a date of c. 1802, while John Glen dates it to c. 1822 (which seems likely). J. Murdoch Henderson found a watermark on the volume he examined that pointed to a date of c. 1832. Mackay composed a number of tunes in the collection, and marked others as "Old" or "Very Old", but "Ho Mo Chaileagan" is unattributed and unremarked upon.


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Printed sources : - Charles Gore (A Fiddler's Book Of Scottish Jigs from the 18th & 19th Century), 1997; No. 12. Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), c. 1822; p. 12.

Recorded sources : - Greentrax CDTRAX206, Jock Tamson's Bairns - "May You Never Lack a Scone" (2001). Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald - "Harbor".




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