Renfrewshire Militia (The)

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X:1 % T:Renfrewshire Miltia, The C:Pipe Major James MacKay M:C L:1/8 R:Quickstep B:David Glen, Book 12 (c. 1898, No. 30, p. 14) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix a/>f/|e/>A/c/>A/ BA/G/ A/>A/A/B/ gf/g/|a/>e/f/>d/ g/>e/d/>B/ G/<G/B/>A/ Ga/>f/| e/>A/c/>A/ BA/G/ A/>A/A/B/ gf/g/|a/>e/f/>d/ e/>d/B/<d/ eA/>A/ A:| |:e|A/<A/a ag/f/ g/ee/f/d/ gf/g/|a/>e/f/>d/ g/>e/d/>B/ G/<G/B/>A/ G| |1 e| A/<A/a ag/f/ g/>e/f/>d/ gf/g/|a/>e/f/>d/ e/>d/B/<d/ eA/>A/ A:| |2 a/>f/|e/>A/c/>A/ BA/G/ A/>A/A/B/ gf/g/|a/>e/f/>d/ e/>d/B/>d/ eA/A/ A|| |:a/>f/|e/<A/B/<A/ A/<A/B/<A/ B/<d/e/<A/ B/<A/g|d/>G/B/<G/ G/<G/B/G/ d/>G/B/e/ d/>G/B/G/| e/<A/B/<A/ A/<A/B/<A/ B/<d/e/<A/ B/<A/g|a/>e/f/>d/ e/>d/B/<d/ eA/>A/ A:|]

RENFREWSHIRE MILITIA, THE. Scottish, Pipe March (2/4 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC. A pipe march by Pipe Major John MacKay. Renfrew has been absorbed into greater Glasgow. It was an ancient Celtic site upon which David I built a castle in 1130’s. See also the related title (but different tune) “March of the Renfrew Shire Militia.” The Renfrewshire Militia dates to 1793 when they were embodied as the Royal Renfrew Militia. Later the unit saw action in the Boer War, and were a reserve battalion in the First World War.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Ross (Pipe Major W. Ross's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, vol. 5), 1950. David Glen (), No. 30, p. 14.

Recorded sources: - Columbia Co 37010-F (78 RPM), Angus MacMillan Fraser (1928). Greentrax CDTRAX 9009, Hugh Inkster (Orkney, Scotland)- “Scottish Tradition 9: The Fiddler and his Art” (1993).

See also listing at:
Hear the march being 'diddled' (voice) by John Stewart and Belle Stewart at Tobar an dualchais [1] [2] [3] [4]
Hear the march played on accordion by Jim McHardy at Rare Tunes [5]

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