Bonawee Highlanders

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 Theme code Index    1553 1523
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Pipe Major John McColl
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Pipe
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABBCCD
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Scots Guards vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Biography:Ronan Martin
 Title of recording    Ronan Martin
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Wildcat Records WILDCD 101
 Year recorded    2008
 Score   ()   

BONAWE HIGHLANDERS. Scottish, Pipe March (6/8 time). A Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCD. A very popular pipe march often attributed to D. Bowman, but actually composed by Pipe Major John McColl (Nigel Gatherer).

Printed sources: Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 2), 1988; p. 23. Norris (Glendaruel Collection of Bagpipe Music), 1951; p. 18. Queen's Own: Standard Settings of Pipe Music, 1963; p. 70. Scots Guards: Standard Settings of Pipe Music, vol. 1, 1954; p. 90.

Recorded sources: Wildcat Records WILDCD 101, Ronan Martin – "Ronan Martin" (2008).

T:Bonawe Highlanders, The
C:Pipe Major John McColl  [AK: almost always attributed to D. Bowman]
S:My notebooks - forgotten where I got it
Z:Nigel Gatherer
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