Còta Bàn Odhar (An)

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 Theme code Index    1435 6547bL
 Also known as    Dun Petticoat (The)
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 Region    Scotland, Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, Pipe, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Barry W. Shears
 Book/Manuscript title    Gathering of the Clans Collection vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 49
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1986
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CÒTA BÀN ODHAR, AN (The Dun Petticoat). Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune appears in the music manuscript collection of Captain Angus J. MacNeil, Gillis Point, Cape Breton, compiled around the year 1915. According to Shears (1986), MacNeil was an officer-piper with the 94th Regiment, Victoria Battalion, organized for home defense during World War I. His unit had the distinction of being the only British Empire unit with over 80% of its officers and enlisted being Gaelic speakers!

Printed sources: David Glen (The Edinburgh Collection, vol. 5), c. 1910. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 49 (pipe setting).