Crònan na Linne Mhuilich

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 Theme code Index    5122 111H6
 Also known as    Reel (6), Sound of Mull (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland, Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    James Stewart-Robinson
 Book/Manuscript title    Athole Collection (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 45
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1884
 Artist    Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus
 Title of recording    Return to Kintail
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Culburnie 113
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

CRÒNAN NA LINNE MHUILICH (The Sound of Mull). AKA and see "Reel (6)." Scottish, Reel. A Dorian (Stewart-Robertson): B Minor (Shears). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Barry Shears says a similar sounding reel can be found in the Edinburgh Collection, Part 5 (c. 1910). His Cape Breton setting is from the music manuscript of piper Captain Angus J. MacNeil, of Gillis Point, Cape Breton, who compiled his work around 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! There is also a slow air called "Sound of Mull (2)" (Laoidh Chaluim Chille). The Sound of Mull is a the name of the waterway that separates the Island of Mull from the west Scottish mainland, and is the location of numerous shipwrecks, making it a favorite site for recreational divers in modern times.

The tune can be found as an untitled reel in George Farquhar Graham's Celtic Melodies, Being a Collection of Original Slow Highland Airs, Pipe-Reels, and Cainntearachd, vol. 1 (Edinburgh, c. 1830, No. 13, p. 8).

Printed sources: Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 50 (pipe setting). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 45.

Recorded sources: Culburnie 113, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus - "Return to Kintail." Dorian DOR-90190, Chris Norman, Alasdiar Fraser (et al) - "Beauty of the North." Jackie Dunn - "Dunn to a 'T'." Glen Graham & Amy Graham - "Step Outside."

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

T:Crònan na Linne Mhuilich
T:Sound of Mull
B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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