Muileann Dubh

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 Theme code Index    557b6 4547bL
 Also known as    Black Laddie (The), Black Mill (The), Black Snuff Mill (The), Dark Mill (The), Devil's Mills (The), Mullin Dhu (The), Oyster Wife's Rant, Oyster Girl (4), Oyster Wives Rant (The), Oyster Wives' Reel, Snuff in the Black Mill
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland, Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, Pipe, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double), Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    2/2
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AB, AABB
 Editor/Compiler    James Aird
 Book/Manuscript title    Aird's 6th and Last Volume of Scotch English Irish and Foreign Airs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 3, p. 3
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1803
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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Muileann Dubh

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X:0 T:Mullindough, or the Black Laddie M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel or Strathspey B:Aird - Aird's 6th and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (c. 1803, No. 3, p. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ador V:1 clef=treble name="1." [V:1] g|Tedef g2 (f>e)|dG (e/d/c/B/) dGGg|{f}edef g2 f>e|dBgB [A2e2] [Ae]g| Te>def Tg2 f>e|d>gB>g d>gB>g|Te>def gbeg|d<Bg>B A2A|| g|Te>Ae>d eAAB|dG (e/d/c/B/) dGGg|e>Ae>d eAAB|d>Bg>B A2 Ag| e>Ae>d eAAB|dGdB dGGg|e>Ae>f g<be>g|d<gB>g A2A||

X:1 T:Snuff in the Black Mill M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Christie music manuscript collection (Northeast Scotland, 1730-1760) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G V:1 clef=treble name="2." [V:1] g|edef gage|dGBG (B/c/d)BG|edef gage|dBgB A2A:| |:g|e(AA)B e(AA)B|dGBG BdBG|e(AA)B e(AA)B|dBgB A2A:|]

X:2 T:Black Laddie, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (1840, p. 59) N:Rook was a multi-instrumentalist from Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin V:1 clef=treble name="3." [V:1] f|edef g2 fe|dG e/d/c/B/ dGGg|{f}edef g2 fe|dBgB A2A2| edef g2 fe|dgBg dgBg|edef gbeg|dBgB A2 A2:| |:g|eAed eAAB|dG e/d/c/B/ dGGg|eAed eAAB|dBgB A2 Ag| eAed eAAB|dGdB dGGg|eAef gbeg|dgBg A2A2:|]

X:3 T:Mullin Dhu, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:”Very Old” B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A V:1 clef=treble name="4." [V:1] =g|{f}edef {ef}=g2 (fe)|d=GdB dGGg|edef {ef}=g2 (fe)|dB=gB A2A:| a|eAed eAAB|d=GdB dGGg|eAed eAAB|d=GdB {B}A2 Aa| eAed eAAB|d=GdB dGGg|{f}edef =gbeg|dB=gB {B}A2A||

X:4 T:Muilen Dubh, Am T:Black Mill, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix V:1 clef=treble name="5." [V:1] a|e>def g2 fg|BGdG BGdBe>def g2 ea|BGdB AAA:| a|cAec eAAe|BGdB dGGB|AAec eAAe|BGdB AAAa| cAec eAAe|BGdB dGGB|eA c2 eAAe|BGdB AAA||

X:5 T:Black Mill, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Ross - Ross's Collection of Pipe Music (1869, No. 166, p. 116). Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix V:1 clef=treble name="6." [V:1] a|edef g2 fe|BGdG Bcda|e>def g2 ea|BGdB AAAa| cdef g2 fe|dgBg dgBa|e>def g2 ea|BGdB AAA|| a|eAed eAAg|BGdB dBGa|eAed eAAg|BGdB AAAa| eAed eAAg|BGdB dBGa|edef gaeg|dgBg AAA||

X:6 T:Muileann Dubh M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (Minor?) V:1 clef=treble name="7." [V:1] a|ede^f g2fe|dGdB dGdg|ede^f g2 fe|dBdB A2 A>a| ede^f g2fe|dGdB dBdg|ede^f gage|dBgB A2A|| a|eAed eAAB|dGdB dGGg|eAed eAAB|dGdB A2 A>a| eAed eAAB|dGdB dGGg|ede^f gbge|dgBg A2A||

X:7 T:Mullindhu D:Jock Tamson's Bairns Z:Nigel Gatherer M:4/4 L:1/8 K:C V:1 clef=treble name="8." [V:1] A>G AB C2 BA|GC C/B,/C GC C/B,/C|A>G AB C2 BA|GC C/B,/C D3 z:|] ADAD AD D/C/D|GCGC GC C/B,/C|A>G AB C2 BA|GC C/B,/C D3 z:|]