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This isa 6/8 pipe-march. "Bonnie Dundee"wasthe nicknameof the ScottishJacobiregeneral,

James Grahamof Claverhouse,who waskilled in the Battleof Killiecrankieon

This.anangement is.designedto mimic the sound of the Highland pipes by lt"ui"g the

hand thumb and index finger pinch octavesor fifths in the bassto ir.ut"'the efféctsof ihe

drones while the middle ând ring fingers play an publishedin the August 1998issueo{ AcoustièGuitar.

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This isa beautifulScottishlovesong.

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Traditional Iri Arr. G. Wei:

The nameKatie Dwyerwasusedin eighteenth-centuryIrish poetryasa sobriquetfor Ireland. This is on the Chieftains'seventhalbum, and can alsobe found in The RocheCollection.

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TraditionalScotti Arr. G. Weis

This is a Highland bagpipetune which I have worked "Bonnie

first part-represents a

thumb shifts to a conventional alternating pattern in order to convey the effect of the

tune repeats,the

entranceof the drum

and pipe corpsasthe full band takesup the melody. I usuallyplay this

part fasterthan the firsr. Lord Lovat wasthe Duke of Atholl

uprising-of1745 '1746' After the rebellionwasput to be beheadedasa rrairor on Tower Hill in Lonâon.

out for rhe guitar in rwo variations.The

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This serene,perfectlytitled tune can be found in the Bw.ûngcolbction.

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This can be foundin o'Neill's Mruic of lrelmd".lt was irobubly composedasa greatnineteenth-century IrishstatesmanDanielO'Connell.

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This tender [une is attributed to Carolan, and is thought ,JU",r.

blind harpernamedlv{aireDhall. It is consideredunchàracteristicof Carolan'sstyle.

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carolan wrote tunes for severalmembersof this family. Sii F"r,.,, was the 5th Barone,T Glinsk in County Galway.

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As the title suggests,Carolan liked a good drink as well as the nexr man. This tune was

the nineteenth-centuryby Father Walsh of Smeem,about whom the famoussong

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constantine Maguire was a colonel who is best known for

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This piecerTascomposedfor Colonel John Irwin and was originally played as a slow jig. However,_the piece is also quite effective as a waltz, and seemsto be the q.,int.sseniial farewellwhen thus slowedin tempo. It hasbeenworked our in two differenr octaves,which is a rarity for Celtic guitar arrangements.

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CharlesO'Conor was a harp student of Carolan's. His diaries are an important source of information aboutCarolan'slife.

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Traditional Irisl Arr. G. Weise

This is an E Dorian tune in dropped D tuning. Technically it is a single

characterizedby a four-measurerepeating first part and an eight.measure non-repeating "sleepy

secondpart.DrowsyMaggie'salterego,

reel, which is

Maggie"appearslateron.

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Despite-thesimilarityin titles,this tunedoesnot seemro bea variantof "Drowsy Maggie.

source for this setting is Cole's 1000 FiddleTunes. A somewhatdifferenr version*has been

recordedby Eric Schoenbergon his rounder album, AcousticGuitor.

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This tune can "Molly be found in Cole's 1000FiddleTunesand appearsin The RocheCollectionunder

the name of

one name.BrendanBreathnach,in his book FollcMusicandDancesof lreland,citesan insrance where one tune wasfound to have sixty different titles, and another instancewhen one title wasappliedto six different runes.)

Brauligan."(By the way, it is quite .o**on

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Traditional irist Arr. G. Weise

Also known as "Judv's Reel," this exuberantlrish tune is one mv favorites.

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This is a stirring Irish reel, formerly known as "Listowell." The Irish commonly named or renamed tunes after Bonaparte,who they hoped would liberate Ireland from the cruel oppressionof the English. Unfortunately, the much hoped-for succor from France never arrived.

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Traditional lrish Arr. G.Weiser

This tune, which can Irelardunder the title

found in Cole's |OOOFiddteTvtnes,alsoappearsin O'Neill's Mr'rsicoJ

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"The Merry Blacksmith'"

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This is an Irish

tune that got retitled somewherealong the way and turned from a hor"pip"

into a reelaswell.

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The city of Carrickferguslieson the EastCoastof Ulster in County Antrim not far Belfast.Thissongisfamous,andhasbeenrecordedby Van Morrisonwith theChieftans.

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Neil Gow Arr. G. Weiser

This is a strathspey,which isa typeof slowreelthat becamepopularin Scotlandin rhe 1700's. This tune waswritten by Neil Gow, who wasa court fiddler for the Duke of Atholl, when the British bannedthe distillationof spirits.Incidentally,when the Englishdecidedto stopbeing

killloys

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WelcomeAgain." \Vhen I visitedBlair AtholI in 1997,1sawNeil Gow'sfiddleand alsowasgiven a private viewing of Gow's famousoil portrait.

and let the Scotshave their favorite beverageback, Gow wrote another tune entitled

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TlOe bantvesr

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I learnedthis Irish hornpipefrom Linda Baker,a tradirional musicianin the Albany, NY area.

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This is a famoussongabouta lovestruckyoung man and the object of his yearningUlster. This tune also occurs in common-time versions. Incidentally, my mother was born in County Down.

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Travelers are what the Irish call the Gypsies,who usedto roam the countryside in brightly painted horse-drawnwagonsand wereoften tinkers by trade.

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Traditional Irish Arr. G. Weiser

This Mixolydian tune is named after Garrett Barry, who wasa blind lrish minstrel. With this

piece, the chief technical consideration is the rhythmic hammersand pulls.

coordination of the numerous

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Traditional Irish Arr. G. Weiser

I first heard this Scottish jig on a harp

h""rd Johnny

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recordby Allison Kinnaird in a slow version, and then

Cunninghanifiadle it

ât quite a brisk pace. This version is basedon the slower

can find ii in Kerr'sMerry Melodies.

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This Scottish jig can only be describedasdelightful. When I first heardit, it seemedlike I had known the tune forever, so natural and gracefuldid rhe melody sound to me. This version comesfrom the New EnglandFiddler'sRepertory.There is even a trand of Scorch named after this tune.

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Traditional Irish Arr. G. Weiser

I came acrossthis pretty rune in O'Neilfs Music of Ireland; and made the small alteration of

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This four-partMixolydian tune, like "Gary Owen," is one of those "perpetual" tunes that does not end through the usual processof melodic resolution - therefore an ending has been provided.

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Morrison was an Irish fiddler from the

sligo- -area who made

James

i".ordi"g, in the 1920's.This jig wasprobablycomposedbyhim.

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This tune, also named "Father O' Flynn" after a nineteenth.century Irish priest who also collectedtunes,hasthe gentle,rolling qualitycharacrerisricof somany jigs.

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I was rold that the title of this tune

part remindsme of the folk song

refersto the Irish pastimeof barroom brawling. The first

From Pike." It's in O Neill's Mr.rsicof Ireland.

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Th.e title of this jolly tune could refer to firefighting tacrics.It's alsoknown as "The Roaring Jelly."

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I3RYNe'S llonNplpe

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I first heard this tune playedby Roy Wall of the Broken String Band on the tinwhistle, and subsequently found it in O'Neill's Masicof lreland.

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Traditional irish Arr. G. Weiser

This tune wasplayedby the fiddler Tobin for FrancisO'Neill when the latter was compiling

his celebratedcollection of tun.r. Although Tobin knew that

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the tune wasfrom the Galway

O'Neill's Favorite'" It can

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Flowersof Adrigoyle."

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This one must be quite old, asit can be found in The BuntingCollection(1792), and alsooccurs in numerousvariations,which is usuallya signof a tune'santiquity.The versionhere isbased on a settingI heardplayedby flatpickinggrearNorman Blake.

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I found this spritelyhornpipe in O'Neill's.

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This was composedby S.W. Rickett, who ran the country's first travelling circus. Rickett would dancea hornpipe to this tune while standingon top of a gallopinghorse.

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I firsr heardclawhammerbanjoistKen Perlman

;Ë;,p;;paddy T"vlù-ii is'^lsocalled first measureis the twist in question.

play this tune. Said to have been composedby

îwist." The unusualmelodic figure in the

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