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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:36 am 
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Adrian W. wrote:
My favourite is Cuimhne an Phiobaire, on Chieftains 7 under No.6 The Coombe. A Sean Potts composition, so it's not ancient, but for me it's a knockout.


Good to know the name of it, I'd always just called it "The Coombe".

I'd not thought much about that tune until somebody asked me to play it at a funeral, so I had to learn it. Now it's a favourite.

Here's my "take" on it, on a humongous whistle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJm6BQ-Qxcg


Airs I love playing include

A Spailpin, a Ruin

Anach Cuain

Ar Eirinn ni Neosfainn Ce Hi

Cape Clear

Carrickfergus

Roisin Dubh


Being a Highland piper, there are loads of Scottish Gaelic airs that we play on the Highland pipes.

On the uilleann pipes there's an air from my native Appalachia that suits the instrument very well, seems to me

Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:42 am 
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I hate you guys! :shock:

I now have another hundred tunes I gotta learn. :thumbsup:

A couple of my favorites:

Lament For Owen Roe O'Neil (there's two-both great tunes)

Lark in the Clear Air

Leaving Kintail (especially on the pipes)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:55 am 
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The Green fields of Canada is amazing! If anyone has done a whistle version I'd love to hear it.


Not whistle, but my favourite singer of the song Mary Dillon - Green Fields of Canada

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jadphoto wrote:
I hate you guys! :shock:

I now have another hundred tunes I gotta learn. :thumbsup:

A couple of my favorites:

Lament For Owen Roe O'Neil (there's two-both great tunes)

Lark in the Clear Air

Leaving Kintail (especially on the pipes)

Piper Joe


Had to come back to add The Mermaid's Song. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:01 pm 
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One of my favourite Scottish pipe tune sets ever :

https://youtu.be/-SYS-TffUI0

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:43 pm 
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kenny wrote:
One of my favourite Scottish pipe tune sets ever :

https://youtu.be/-SYS-TffUI0

Lovely Kenny. Really gorgeous stuff. I must have heard this at some point, but it was great to listen to it again just now.

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pancelticpiper wrote:
Adrian W. wrote:
My favourite is Cuimhne an Phiobaire, on Chieftains 7 under No.6 The Coombe. A Sean Potts composition, so it's not ancient, but for me it's a knockout.


"Good to know the name of it, I'd always just called it "The Coombe".

I'd not thought much about that tune until somebody asked me to play it at a funeral, so I had to learn it. Now it's a favourite."

I will spend the rest of my life trying to learn to play that tune well. I thought about playing it at my father's funeral, and in the end didn't. I like your version; nicely done.

Another one for me is Amhrán Na Leabhar.... Song of the Books, or maybe Lament for the Books; though maybe there is a difference between slow airs and laments. What the heck; throwing it in there.

tangent notice; my daughter (16) is in a music mentorship program here in Cape Breton (fiddler).... part of it is a mentorship day once a month with a tutor in your discipline. Saturday was mentor day; so she is playing in her small fiddle group, and the instructor says...'you know, that's a good tune for funerals. Claire: you'll be playing funerals before you know it. You'll need to remember this one.' Claire heard her first live Cape Breton fiddler at a memorial service when she was a few weeks old, hanging off my neck.... I had made the box, and the scoop with which we scattered the ashes, for the gentleman who had passed on, and the fiddler that day has been her teacher since she was five. Thought a lot about life, and death, around that time.

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An Draighean wrote:
Adrian W. wrote:
My favourite is Cuimhne an Phiobaire, on Chieftains 7 under No.6 The Coombe. A Sean Potts composition, so it's not ancient, but for me it's a knockout.


Since you don't mind half-holing the f-naturals in Cuimhne An Phíobaire, you might also like "The Green Fields of Canada", another beautiful air that uses the F natural to great effect (and a personal favorite of mine).


Yeah, i love that tune also, need to get back to it.

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kenny wrote:
One of my favourite Scottish pipe tune sets ever :

https://youtu.be/-SYS-TffUI0


New to me. Thank you.

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Man! You all are fantastic! This should keep me busy for a while. Thats a good problem to have.


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Táim Sínte Ar Do Thuama - I don't know the name of the air, but that's the song it's carrying here.

Táim Cortha ó Bheith im'Aonar i Mo Luí

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
Táim Sínte Ar Do Thuama - I don't know the name of the air, buit that's the song it's used here for.

Táim Cortha ó Bheith im'Aonar i Mo Luí


Nice. No doubt you also know the air from Jackie Daly's playing - named after another song (A Ógánaigh An Chúil Chraobhaigh).


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kenny wrote:
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A.k.a. Theidh Mi Dhachaigh, or Thèid mi dhachaidh chrò Chinn t-Sàile.


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