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Old 07-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Red Speckled Hen

No, it's not the RS Bull--that's a great piobaireachd. Following some other links I found Encyclopedia of Tunes for the Great Highland Bagpipe, online version, Compiled by Robert Pekaar, presented online by Patrick McLaurin
Evidently a Donald Morrison composition, a 4-parted jig. It was recorded on the Tannahill Weavers eponymous album (yes, it was an album back then). I thought it was a reel because it was coupled between Willie Cummings and Dolina Mackay. Alas, I don't have John MacFadyen's Book 2. It's actually "for a friend of mine." (How many times have we heard that one?) But it's true!
Thanks for the response. Perhaps it will inspire a new tune--"The Wild Goose Chase."
“These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.”
~Alfred Hitchcock, 1899-1980
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