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Old 03-02-2018, 11:09 AM   #11
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Athol Highlanders (4 parts), Piboch O' Donald Dubh (4 parts), Donald MacLeod of Lewis, Kirkwall Bay.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:33 PM   #12
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Alex Gandy plays Farewell to the Creeks wonderfully in this video:

https://youtu.be/lhCWM7art44

Starts right at 42:48
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:46 PM   #13
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John Gordon of Drumuie is probably in the category of most liked. Itís a D.s. Ramsay Composition as far as I know although its not in any publication I know of. Nevertheless here is an image file

https://www.google.com/search?q=john...OOTyri-upZYAM:
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:39 AM   #14
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Where might one hear this tune?
No idea. I learned it from John A. MacLellan's "Music for the Highland Bagpipe" 30+ years ago. Always been a favorite of mine. Nice flow and rhythm. Interestingly, the score gives the title as "O'er The Hills..." while the Table of Contents give the title as "Over the Hills..."

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Old 03-03-2018, 12:07 PM   #15
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Mrs. Lily Christie by PM D.S Ramsay
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:36 PM   #16
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Just reminded of a thread a few years ago entitled 'Great Marching Tunes' - this was my contribution which is also somewhat applicable to the current discussion.

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I have always loved 6/8s for marching to, and there are so many excellent ones. Here are a few suggestions to keep you going!

4 part tunes:-
Leaving Port Askaig, 10th HLI Crossing the Rhine, Kirkhill, Kirkwall Bay, Angus MacKinnon, The MacNeill's of Ugadale, Pipe Major Sam Scott, Lily Christie, Dornoch Highland Gathering, Captain Craig Brown, MacLeod of Mull, Mrs MacDougall, the 72nd's Farewell to Edinburgh, The Sweet Maid of Mull.....and plenty more!

Don't forget all the 'good old' two parters either:-
Kenmures Up And Awa', The Midlothian Pipe Band, The Rock and the wee Pickle Tow, MacDonalds Awa to the War, The Bugle Horn, I am a young man that lived with my mother, Bundle and Go, Hot Punch, The Hills of Glenorchy, The Steam Boat.
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:59 AM   #17
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Mrs. Lily Christie by PM D.S Ramsay
+1 on Lily Cristie ... and my other favorite is Cameron MacFadyen.

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+1 on Lily Cristie ... and my other favorite is Cameron MacFadyen.

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Another vote for Cameron MacFadyen
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:12 AM   #19
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Donald MacLean of Lewis is one of my personal favorites.
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:18 PM   #20
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Another vote for Mrs. Lily Christie - I picked up after hearing it on Master Blasters

https://youtu.be/8DUHJrfYfGM?t=20m46s
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