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Old 01-26-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Tune recommendation Request: Skye?

Howdy folks,

My wife and I are having twin girls in April, and we discussed much and finally chose some names. One is Rowan Grace, and the other is Evelyn Skye. Besides liking the names, Rowan is of course one of the first tunes (Rowan Tree) I learned, and Skye is one of the places we went for our honeymoon.

The problem I see in the future, is that Rowan will have "her" song, but I don't know any "Skye" Tunes. Any recommendations? I have been on the pipes a couple years, but am still playing mostly marches. I am starting my first attempts at Piobaireachd, but would need a simpler one for that?

Hokey I know, but I would like to have a nice tune to play to little Skye.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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"Skye Boat Song". A nice 6/8 slow air.

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Old 01-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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The Skye Boat Song leaps to mind. The Man From Skye hornpipe isn't quite applicable here, but maybe it'll be a girl and a boy.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Tune recommendation Request: Skye?

There's a nice 4/4 march called "Garden of Skye".
You could give her a nice little slow march/quick march set with Skye Boat Song leading into Garden of Skye. But then I suppose you'd have to have a two tune set for Rowan also.
I know, Amazing Grace into Rowan Tree (Rowan Grace).
There you go .
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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Thanks all, just got home from the fire station and my wife told me I was already supposed to be learning Skye Boat Song! Guess I am the one with pregnancy brain! I will see if I can find Garden of Skye too...
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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You could simplify the situation by calling her "Green Hills".

Sorry my crooked mind could not resist. God bless your growing family. I have two sets of twin grand children (one set one year old and one set sixteen years old), both a boy and a girl. Besides bringing you a mountain of joy they will enjoy a lifetime special relationship with their other twin.

Cheers and Blessings! PHIL
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:38 AM   #7
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Another forumite was also asking about baby music so I
got inspired to write some for both. Baby observation
was a big part of training I did, including twins. New
parents hope to get at least some things which will
fit the baby when they're a bit older, rather than all
newborn stuff. So I'm sending you a jig duet which I'm
hoping you'll be able to play to them on their 2nd -
3rd - 5th - birthday (whenever). You'd need someone to
play the other part - could your wife be persuaded?
Even better maybe your twins will play it themselves
one day!!! Hoping all goes well! Best wishes!
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:09 AM   #8
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The Skye Gathering
Morag of Dunvegan

PS Understand that a certain well known pipe maker is now making babies feeding bottles shaped like a practice chanter - may be worth investing in a couple!
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:36 AM   #9
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Just had another thought. Back in the late 1970's or early 'eighties, Dougie MacLeod released 'The Isle of Skye Collection of Pipe Music'. There may be something appropriate in that volume. IIRC Dougie MacLeod was a builder/carpenter in Portree and a great friend of John MacFadyen who had a croft at Borve (I think mainly as a holiday home as he lined in Busby by Glasgow).
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:25 AM   #10
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How wonderful to hear again of Dougie MacLeod; thanks for that.

A very appropriate tune is 'The Isle of Skye Local Militia March', also called 'The Skye Watchman' and (the name by which I learned it) 'Do Not Steal the Wood from Me'. This is in David Glen's Collection, book 5. p 15, number 29, and is a catchy, delightful tune never heard nowadays.
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