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Old 01-13-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Cabar Feidh

A number of years ago, I was given an arrangement by John and Roddy MacDonald, South Uist of Cabar Feidh as a 2/4 competition march. It came out of a published book. Any idea which?

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
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Henderson's Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music or in Ross's Collection of Pipe Music
Look for them both on ceolsean.net and in Bob Pekaar's Bagpipe Tune Index.

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks but neither the Henderson's Tutor version nor the William Ross version is that arranged by the MacDonald brothers. Paul

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:23 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=phinson;1322441]
Thanks but neither the Henderson's Tutor version nor the William Ross version is that arranged by the MacDonald brothers. Paul[

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Curious...why the allegiance to that particular setting...and how many in other books is virtually the same for nearly all intents.

Surprisingly it’s not at all in the Seaforths book ...entitled Cabar Feidh.

Anyone know who was the original composer?
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:57 PM   #5
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Speculating, but I suspect the version in Henderson's Tutor was the genesis for the arrangement you were given, unless you know for sure it was directly out of whatever book it was - which must have been fairly rare to escape Bob Pekaar's notice.

> Anyone know who was the original composer?

Some things are better not enquired into...
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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> Anyone know who was the original composer?

Some things are better not enquired into...[/QUOTE]

Hahaha....When I lived / worked in Holland for a few year a while years back I always got a kick out of the alleged to be Dutch saying...” ...even an idiot can ask a question ten learn-ed men can’t answer”...
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:04 AM   #7
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Anyone know who was the original composer?
As Tomas O Canainn writes:

"In the past, and even yet, original composition as such is not the norm. One finds old material being reworked..."

He is writing about traditional Irish music, but Scottish music was, and to some extent still is, the same.

The tune called Cabar Feidh in Scotland and Rakish Paddy in Ireland is traditional, that is, without known composer, if indeed it was "composed" per se in the first place. Many old tunes show up as English Christmas carols, Scottish ballads, and even Appalachian ballads, as well as Irish, Scottish, and Appalachian dance tunes. One can only guess where a tune originated.

It's like the tune known as Cutting Bracken, which I've heard as an air, a march, a strathspey, a reel, and a jig.

Anyhow about a particular person's personal arrangement of a tune, perhaps you can find a recording of somebody playing it. I tend to favour following how people play something rather than how it appears in print (the two are often not the same).
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I tend to favour following how people play something rather than how it appears in print (the two are often not the same).

And truer words... ha' ne'er been spoken !! :)



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