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Old 08-07-2017, 10:27 AM   #21
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Default Re: Tunes with a haunting or magical quality to them

Sleep Dearie Sleep
I Will Go Home To Kintail
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:30 AM   #22
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Perhaps "The Haunting" would meet the criterion?
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:35 PM   #23
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....Most haunting? The urlar of Patrick g Maccrimmons Lament is epic! Sounds smoky, and eerie as hell, bootiful
You are right! Look at the graphic used for this vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpVYWhpMkN0

Brings to mind someone keening for her demon lover, at once eerie and tragic.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:29 PM   #24
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For me, no airs can come close to the "magical quality" of a good piobaireachd.

The "haunting" quality usually seems to come from tunes that avoid C# and F# and feature High G.

Tunes like

Ronald MacDonald of Morar's Lament

MacLeod of MacLeod's Lament

Patrick Og MacCimmon's Lament

The Daughter's Lament

Finlay's Lament

John Garve MacLeod of Raasay's Lament

(Those just flipping through Kilberry.)
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:33 PM   #25
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Sleep Dearie Sleep
I Will Go Home To Kintail
I would agree with both of these, but especially I Will Go Home to Kintail -- it's a real tension builder with each part played twice, then resolves itself very nicely, IMHO.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:28 AM   #26
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The "haunting" quality usually seems to come from tunes that avoid C# and F# and feature High G.
Totally agree.
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:01 PM   #27
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Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore is another good one.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:25 PM   #28
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Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore is another good one.
That song is interesting for a couple reasons:

1) It's one of that fairly small group of Irish songs that fit better on the Highland pipes than on the uilleann pipes.

2) It breaks the general rule in Irish traditional music that any song with words like "shamrock" or "shellailigh" in the title can't be a real Irish song.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:46 PM   #29
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Finlay M. MacRae

Robert Mathieson has a good pipe arrangement in one of his books.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJt14MixKPk
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