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Neil McMillan of Balmaha
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Here's a nice tune which I've also just submitted over at The Session.

I may have already posted here on the old site but I can't remember.

It's a great "pipey" jig which doesn’t seem to get played too often.

I’m not sure who composed the tune but it was written for a "weel kent" musician on the fiddle and accordion scene from Balmaha.
Neil is also a member of Freeland Barbour’s ceilidh band The Occasionals.


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(29-04-2018, 09:10 AM)JAJ Wrote: Here's a nice tune which I've also just submitted over at The Session.

I may have already posted here on the old site but I can't remember.

It's a great "pipey" jig which doesn’t seem to get played too often.

I’m not sure who composed the tune but it was written for a "weel kent" musician on the fiddle and accordion scene from Balmaha.
Neil is also a member of Freeland Barbour’s ceilidh band The Occasionals.

JAJ

Do you have a recording of it or a link to it that  you could share?

cheers

Drew
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#3
Hi Drew,

I've tried to attach an MP3 of the East Lothian Fiddlers playing this tune but the attachment isn't accepted. I'll try to work something out.
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#4
Thanks for the tune, JAJ.  Not one I knew before your posting of it, but a great tune which looks like it could be a good 6/8 march too.  I have not heard any version of it, so just going by your pdf.

John
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Hi John,

I think it's supposed to played as pipe march actually but either/or.... I play it along with Farewell to the Tay...again a march but it's got a "jiggy" feel too. I tend not to play them too fast either way.

I have a recording as mentioned above from the ELF who include myself in their number. You can't have everything. Smile
However, this site doesn't seem to accept sound file attachments.
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(01-05-2018, 09:59 PM)JAJ Wrote: Hi John,

I think it's supposed to played as pipe march actually but either/or.... I play it along with Farewell to the Tay...again a march but it's got a "jiggy" feel too. I tend not to play them too fast either way.

I have a recording as mentioned above from the ELF who include myself in their number. You can't have everything. Smile
However, this site doesn't seem to accept sound file attachments.

Thanks, JAJ.  I have noticed this too and the only way seems to be to post the file on somewhere like Dropbox or other storage facility then post a link to that url here.  I think it might be a bandwidth thing, or just that Nigel would need to have a much bigger storage capacity on the site to handle soundfiles, even mp3s, and more storage is very costly.  When I had my own site running a few years ago I took to Soundcloud as a way of getting my soundfiles readily available without taking up too much storage on the site.  The idea was to let people hear what the instruments I was building sounded like.
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Thanks.

I have a Drop Box Account. Presumably, there'll be a way to just make a link to this particular tune file without allowing access to all my documents?
I'll try to sort this out.
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