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Thread #120829   Message #2632434
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
15-May-09 - 08:13 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Gallowa Hills/The Braes of Galloway
Subject: RE: Origins: The Gallowa Hills/The Braes of Galloway
"Does anybody know the name of this tune?"

Hi, Joe. The tune you asked about is a member of the Campbell's Farewell Supergroup.

I've seen this tune in a harp book as 'Campbell's Farewell - Scottish.' I've seen it in the Fiddler's Fakebook as 'Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap - Old Time.' Above, Jack Campin refers to it as a pipe tune, 'Campbell's Farewell to Red Castle.'

I play it on the piano. It's an interesting tune because it's in the key of D yet has no D chord in the accompaniment. No Bm, either. I would say that most of it is in the Mixolydian mode.

Now I'm going to submit John in Brisbane's ABC to the Tune-o-tron, master his version, and see how it sounds on the dulcimer.