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last of the mohicans fiddle tune

10 Jul 06 - 11:44 PM (#1780750)
Subject: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: TIA

Any body know the name of the fiddle tune that is played as Hawkeye, Uncas and Chingachgook chase Magua's band along the cliffs at the end of the (1993?) movie? Is it trad. or composed? Findable at Trillian?


11 Jul 06 - 12:10 AM (#1780757)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST

Go to Trillian an seek.

Fr%^#ing Lasy ASS


11 Jul 06 - 04:58 AM (#1780831)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: HipflaskAndy

just tried adding to this thread - twice! - nowt 'appening!


11 Jul 06 - 05:00 AM (#1780832)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: HipflaskAndy

Oh - that one got there!

The fiddle tune was by Dougie Maclean I believe.
FAB Scots songsmith and singer - but a dab hand instrumentally too.
Used to play a mean fiddle but rarely does now - pity!
Google him - I'm sure that piece is on one of his CDs - all info will be there.
Cheers! - Duncan McFarlane


11 Jul 06 - 05:08 AM (#1780836)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: HipflaskAndy

http://www.dougiemaclean.com/ is the official site

But elsewhere I found .....

..... he developed his Celtic musical roots as a member of Scotland's leading Celtic bands, the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard - long since gone 'solo'

.....Dougie was also responsible for the movie soundtrack song 'The Gael' which was used by 20th Century Fox as background music for their film The Last of the Mohicans

Cheers - Duncan


11 Jul 06 - 09:11 AM (#1780952)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,TIA

Search under what you delightful Guest?


11 Jul 06 - 09:14 AM (#1780956)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,TIA

BTW, thanks for your help HipflaskAndy. I'm a Dougie fan, and thought it might be his work (given his contribution of The Gael to the film), but I hadn't found this particular tune. What I'd really like to find is the traditional tune it's based on (if any).


11 Jul 06 - 11:47 AM (#1781072)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,A Nice Guest

TIA - ignore the trolls they think they are clever but they are just a set of shits.


11 Jul 06 - 02:14 PM (#1781183)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: TIA

Thanks Nice Guest. Actually in re-reading, perhaps being called a Lassy Ass (although mispelled) is a compliment?


11 Jul 06 - 05:45 PM (#1781322)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Artful Codger

Naw, he was too lazy to reach his pinky down for the z. ;-}

There is a soundtrack album, probably has the tune on it.


11 Jul 06 - 05:59 PM (#1781339)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Murray MacLeod

GUEST above is better known as "Gargoyle", and does usually include his soubriquet in his postings


11 Jul 06 - 06:05 PM (#1781346)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Skipjack K8

'Cept when he's completely shitfaced. If you'd asked about an accordion tune, he'd've cut you some slack.


11 Jul 06 - 08:23 PM (#1781423)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,Wesley S

Here is a link to the Soundtrack CD
but it doesn't list the info you are looking for. Good luck.


11 Jul 06 - 10:02 PM (#1781462)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: HuwG

IMDb soundtrack listings for "Last of the Mohicans".


11 Jul 06 - 10:07 PM (#1781466)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: HuwG

From the trivia from the same site:

"Alasdair Fraser, renowned Scotish fiddler, is the fiddler on the soundtrack though he is not credited."


12 Jul 06 - 10:29 AM (#1781798)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Sorcha

AHA! So, Alsdair is a nice guy...we could e mail him from his home page???


12 Jul 06 - 12:52 PM (#1781895)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,kenny

Tia – I found this link on the "Chiff & Fipple" website, which should help [ if I can get the link to work ] :

http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo11100.html


12 Jul 06 - 12:59 PM (#1781903)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,kenny

Seems to work OK. Dougie was a friend of mine at school. He used to have the gold disc for the music on display when he owned the "Taybank" hotel in Dunkeld. I'd always thought that "The Gael" was taken from his "Search" recording, which was instrumental music for an exhibition about the Loch Ness Monster, and that it was Dougie himself playing the piece. I see that one of Phil Cunningham's tunes, "The House In Rose Valley" also appeared in the film. Was that played on fiddle? If it was , then that was most likely Alistair Fraser. I also knew Alistair from when he was working in Aberdeen , before he was a full-time fiddler. He's back here in 2 weeks time for the NAFCO fiddle festival. I'll ask him when I see him.


17 Jul 06 - 07:27 AM (#1785409)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,TIA

Thanks Kenny. Your link was great stuff.


17 Jul 06 - 01:29 PM (#1785663)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Matt_R

Dougie is one of my favorite artists EVER. I just picked up his new album.


17 Jul 06 - 02:26 PM (#1785698)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,TIA

Dougie's "Feel So Near" is perhaps one of the greatest songs of all time(IMO).


17 Jul 06 - 04:25 PM (#1785774)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Matt_R

When my girlfriend and I get married, we're having "Caledonia" played. It's the song I hooked her with. Heh heh.


17 Jul 06 - 09:47 PM (#1786005)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST

Meebs...you're getting married! Congratulations! I guess you're not a virgin anymore, eh? Whats her name? Is she cute? Does she have a job? Does she play msuic or sing?


love,
harpgirl


18 Jul 06 - 01:57 AM (#1786112)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Matt_R

Well, not married as in engaged, but we're planning on it and hopefully there will be an engagement next year. Nope, not a virgin (for at least 4 years now) but that's got nothing to do with my girl now. Her name's Misty, and she's my Tennessee mountain angel, and I love her ... and yes, she's adorable. She doesn't play an instrument but she sings regularly at her church and sang in chorus and madrigals in high school.

But yeah, "Caledonia" is our song. We always sing it whenever we're together.


18 Jul 06 - 02:26 AM (#1786130)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Lonesome EJ

Mohicans Film Clip

Exciting opening scene PLUS pursuit sequence


15 Oct 08 - 12:07 PM (#2466355)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: Vixen

Presto Abracadabra Threadisimus Revivify

Ok, I've found this tune variously attributed to McLean (as The Gael) and Clannad (as "I Will Find You"); one person said it's called "The Kiss" and another told us it's the "Elk Hunt" song. Just about everyone else calls it "the song from the last of the mohicans movie".

Can anyone say if it's composed or traditional??? And what it's really called? (if it's one of those Kesh/Kerrigan deals, that's fine too!)

Reynaud and I learned it at the request of a cast member at the CT Ren Faire, and it's been incredibly popular.

Thanks in Advance,
V

PS, I agree about Dougie McLean--amazing talent.


15 Oct 08 - 01:11 PM (#2466441)
Subject: RE: last of the mohicans fiddle tune
From: GUEST,kenny

Which tune are you referring to ? The jig usually referred to as "The Gael" was composed by Dougie McLean, as stated above.