Yep, all the Scottish bands around here (Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa) call it The Rocks of Brae. Nice tune paired with Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine and The Boys of Wexford, if you need a medley for a march-y type dance.
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From: Bill Black<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Mystery march
Thanks for this. It could well be that my exposure to it came via one
of the Boston ceili combos.
I thought it had a Scots feel to it too, especially if it's played
with more cut time.
Anyway I'll add it to the incipit spreadsheet under both names.
On Feb 23, 2013, at 6:52 AM, John Murphy wrote:
The tune is often called "March of the Clans" in Ireland and used to
favourite of ceilí bands.
You'll find it at http://thesession.org/tunes/3659<http://thesession.org/tunes/3659> where it's called
However, the tune probably came originally from Scotland and is known
"Down the Brae" or "The Rocks of Brae", though I'm sure there are
too. See http://www.folktunefinder.com/tune/141231/<http://www.folktunefinder.com/tune/141231/>
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> Subject: Mystery march
> In the course of cleaning up some ABCs from the Johnny O'Leary book,
> I came
> across a "gan ainm" march whose name I can't recall.
> I must have known it at one time or another because I can actually
> play the
> but the name is a blank. I checked it against my incipit list and no
> Irishtune.info also came up dry.
> Since attachments to the List are a no-no, I've put it the MIDI on
> the webabc
> Any assistance appreciated!