O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 50

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 50


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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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7273SPECIAL DANCESL LJ-t . -t I I___ fTfr,t rrr pr r r rrNoted for its dashing rhythm rather than for its melodic merits The Reel of Tullochfirst appeared in l)rintin the 10th number of Robert Bremner Scots Reels or Country Dances issued in 1761. It originated in the parish ofTuIlocl1, Aberdeenshire,Scotland. The traditional stories relating to its composition are too long and unreli -able for narration here A wild orgie of dancing under improbable circumstances in one case, and a desperate en-counter with swords in another, are given as the inspiration of what has been termedthe maddest of all High-land reels. Aitho officer William Walsh obligingly favored me with a bagpipe setting of the tune, preferencehas been given to that played by the famous violinist Neil Gow, which leaves nothingtobe desired.Gillie Cailtim - Sword DanceKnown also as, Keelluin KallumThis characteristic Scottish dance tune, was first printed in Bremner8 2d Collection VScots Reels or CountrylMnces, London 1768. Like most tunes of that early date, the composers name isunknown. The origin of thename is traced to Callu n chiun & oir anglicised Malcolm Canmore,which signifies Callum of the big head.He incurred the displeasure of the Highlanders by marrying a Saxon princess which involved many unpopularchanges. Gillie Callum,or Callums tax-gatherer (an odious official everywhere) has been immortalized in mel-ody, while the traditional story is well nigh forgotten.The Sword Dance is of high antiquity, and diversified in form according to race, and the period of its prac-tice. The picturesque Sword Dance of the agile Highianders alone, has survived to the present day.SPECIAL DANCESShatin Truisti WillichariPreston;s Reprint of Brein , ers Collections Londom 1789- tie . __ II - 11With this tune is associated a special Highland dance, commonly referred to as Sean Trus, but occasional-ly asWillichan The full name as above given is the same in Glens Analytical Table, and in Bremners Collectionsof Scots Reels, or Country Dauce8 1757- 61. After Robert Bremners death in 1789 his Collections were reprinted byPreston,a great London ublisher.Vhist1e oer the Leave ot.. IaatieThe Cciledonia n , ZPIuse 1785-# # Identicalwith the above setting of Whistle oer the Leave ot is that printed in Bremners Collection of Scot8Reels or Country Dsznces1757-61. Its claim to consideration in this work is based on the statement of Joseph Cantof Chicago, a first prize winner at several piping competitions; that it was the favorite tune for the Sean Truisor Old Man s Dance in his native Perthshir . The rhythm of it was deemed more su3table to the requirements ofdancers burdened with years than the preceding tune. On such excellent authority it has been included in this clan-sific,ation.1)116The Weel of TuulochNeil Gow & Sons Complete Repository c , 1805U,...- i_-t _I-taL i Li-!IIIa118 _4_ u - ___7 r I . _____4 i Ji - j :J ____J ::7 r iF 1 rrL U rrrrS_____ J J--4. II,Supplied by Off. William Walsh, Chicago_______ p Cjr;117 _________ ________ ________ _______ I r r _____if if _____ if______ _______ a______ ______I19 1J. -r r.r j ; LA- J1 r f I F F F F__ t Q i1r j i iJ _____: FIF FJ . [ J : : f J i -r t frrr 1j? F:JF rF 1 f f II ia aII
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