[PDF] Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

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[PDF] Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by nick » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:22 pm

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Post by wianno » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:07 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by bob1a » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:30 pm

Nick:
Many thanks just delightful, well done. A valuable addition to my collection of arrangements for guitar of Scottish music.
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Re: Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by Bernhard Heimann » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:42 pm

Thank you Nick! The first piece I'll try tomorrow.

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Re: Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by kingkong » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:48 pm

Thank you for the sheet music and transcription.

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Post by FYF » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:45 pm

Thanks Nick. I am looking forward to playing this.
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Re: Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by Fabbri » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:54 am

Beautiful! And not too difficult for struggling intermediates. Many thanks.

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Re: Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by attila57 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:59 pm

Thanks, Nick!

Beautiful score. I'll try it straightaway.
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Re: Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by herb » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:48 pm

Thank you, Nick, for sharing your score for this lovely piece. I learned it quickly and was able to feel comfortable playing it at several small gatherings. It was nice to have something beautiful to play that was not difficult!!
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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by Fabbri » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:18 am

This is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. It shows what can be achieved with the minimum of notes - less is more, as in many other fields. But I suspect there is a meaning here which I don't fully understand: something to do with loss, yearning, regret...

Do you have the words of this song, Nick (or anybody else)? It doesn't feel like a love song or a celebration of the beautiful Mary. With its minor key and its heart-rending turns of phrase, it's about as cheerful as the Winterreise: perhaps for the same reason - he has lost her. Has she died? Is it an elegy? Scottish traditional music is good at laments (given Scottish history, it's easy to see why).

Or maybe I'm reading too much into this simple little folksong.

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Post by FYF » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:08 pm

Hi Fabbri
It took me a while, but I found the lyrics in the attached (ancient) book (see page 20). I found it also not so easy to find a version of the tune being sung, as most versions seem to be instrumentals on harp. I did find eventually find an English vocal version on iTunes, but I would still like to find a version sung in Gaelic. Let me know if you find one.
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Post by elindley » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:55 am

Wow! Thank you both, Nick and Paul. Gaelic is hard for me, but I'll give it a try. -- Ed
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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by Fabbri » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:58 am

What a great find, FYF. It solves a lot of folksong problems in addition to that of Mairi - as well as giving my rusty Gaelic a workout.

So my interpretation of the music was totally wrong. Not only has the singer not lost his beloved, he has actually married her. They are living happily ever after, and he is expressing joy and satisfaction. It's not a lament or elegy at all, but a celebration. (Could there be a hint of irony in his over-enthusiastic words, says the 21st century cynic? No, of course not.)

This makes me think again about the relationship between music and the communication of feelings. A truly baffling subject.

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by attila57 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:18 pm

Hi FYF & Fabbri,

Thanks for the extra info. That's why Delcamp forum is so great!

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Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy...

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Mairi Bhan Og, Scottish folk song

Post by HNLim » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:10 am

Nice!

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