Marches. We hadn’t learned any marches at the LVISS until this past session when our most awesome-est anchor Ted decided to teach us one called “The Chanter’s March.” It’s like this–Ted gets obsessed (as do I) with a tune or set, and has to share it (as do I.) At least, I imagine that’s what’s going on, and it’s all to our benefit. This time it happened to be a march called “The Chanter’s March.”
This particular tune has very few notes. It’s a very simple tune, but, like polkas and slides, it’s all in the feel of how you play it.
First the contemporary treatment:
This march also sounds lovely on the harp:
And there are many more of this particular tune on YouTube, if you care to search. Of course, you can find Ted’s version of it on out TUNES page!
Ted teased us with another march that’s very similar, “Bó Mhín na Toitean.” Here’s Altan shredding that one:
For some discussion about marches, click HERE.