PS 303 – Hindre cheemtra

Primary Sources

K2.30: 63 (neither pipetunes.ca nor piobaireachd.co.uk have this PDF)

Notes

This resembles Leaving Kintyre (PS 68), but to my perception is a different tune for two reasons. Firstly, both belong to a group of tightly-interrelated tunes which may be viewed as a genre, possibly shaped in the remote past by the context of piping on galleys, setting the stroke for oarsmen. This genre has blurred boundaries but embraces at least the following 22 tunes: PS 56, PS 57, PS 58, PS 59PS 60, PS 61, PS 62, PS 65PS 66, PS 67PS 68PS 69PS 70, PS 93, PS 94, PS 95, PS 96, PS 138, PS 141, PS 142, PS 144, and PS 303.

Secondly, I interpret bar 1 as Hindre cheemtra, rather than Hindre hihamtra, treating che as a melody note and not as an E cadence.

Barnaby Brown, 25 June 2014

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