Common Tunes Archive 2009 to 2019 - ABC Format

This link provides access to an archive of the SC&T Common Tunes from 2009 to 2019 in ABC notation.

 https://www.scottishculture.org/assets/MusicSheets/SCaT-COMMON-TUNES-SPRING-2020-ABC-NOTATION.pdf 

It can be saved with a '.abc' file extension if required by the ABC editor.

The tunes included in the archive are listed, by year, in the table below. 

 

SC&T COMMON TUNES ARCHIVE LIST 2009 -2019

YEAR

TERM

COMMON TUNE TITLES

2019

Q3/4

1. Castle Dangerous 2. Cooper’s Hornpipe 3. Duncan Gray 4. Maxwell’s Rant 5. Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston

2019

Q1

1. Kilchoman Mist 2. The Aird Ranters 3. John Keith Laing

2018

Q3/4

1. Paddy’s Hat 2. Donald’s Heel & Feather 3. Oatcakes at O’Clock 4. Farewell to Banchory 5. Ode to Ollon

2018

Q1

1. Scotland the Brave 2. Mairi’s Wedding 3. Atholl Highlanders 4. Scarce O’ Tatties

2017

Q3/4

1. The Muckin’ O’ Geordie’s Byre 2. Harvest Home

2017

Q1

1. Brenda Stubbert’s 2. High Road to Linton 3. The Hills of Lorne

2016

Q3/4

1. Far Frae Home 2. Jimmy Allen 3. Innisheer

2016

Q1

1. Out on the Ocean 2. Stan Chapman’s

2015

Q3/4

1. Lynne Houston’s 2. The Wilderness Brae 3. Miss Elizabeth Christine Dickson’s March 4. The Duke of Gordon’s Birthday 5. Claire’s Trip to Whangarei

2015

Q1

1. Dark Island 2. Lochanside 3. Road to Banff

2014

Q3/4

1. The Road to Aikey Brae 2. The Strichen Gala 3. The Hills of Lorne

2014

Q1

1. High road to Gairloch, 2. Kafoozalum, 3. Repeal the Poll Tax

2013

Q3/4

1. The Barrowburn Reel, 2. Brenda Stubbert’s, 3. Willafjord

2013

1

1. The Soldier’s Return,2. Highland Laddie, 3. John Murray of Lochee

2012

Q3/4

1. Cropies, 2. The Ale is Dear, 3. Tail Toddle, 4. The Rock & the Wee Pickle Tow

2012

Q1

1. Leaving Lismore, 2. Calum’s Road, 3. High Road to Linton, 4. Freedom Come All Ye

2011

Q3

1. Snug in a Blanket, 2. Captain Campbell, 3. Drowsy Maggie 3 The High Drive 4. Leaving Stoer 4. Snug in a Blanket

2011

Q1

?

2010

Q3

1. The Wind that Shakes the Barley, 2. The Muckin’ O’ Geordie’s Byre, 3. Loch Leven Castle 4. Bonnie Ship The Diamond

2010

Q1

1. The Bonawe Highlanders 2. Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine 3 Inchriach 

2009

Q3

1. Rowan Tree, 2. Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle, 3. Terribus

2009

Q1

1. Farewell to Nigg, 2 The Siege of Delhi, 3. Speed the Plough, 4. Swedish Walking Tune

The archive ABC files are provided specifically, on a non commercial, "fair dealing" basis for use by SC&T students as a learning/study resources. Any concerns regarding copyright should be referred to office@scottishculture.org

The following link provides additional information on ABC notation: http://abcnotation.com/ ABC notation is a system designed to notate music in plain text format. It was designed primarily for folk and traditional tunes of Western European origin (such as English, Irish and Scottish) which can be written on one stave in standard classical notation. However, it has been used for many other types of music. Since its introduction at the end of 1993 it has become very popular: there now exist hundreds of thousands of tunes in ABC from a variety of historical & contemporary online collections. 

One of the most important aims of ABC notation, and one that distinguishes it from most computer-based musical languages is that it is very concise and can be read easily by humans. In other words, with a little practice, it is possible to play a tune directly from the abc notation without having to process and print it out. The resulting compactness (- each tune is about the same size as a short paragraph of text -) and clarity make it very easy to notate tunes. Consequently, it can be easily emailed or discussed online or, if you prefer, just scribbled down on the back of an envelope.

There is now a vast array of software (mostly freeware or shareware) which can read or edit ABC notation. These can generally convert ABC notation to sheet music. Some generate playable midi files and allow transposition and provide other utilities. For more information on available software see: http://abcnotation.com/software