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Aros Park
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Have been trying to find the music for Aros Park for a friend. It's a 4-part 2/4 pipe march we play in the Sandy Bell's moothie group (along with John Macdonald's March).
Searching the internet reveals (along with a lot of guides and trip reports to the actual park) that it's in a collection of Addie Harper tunes, which I may buy as a last resort, but if anyone already has the dots that would be greatly appreciated.
It's a great tune tune with a very pleasing twist in the third part.
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.pdf   Aros park(pdf).pdf (Size: 893.88 KB / Downloads: 20)
Hi Alastair,

I've picked up one or two copies of this tune over the years. Some of them may be slightly different from each other. I'm not sure.

Anyway, this is the first one I've found today. I've scanned it and uploaded a pdf. I hope it's "recht".   Wink
If not, let me know and I'll try something else.

All the best
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#3
Thanks for this, JAJ.  One of our fiddlers sometimes plays this one at our weekly sessions and I was also looking for the notes.
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#4
No bother.
I think I have it in a book as well as other copies.   Hopefully, this version is OK.
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(28-11-2017, 11:41 AM)JAJ Wrote: Hi Alastair,

I've picked up one or two copies of this tune over the years. Some of them may be slightly different from each other. I'm not sure.

Anyway, this is the first one I've found today. I've scanned it and uploaded a pdf. I hope it's "recht".   Wink
If not, let me know and I'll try something else.

All the best

Many thanks for this.
Does seem a bit different from the version we play in Sandy Bells.
I'll need to study it in more detail.
I'll maybe bite the bullet and buy the Addie Harper book to get it from the horse's mouth as it were.
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"get it from the horse's mouth as it were"

It's actually a Pibroch Mackenzie tune not Addie Harper(although it's in his collection) but you may know this already.

I've found another version which may be better. We played this at an Inverness Fiddlers rally and it's possibly more accurate.
I'll post it later today or tomorrow. Have to dash right now.
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(12-12-2017, 05:54 PM)JAJ Wrote: "get it from the horse's mouth as it were"

It's actually a Pibroch Mackenzie tune not Addie Harper(although it's in his collection) but you may know this already.

I've found another version which may be better. We played this at an Inverness Fiddlers rally and it's possibly more accurate.
I'll post it later today or tomorrow. Have to dash right now.

Thanks. I finally bought (or rather persuaded Santa to give me) the Addie Harper collection and yes, realised that although Aros Park was in the collection it was not composed by him, but by Pibroch McKenzie. Here's a JPG of the tune as it appears there. It seems closest of all I have seen to George's version played at Sandy Bell's, though still not identical. Each to their own I suppose, and you always prefer the version you learn first.


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Hi Alistair,

Sorry for the delay. I was away for a fortnight or so.

Glad you found a copy in Addie's book but just for your information, here is the other copy I promised. It sounds quite good to play. Please note it is part of a "Hills of Alva" set. So, you'll get a bonus tune.   Smile
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(07-01-2018, 01:34 PM)JAJ Wrote: Hi Alistair,

Sorry for the delay. I was away for a fortnight or so.

Glad you found a copy in Addie's book but just for your information, here is the other copy I promised. It sounds quite good to play. Please note it is part of a "Hills of Alva" set. So, you'll get a bonus tune.   Smile

Many thanks, that's great.
In the Monday night Sandy Bell's moothie session we play Hills of Alva last in a set preceded by Reel of Tullochgorum, Rakes of Mallow, and Flett from Flotta.
But I can see it would go very well with Aros Park.
At Sandy Bell's we play John McDonald's March before Aros Park.

I extracted Aros Park from the set and fitted it onto one page.
The result is attached, just in case you find it useful.

.pdf   ArosPark(JEJv2).pdf (Size: 1.94 MB / Downloads: 10)
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