Progressive Lessons

a harp source book by Simon Chadwick

Burns’s March
   “3rd tune”

This video shows Patrick Quin’s set, taken from the field notation in Bunting ms33(1), and played on a simplified copy of Quin’s “Castle Otway” harp:

Here is a notation showing suggested fingering and damping for Patrick Quin’s version of Burns’s March:

My transcription and transposition of Quin's Burns's March marked up for fingering and damping
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This video shows Denis O’Hampsey’s set, taken from Bunting ms33(3), and played on a simplified copy of O’Hampsey’s “Downhill” harp:

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I made a web page listing different historical sources for the tune of Burns’s March.

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