Mannin Aboo!

On Wednesday 8th April we premiered the video of “Mannin Aboo”, music from the Isle of Man, arranged by Rachel Hair as part of the VIRTUAL EIHF.

This was part of the EIHF 2018 “From Scratch” concert.

I hope you’ll enjoy learning these tunes from the Isle of Man and that it will maybe encourage you to look more into the music and culture from the island. I’ve entitled this mini-suite “Mannin Aboo!”, which roughly translates from Manx Gaelic as “Hooray Isle of Man!”.

Manx Gaelic is very similar sounding to Scottish Gaelic, but is written more phonetically. E.g the first tune we’re playing “Arrane ny nie” would translate as “Òran nighe” in Scottish Gaelic.

Gow tait nys jeh’n chiaulleeaght! (Enjoy playing the music!)

Rachel

CLICK HERE to listen to the music and practise along with it. 

Mannin Aboo!
Set F# levers throughout.
1 – Arrane ny nie
… straight into…
2 – Auldyn River
3 – Flitter Dance

Details and downloads of the three pieces to be played:

1. Arrane ny nie

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This is a lullaby, so we’ll play this nice and gently: Introduction – Tune x 2 – Outro
… Go straight into …

2. Auldyn River

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This tune we will play a bit louder, and very much flowing like a river. You’ll find we’ll naturally speed up to the correct tempo for this: Tune x 2 with a rallentando (slow down) at the end of the last time through.

3. Flitter Dance

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Intro – start quiet and end loud, A part x 2 as indicated on music, B part x 2 as indicated on music, Intro played again, as the Outro, with same starting quiet and end loud