Sheet Music: Leaving Port Askaig

TitleLeaving Port Askaig
ComposerWillie Ross (1878–1966)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeA4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-03-03
Last updated2017-03-03
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Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 3 March 2017

Tune of the Day: Leaving Port Askaig

Scottish march tune

This lilting 6/8-time march was composed in 1926 by Pipe Major Willie Ross, and is considered one of his best. Like many pipe tunes, it is to be played in the key of A Mixolydian, which is like A major but with G-naturals instead of G-sharps.

Port Askaig is a port village on the east coast of Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.