Irish Guards Welcome to Toronto

This was written by Angus MacDowell from Montreal, who has written some very good stuff, including the little reel "Christie MacLeod," which I believe is in Scots Guards II.

 

"The Irish Guards" is in Bob Worrall's Book 2, and the description reads: "In June and August of 1981, the Irish Guards (1st Bn.) and the 48th Highlanders Pipes & Drums and Military Band played together at the Wembley Military Musical Pageant and the Canadian National Exhibition's Scottish World Festival. Angus wrote the tune at the suggestion of Bobby Archer, a side drummer with the Irish Guards."

I'll Gang Nea Mair Tae Yon Toon

"I'll Go No More to Your Town,” 

 

John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection (pg. 6). The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel's Budget"), which he published c. 1800. O’Neill (1922) remarks: “Popular since its first publication in Bremner's Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances 1767, ‘I'll gae nae mair to yon town’ has been a fruitful source of variants which circulated under various titles.