Smith’s Burn reel

Also known as The Smith’s Burn.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Smith's Burn has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Smith's Burn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d|c2 ec fddf|ecA=c B=GGB|c2 ec fddf|ecBc A/A/A A:|
g|a2 ec fddf|a2 ec B/B/B Bg|a2 ec fddf|ecBc A/A/A Ag|
a2 ec fddf|a2 ec B/B/B Bg|agfe fgaf|ecBc A/A/A A||
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X: 2
T: Smith's Burn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|A/A/A AB cBAc|BGDC B,A,G,A|EAcB Acea|1 gedB A2A2:|2 gedB A/A/A Ad||
|eaga egdA|Bgdg BGGd|eaga egdg|ecdB A/A/A Ad|
|eaga egdA|Bgdg BGGB|ABcA Bcdg|ecdB A2A2|]
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Three comments

Smith’s Burn

This reel is popular in Cape Breton. Written by James Stewart Robinson of Scotland.

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This tune can be found in the Cape Breton Fiddlers Collection from Cranford Publications.

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2nd A minor setting

This is the tune listed as The Smith’s Burn that Alex Francis MacKay plays on A Lifelong Home. I suspect it is mislabeled. It sounds completely different to my ears. The tune he plays before it in the set has labeling issues as well.

Thumbed through the Athole Collection but did not spy it…the mystery continues. Any info would be greatly appreciated.