The Wedding Day reel

Also known as The Wedding Day Fling.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Wedding Day has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Wedding Day
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D2DE FAA2|BAFD EDB2|D2DE FAA2|BAFD E2A2|
D2DE FAAA|BAFD EDB2|d2dA BAFB|ADGF E4:|
d2de fdBd|c2cd ecAF|G2GA BGFE|FAGF E2D2|
d2de fdBd|c2cd ecAF|G2GA BGFE|ADGF E4|
d2de fdBd|c2cd ecAF|G2GA BGFE|FAGF E2D2|
d2de faaa|bdad g2a2|fagf Bcdf|e4 A4|
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X: 2
T: The Wedding Day
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[2 d2 d>A B>AF>B | A>DG>F E2 ||
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X: 3
T: The Wedding Day
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 D>E F>A A2 | B>AF>D E>D B2 | D2 D>E F>A A2 | B>AF>D E2 A2 |
D>AD>E F>A (3AAA | B>A (3FED E>D B2 | d2 d>A B>AF>B | A>DG>F E2 :|
d2 d>e f>d (3Bcd | c2 c>d e>cA>F | G2 G>A B2 (3GFE | F>AG>F (3EFE (3ABc |
[1 d2 d>e f>dB>d | c>Ac>d e>cA>F | G>DG>A B>G (3dcB | A>dG>F E2 :|
[2 d2 d>e f>a (3aaa | b>da>d g>AA>a | f>a (3agf B>c (3dcB | e>A (3edc d2 |]
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Four comments

How to play, author

The tune is more supposed to be a fling than a reel and thought to be best played in tempo moderato.
This tune had been composed by Eugene Liubarski, who is Irish music-lover from Kyiv, Ukraine. In the past he was playing in the local Celtic folk band called "Run" ("Secret") (www.run-folk-band.narod.ru). He gives this and other tunes to Ireland and the whole world. Besides, Eugene also studies traditional chinese qigong practice called Falungong which had given him great health of body and peace of mind. Despite of Falungong is spread and favoured in many countries of the world, it is cruelly persecuted by communist regime in its native land - China.

At last i’ve heard it in midi! That is a really interesting tune! Respect to Eugene Liubarski :)!

Highlands, Flings, Highland Flings, Highland Schottisches ~

I’d recommend you first learn a few before attempting the creation of one. It also wouldn’t hurt to know at least one of the dances that this music is used for.

Since as it is it’s not a fling, here’s a quick attempt at making it so ~

X: 2
T: Wedding Day Fling, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: fling
K: Dmaj
|: A>F |\
D2 D>E F>A A2 | B>AF>D E>D B2 |
[1 D2 D>E F>A A2 | B>AF>D E2 :|
[2 d2 d>A B>AF>B | A>DG>F E2 ||
|: (3ABc |\
d2 d>e f>dB>d | c2 c>d e>cA>F |
[1G2 G>A B>GF>E | A>DG>F E2 :|
[2 f>ag>f (3Bcd A>f | e2 (3ABc d2 |]

32 bars ~ and fling-ish ~ barndance, German, schottische, hornpipe ~ :-/

Taking it elsewhere ~ ? ~

X: 3
T: Wedding Day, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: ?
K: Dmaj
|: (3BAF |\
D2 D>E F>A A2 | B>AF>D E>D B2 | D2 D>E F>A A2 | B>AF>D E2 A2 |
D>AD>E F>A (3AAA | B>A (3FED E>D B2 | d2 d>A B>AF>B | A>DG>F E2 :|
|: (3ABc |\
d2 d>e f>d (3Bcd | c2 c>d e>cA>F | G2 G>A B2 (3GFE | F>AG>F (3EFE (3ABc |
[1 d2 d>e f>dB>d | c>Ac>d e>cA>F | G>DG>A B>G (3dcB | A>dG>F E2 :|
[2 d2 d>e f>a (3aaa | b>da>d g>AA>a | f>a (3agf B>c (3dcB | e>A (3edc d2 |]