The Doon Highland strathspey

Also known as Highlander’s Kneebuckle, The Highlander’s Kneebuckle, Pat Ward’s, Pat Ward’s Fling.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Doon Highland has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Doon Highland
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A>F |D2 A>D B>DA>D | F>AA>F (3EFE (3GFE |
(3DDD A>D B>DA>D |[1 (3Bcd e>c d>B :|[2 B>d (3edc d2 (3dcB ||
A>df>d e>df>d | A>df>d (3efe d>B |\
(3ABA f>d e>d f2 | g<fe>d (3BcB A>^G |
A>df>d (3efe (3fed | A<df>d e2 e>f |\
g>ef>d e>cd>A | (3Bcd e>c d>B |]
ABC
X: 2
T: The Doon Highland
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AF |D2 AD BDAD | FAAF E2 FE | (3DDD AD BD A2 |[1 (3Bcd ec dB :|[2 (3Bcd ec dA (3Bcd ||
Ad (3fed edfd | Adfd (3efe dB | (3ABA fd (3efe fd | gefd ecdB |
A2 fd ed (3fed | Adfd e^def | g2 fd ecdA | Bdec d2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: The Doon Highland
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FDAD BDAG | FDAF E2EF | FDAD BDAF |1 Adce dBAG :| 2 Adce d2d2 ||:
d2fd edfd | d2fd B2B2 | d2fd edef | gfed BdAB |
d2fd edfd | d2fd B2B2 | gfed dcBA | Bdce dBAG ||
# Added by Nico .
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Eight comments

“Pat Ward’s” ~ submitted as a ‘slide’ over here:

Submitted on September 9th 2003 by gian marco.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1964

Anyone catching a few comments I made about finding barndances notated as 12/8, along the lines of a slide, well, Dow/Mark took my attention in finding this highland fling notated as a slide… Thanks for the that Mark, it is sure to get me in trouble now with GM… ;-)

“Pat Ward’s Single Reel” ~ this way too it swings well:

R: single reel
K: D Major
|: AF |
D2 AD BDAD | FAAF E2 FE |
(3DDD AD BD A2 |1 (3Bcd ec dB :|
2 (3Bcd ec dA (3Bcd ||
Ad (3fed edfd | Adfd (3efe dB |
(3ABA fd (3efe fd | gefd ecdB |
A2 fd ed (3fed | Adfd e^def |
g2 fd ecdA | Bdec d2 ||

I’ve just noticed a missed screw-up in the notation, the B-Part should not have that repeat sign at the beginning. The ABC’s have been corrected. In total the tune is only 16 bars, 8 total for the A-part and it’s repeat, and 8 for the B-part…as it shows for the single reel in the comments previously… Apologies…

Highlander’s Kneebuckle

X: 1
T: The Highlander’s Kneebuckle
S: Tune of the Munster Pipers
M: 2/4
L: 1/16
R: Fling or Reel
K: Dmaj
|: FDAD BDAG | FDAF E2EF | FDAD BDAF |1 Adce dBAG :| 2 Adce d2d2 ||:
d2fd edfd | d2fd B2B2 | d2fd edef | gfed BdAB |
d2fd edfd | d2fd B2B2 | gfed dcBA | BdcedBAG ||

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Brilliant Nico, thanks tons.

The collection "Tunes of the Munster Pipers" has been on my wish list ever since it was released…

Thanks and you’re welcome.

I’ve been wondering about ask my father and this tune for a while, thinking that they kind of work better as flings than slides / single jigs, and also just thinking about that whole relationship in general, so when I was perusing the TofMP again this morning it finally jumped out at me.

You should definitely get the book, it is very very interesting and useful.

One of the curious things is that almost all the reels in the book are single reels, and a fair few of them might as well be flings (like this one) or barndances, but there’s no distinction made.

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The move from fling to single reel is a small step often made…