The Marquis Of Huntly’s barndance

Also known as Marquis Of Huntley, The Marquis Of Huntley’s Highland Fling, The Marquis Of Huntley, Marquis Of Huntly, The Marquis Of Huntly.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with George I. Taylor (lots of times), The Mathematician (a few times), The Pigeon On The Gate (a few times), The Star Of Munster (a few times).

The Marquis Of Huntly's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 fd ge fd | B2 ed cA Ac | d2 fd ge fd | Be d/c/B/A/ d2 :|
|: B2 | AD (3FED AB df | ge fd ed Bd | AD (3FED AB db | af ef d2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B2 e>d c<A A>c | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B>e d/c/B/A d2 :|
|: B2 | A>D (3FED A>B d>f | g>e f>d e>d B>d | A>D (3FED A>B d<b | a>f e>f d2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 A2 | D4 | Em A D2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 G2 | D2 G2 | D A D2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d<df>d g>ef>d | B<Be>d c<AA>c |\
d<df>d g>ef>d | B>e d/c/B/A/ d2- d :|
|: B |A>D F/E/D A>Bd>f | g>ef>d e>dB<d |\
A>D F/E/D A>Bd>b | a<fe>f d2- d :|
ABC
X: 4
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 f>d g>ef>d | B2 e>d c>Bc<A |\
d2 f>d g>ef>d | B>e d/c/B/A/ d2 d :|
|: B |A>DF<D F<AA>f | g>ef>d e>dB<d |\
A>DF<D F<AA>f | a>fe<f d2 d :|
ABC

Eleven comments

The Marquis of Huntley’s Fling

Found this bright little tune in ‘The Fiddler’s Tune-Book’. Here it is with swing:

X: 1
T: Marquis of Huntley’s, The
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Reels & Rants, Flings & Fancies; p.29, No.121.
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 300
R: highland fling
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B2 e>d c<A A>c | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B>e d/c/B/A d2 :|
|: B2 | A>D (3FED A>B d>f | g>e f>d e>d B>d | A>D (3FED A>B d<b | a>f e>f d2 :|

The setting is given as follows:

|: D4 | Em2 A2 | D4 | Em A D2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 G2 | D2 G2 | D A D2 :|

Cheers!

Two different “Marquis of Huntly / Huntley” ~ strathspey / highland fling

That’s what I get for having two windows open at the same time. :-/

"The Marquis Of Huntley"
Submitted on January 19th 2007 by f.pellerin.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/6666

That’s the one referred to above.

I was looking for this melody, as given here by mrkelahan, because it is familiar, but I think by a different name, and I was half sure it was already on site? In doing a search I crossed wires with the two different melodies currently carrying this name on site here.

I’m not so sure that Kennedy, "The Fiddler’s Tune-Book", got the name right on this one? But, there are some members on site here that would likely have a quicker connection here. I’ll drop a note to a couple of those knowledgeable souls, fingers crossed.

I’ll try to remember to come back and add another version of this, one with a second ending…

“Denis Murphy’s Strathspey”

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/159/comments

* with minor editing, for example from 32 bars to 16 :-/

Jerry O’Sullivan’s version.
X: 1
T: Denis Murphy’s Strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
d2 f>d g>ef>d | B2 e>d c>Bc<A |
d2 f>d g>ef>d | B>e d/c/B/A/ d2 d :|
|: B |\
A>DF<D F<AA>f | g>ef>d e>dB<d |
A>DF<D F<AA>f | a>fe<f d2 d :|

# Posted on July 7th 2007 by JACKB

~ some version of the Strathspey "Stirling Castle"? :-/ ~ or a relative?

Another melody to compare with this one is the reel "The Grey Daylight", which is in "O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 256, tune #1372…

What does the “setting referr to?

Earlier mrkelahan said about The Marquis of Huntley’s Fling:

The setting is given as follows:

|: D4 | Em2 A2 | D4 | Em A D2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 G2 | D2 G2 | D A D2 :|

The tune is delightful but what is the setting? Thanks!

The town is "Huntly" and the peerage relates to that town. "Huntley" is a village in Gloucestershire.

X: 4 “The Marquis of Huntly”

(but submitted as "Denis Murphy’s Strathspey"!?)
Z: # Posted by JACKB - July 7th, 2007
In the comments here: http://thesession.org/tunes/159