Tune ID

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Hmm, it sounds Scottish to me, maybe a new composition, something that Ian Hardie could have written. Or, of course, David Doocey himself.

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Fantastic reel, I’d love to know the name as well.

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Can’t help with this one Tom, but I’m absolutely certain I’ve heard it before. The change into the 2nd part is quite memorable. I think jeff might be on the right track with it being a recent Scottish composition. I’d suggest getting the first 2 bars of the 2nd part and sticking it through "Tunepal" and see what come up. Ian Hardie is a possibility as composer, another candidate might be Charlie McKerron, maybe Adam Sutherland. Just a gut feeling, could be totally wrong, but I’m sure someone here must know it.

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some parts remind me Antrim rose… but I could be wrong

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The more I go through the tune in my head, the more familiar it sounds. It’s still something I associate with a Scottish band/musician (or from Northern England), definitely on fiddle, and probably in A (but maybe a tone below - G). Blazing Fiddles? Capercallie? 422? Boys of the Lough?

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And now I think I might have heard the opening bar as AFFA E3F, and last time through A2F2 E3F (even AzFz EzzF) with everybody doing the "breaks" (fiddle(s), flute and maybe (piano) accordion).

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Interesting Jeff - still not found it myself! Must keep hunting…

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I contacted David to learn more about this tune, sadly he doesn’t even know the name. This is what he said:

"Hey Khelton! How are things? I’m not sure of that tunes name, I learned it from Brona who learned it when she was in Cape Breton for a while. Sorry I can’t be of more assistance!"

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19968260/David.png (Screenshot of his explanation)

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Thanks for investigating Khelton!

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Great! So it WAS Blazin Fiddles after all!