Scottish tune name request

Scottish tune name request

Does anyone recognise this interesting little fling (or schottische) that was played by a Scots fiddler at a local session recently?
https://soundcloud.com/dogbox/montys-fling

I’ve transcribed the tune but would like to check it hasn’t already been submitted.

thanks, Ian

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It sounds more like a 2/4 march than a fling or schottische, I think. But I don’t know it, so I’m probably no help.

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Thought it was like The Sidlaw Hills but then it went to a different place, as it were.

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I agree, DonaldK. It sounds as if someone took the Sidlaw Hills apart and put it together in a different order.

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Another who isn’t sure but also thinks it sounds a bit like Sidlaw Hills. If you find out what the name is from the fiddler (if they know), come back and let us know!

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I did ask the fiddler at the time but couldn’t understand his accent (!) … sounded like he said ‘Bowling Brae’ .
There is a completely different reel called Brumley Brae.

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I looked through the bagpipe tune encyclopedia and there’s nothing resembling "Bowling Brae".

There are dozens of marches that sound very similar to your tune, however.

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Sounds to me like a mix of Sidlaw Hills - as others have said - and Doun The Burn, Davie Love, by James Hook (1746-1827). I see it is on John Chambers’ site - at http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind and search for Doun the Burn.