The Marquis Of Huntly reel

Also known as The Marquis Of Huntley.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn (a few times) and Miss Lyall (a few times).

The Marquis Of Huntly has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Marquis Of Huntly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A,2 CE AEAB | cAdc BAGF | EA,CE AEcA | dBec fe^de |
ce{g}ag fedc | decd BcAE | CEAE DFBA |[1 GE c/c/B A2 _A,2 :|[2 GE c/c/B A2 .A2 ||
|: A2 ce aAgA | aefa ecBA | G/G/E GB dEcE | dEGB AGFE |
A2 ce aAgA | aefa ecBA | ceaf dfba |[1 gefg a2 A2 :|[2 gefg a2 _A,2 ||
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Five comments

Source: Sean Keane, Jig It in Style.

In the notes, the tune is attributed to William Marshall of Fochabers, Morayshire.

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Most of the links here are to completely different tunes. This tune is in fact a reel, not a hornpipe, and is simply called The Marquis Of Huntly’s Reel (one of two or three tunes of that title). It was supposedly written by Peter Milne, a famous fiddler from Tarland in Aberdeenshire, and first appeared in his collection of 1870.
There is another, different tune, which has the same name which is attributed to William Marshall

Thank you "niall_kenny", for those quite important informations. The type of dance is changed, now… Since Sean Keane’s version probably is an arranged one, feel free to post the original abc in the comments (if you have it).

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Sean Keane wouldn’t be the best musician to learn Scottish music from. I think Paul Anderson - also a fiddler from Tarland - recently released a book of Peter Milne’s tunes, in fact just a couple of weeks ago. Should be available, possibly from the Elphinstone Institute of Aberdeen University.

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