This was transcribed from a 78rpm record in my collection from Scots melodeon player Peter Leatham. The A part of the tune is extremely similar to the hornpipe “Fly By Night”: https://thesession.org/tunes/3122
but the B part is quite different, which is why I thought it merited a separate entry.
Also a strathspey of the same name
Nigel, you’ll probably be aware that there is a strathspey of the same name.
I’m just mentioning this as the list of recordings which “magically appear” on the front page will probably refer to the strathspey rather than the hornpipe.
Jessie Smith Hornpipe
I know, John, but what can you do? I can’t distinguish by calling it “Jessie Smith Hornpipe” because the “Hornpipe” is automatically docked. Now, though, anyone looking for the strathspey and ending up here will see your link and spend the rest of the week happy. 🙂
“Arthur Seat” by James Galway and the Chieftains
I prefer to associate nearer
Jessie Smith hornpipe = Arthur Seat
Fly by night = Arthur Seat
This is my transcription of “Arthur Seat” from “Over the sea to skye” by James Galway & the Chieftains, track 2, tune 3