Arthur’s Seat reel

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Eugene Stratton (lots of times), The Banks (a few times), The Darling (a few times) and Madame Neruda (a few times).

Arthur’s Seat has been added to 1 tune set.

Arthur's Seat has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Arthur's Seat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
c|BF~F2 d2de|cAeA fedc|BF~F2 d2de|fedc dBBc|
BF~F2 d2de|cBAa fedc|BF~F2 d2de|fedc dBB||
c|Bbba gfed|caed cAAc|Bbba gfed|caec dBBc|
Bbba gfed|caed cAAc|BFBc dcde|fedc dBB||

Seven comments

Arthur’s Seat (reel)

This is a Scottish reel written along the lines of the Musical Priest. It comes from the fiddle and whistle duet playing of Duncan Dyker and Dougie Pincock. The notes of the recording inform that it appears in the Athole Collection (1884).

This tune was written by J.Scott Skinner.

No it wasn’t….

2 different tunes with the same name, and this is not the Scott Skinner one.

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Arthurs Seat

There have always been questions about the origins of some tunes claimed to be written by James Scott Skinner

Sean Macutcheon said, "There have always been questions about the origins of some tunes claimed to be written by James Scott Skinner…"

Would you like to elaborate on this statement, Sean?

Arthur’s Seat

There are four tunes called "Arthur’s Seat" that I know of:

1) The reel above in B minor from the Athole Collection (1884)
2) The hornpipe in B flat composed by Scott Skinner.
3) A reel in E major in William Marshall’s 1781 collection.
4) A reel in G major in David Young’s manuscript, c.1740.

Sean Macutcheon’s comment about there being questions about Scott Skinner’s claims is wholly wrong.