The Tory Island Highland strathspey

Also known as The Tory Highland, The Tory Island Highland Fling.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Tory Island Highland has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Tory Island Highland
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BDD2 EGGB|dBB2 A2GA|BDD2 EGGB|1 dBA2 G2GA:|2 dBA2 G3z||
Bdd2 egge|dBB2 A2GA|Bdd2 egge|dBA2 G3z|
Bdd2 egge|d2dB A2GA|BDD2 EGGB|dBA2 G2GA||
2
X: 2
T: The Tory Island Highland
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A |B>D (3DDD E>G (3GGG | d>BG<B (3ABA (3FGA |B>D D2 E>GG>B | d>BA<B G2 :|
G>A |B>d (3ddd e>g (3ggg | d>BG<B A2 G>A |B>d d2 e>gg>e | d>BA<B G2 (3FGA |
B>d d2 e>g g2 | d>gB<G A2- A>G |B>D D2 E>GG>e | d>BA<F G2 |]

Six comments

The Tory Highland

I kind of recognise it, but it’s eluding me at the moment. I’ll keep searching my brain…

It’s a common time version of "A Hundred Pipers".

"The Tory (Island) Highland"

What’s wrong with Briain O’Domhnaill’s name for it? 😏

I love the "Hundred Pipers" connection, nice catch Weejie:

"100 Pipers"
# Added by Trevor Jennings - December 19th, 2002
https://thesession.org/tunes/1232

"The 100 Pipers March"
# Added by ceolachan - December 6th, 2008
https://thesession.org/tunes/9146

X: 2 "The Tory Island Highland"

I’m pretty sure we’ve danced this on the island, and I might even have a recording of it, but for now, here’s some other ways with it as a highland fling…

No, there’s nothing wrong with the name Briain O’Domhnaill gives to this tune. But there should be a more interesting one!