Huntington Castle waltz

Also known as Huntingtone Castle.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Huntington Castle has been added to 3 tune sets.

Huntington Castle has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Huntington Castle
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B,2|:E3 FE2|G4 A2|B4 A2|F3 ED2|E3 FE2|G4 A2|B3 AB2|d4 e2|
f3 ed2|Bd3 B2|A3 BA2|F3 ED2|E3 FE2|G2 A2 B2|AG3 F2|1 .E4B,2:|2 .E4 d2||
|:e3 fe2|d3 cB2|A2 B2 A2|F3 ED2|E2 e2 e2|e3 fg2|f2 e2 ^d2|e4f2|
g3 af2|e3 fd2|B2 d2 A2|F3 ED2|E3 FE2|G2 A2 B2|AG3 F2|1 .E4 d2:|2 .E6||
2
X: 2
T: Huntington Castle
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
[M:6/8]
B,|E>FE {F}G2 A|B2 A F>ED|E>FE {F}G2 A|B>AB d2 e|
f>ed B>dB|A>BA F>ED|E>FE {F}GAB|A>GF E2:|
|:d|e>fe d>cB|A>BA F>ED|Eee e>fg|fe^d e2 f|
g>af e>fd|B>dA F>ED|E>FE {F}G>AB|AGF E2:||

Fifteen comments

Huntington Castle

One of my favorite Scottish slow airs to be played with expression and a little hesitation (snap) on the long notes.

Huntington Castle

Can you tell where YOU got it, Roads To Home?

Huntington Castle

@Nigel: Sent PM.

Huntingtone Castle

I used to play this with an Edinburgh folk group some 20 years ago. One of the other people in the band brought it along, so I don’t know where it came from. I see that it was published in John Bowie’s Collection of 1789, but I haven’t seen that tome. I’ve always liked it, but haven’t played it much recently.

There’s a possible Edinburgh connection. I’ll ask Amy if she has more detail on the tune.
I have heard it associated with Cape Breton on occasion but had always assumed it an older tune.
I’ve nae seen the John Bowie’s Collection either.

Bowie Version

Basically the same, but in 6/8, and marked "slow".

X:2
T:Huntingtone Castle
S:John Bowie MS, 1789
R:Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Emin
B,|E>FE {F}G2 A|B2 A F>ED|E>FE {F}G2 A|B>AB d2 e|
f>ed B>dB|A>BA F>ED|E>FE {F}GAB|A>GF E2:|
|:d|e>fe d>cB|A>BA F>ED|Eee e>fg|fe^d e2 f|
g>af e>fd|B>dA F>ED|E>FE {F}G>AB|AGF E2:||

Thanks weejie, yes the key is Em rather than G. Doesn’t change the tune any since Em is the relative minor of G.
Do you have the John Bowie Collection?

I got the Bowie Collection via Christine Martin.

I found Simon Chadwick’s "Early Gaelic Harp Emporium" had the Bowie book photo copied with pdf file on a CD-R but it was sold out. I think there may be another e-source out there… I’ll keep looking.

Yes, thanks Weejie.
I had just found this as an e-book download from scotlandmusic.com for around 8£.
It downloads as a pdf and has original dance notes.

Re: Huntington Castle

I have just noticed that there is a Huntingtower castle in Scotland. Could it be a spelling mistake?

Re: Huntingtone Castle

Hello, Chris. I’m afraid I don’t know the definitive answer - I’ve often wondered. Your theory about a spelling mistake is possible because Huntingtower is just outside John Bowie’s home town. At the same time, with John Bowie being from Perth, he would be aware of Huntingtower and would hardly be likely to make such a mistake. There is no composer attached to the tune in Bowie’s collection.

Re: Huntington Castle

The digital version of the original score is at Glasgow University, where it is spelled Huntingtone, with the e.
It is written in 6/8 as in X2. See: http://hms.scot/fiddle/copy/1/
But no further clues as which castle! Nice tune, a bit reminiscent of Hills of Glenorchy.