John Howat’s reel

Also known as Highland Mist, Howard, John Howat, John Howats, John Howatt, John Howatt’s, John Howett.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

John Howat’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

John Howat's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: John Howat's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fg \
| "D"a2fd "A7"g2ec | "D"d2AG "D7"FDFA | "G"E2FG ABcd | "Em"eAfA "A7"g2 fg |
"D"a2fd "A7"g2ec | "D"d2AG FDFA |"Em"E2FG ABcd | "A7"eABc "D"d2 :|]
|:A2|"D"defg "D7"aAfA | "G"gfed "A7"ceAe | "D"defg aAfA | "E7"gba^g "A7"a3 =g |
"D"abaf "Em"gfed |"A7"eAfA GFEG | "D"F2AF "G"G2BG | "A7"Adce "D"d2 :|]
X: 2
T: John Howat's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g |: (3fga fd g2 ec | d2 A2 zDFD | E2 FG ABcd | eAfA g2 fg |
(3fga fd g2 ec | d2 AG FD D2 | E2 FG ABcd |1 eABc defg :|2 eABc d2 ||
|: dc | defg a2 gf | gfed ceAe | defg a2 gf | gba^g a2 ag |
abaf gfed | eAfA GFED | F2 AF G2 BG | Adce d2 :|

Five comments

John Howat’s

Good for step-dancing: but couldn’t find this in the Session tunes index.
- 19th century tune/strathspey attributed to Hugh Dunlop by Kerr.
Chords and notation from the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire #10.3

Re: John Howat’s

It feels more like a hornpipe to me, though it plays well as a strathspey or a rant, too.

Re: John Howat’s

This is the second tune in a set on the Greenfield Dance Band’s CD "High Clouds" paired in a set with
Bonnie Isabel Robertson
An excellent CD filled with good tunes played well

John Howat’s, X:2

I transcribed this setting from the playing of Joseph Cormier.

Re: John Howat’s

I’ve known it as a reel. First heard it at Ashokan Northern Week and it knocked my socks off.
Sylvia Miskoe