John Howat’s reel

By Hugh Dunlop

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

There are 10 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

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