Cawdor Fair barndance

Also known as The Hawthorn Tree Of Cawdor.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

Cawdor Fair has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Cawdor Fair
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
c|dcBA (Bd)F2|ABAF A2 Ac|dcBA (Bd) F2|E2 FA B2 Bc|
dcBA (Bd) F2|ABAF A2 Ac|dcBA (Bd) F2|E2 FA B2B||
A|(Ad)dc d2 dc|(Be)ed e2 de|fedc dcBA Bdce d2d2|
(Ad)dc d2 dc|(Be)ed e2 de|fedc dcBA|Bdce d2d||
# Added by JACKB .

Two comments

Re: Cawdor Fair

If you cut out the repeats, this reminds of a nursery rhyme I learned as a kid, seems to go back several hundred years. Makes a good dance tune though:

Re: Cawdor Fair

I love this tune. Played in Cape Breton as a strathspey (seven out of twelve recordings currently listed are Cape Breton), though I know it is in at least one book as a reel. I think it’s in the Athole collection, it is also in oneof Kinnon Beaton’s tunebooks. Link to a Dave MacIsaac Cape Breton setting: