Mrs Dundas Of Arniston reel

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tommy Bhetty’s (a few times).

Mrs Dundas Of Arniston has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Mrs Dundas Of Arniston
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3f ecAc | dBGB AFDF | G3B AFDF |1 GEDC D2A2 :|2 GEDC D2g2 ||
|: fafd ceac | BdgB AdfA | GBeG FAdf |1 gedc d2g2 :|2 gedc dABc ||

Ten comments

Gan Ainm

This is the first tune of the second track (The Big Mistake) of Sharon Shannon’s "Out the Gap".
I can’t find it anywhere in ABC, so here it is for you all.
Anyone know the real name of it? Sounds very Scottish to me.

Re: Gan Ainm

I’m fairly sure this is on an early "Battlefield Band" album.

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Re: Gan Ainm

The tune is called "Mrs Dundas of Arniston" and was composed by William Gow.

Re: Gan Ainm

Thank you very much for the information Nigel!

Re: Mrs Dundas Of Arniston

This is weird. It’s showing up as being on 11 recordings, but it’s nothing of the sort. When you look at the recordings, it’s turning up as the "Gan Ainm" entries, where a tune title is unknown.

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Re: Mrs Dundas Of Arniston

This reel is normally played in C and sounds so much better in that key. The original notation is also in C

Re: Mrs Dundas Of Arniston

Sorry I should add that although the notation I have is in C. The original MS is in D maj. composed by Nathaniel Gow.

Re: Mrs Dundas Of Arniston

Yes I know it’s in C originally, but Sharon Shannon plays it in D on her "Out the Gap" album, and that’s where I got it from.

Re: Mrs Dundas Of Arniston

"…composed by Nathaniel Gow…"

Although Nathaniel Gow composed a tune called "MISS Dundas of Arniston", it’s a different tune - a reel in D - not the one above. The reel in C was composed by Nathaniel’s older brother William (1751-1791).