Stirling Castle strathspey

Also known as Grey Day Light, Grey Daylight, The Kirn, Sterling Castle.

There are 69 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Stirling Castle appears in 1 other tune collection.

Stirling Castle has been added to 8 tune sets.

Stirling Castle has been added to 164 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Stirling Castle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|D2 F>A D>A F<A|A,2 C>E A,>E C<E|D2 F>A D>A F<A|(3Bcd (3efg (3fed (3cBA|
D2 F>A D>A F<A|A,2 C>E A,>E C<E|D2 F>A D>A F<A|(3Bcd (3efg f<d d:|
A|d2 f>d g>e f>d|g2 e>d c>B (3ABc|d2 f>d g>e f>d|(3Bcd (3efg f<d d>A|
d/d/d f>d g>e f>d|B2 c>d (3efd (3cBA|(3fga (3gfe (3dcB (3AGF|(3GAB (3ABc d2 d:|
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2
X: 2
T: Stirling Castle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2 f>d g>e f>d|B2 c>d (3efe (3cBA|d2 f>d g>e f>d|(3Bcd (3efg fA|dd g>e f>d|g2 e>d c|
# Added by cj .
3
X: 3
T: Stirling Castle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 F>A D>A F<A|A,2 C>E A,>E C>E|D2 F>A D>A F>A|(3Bcd (3efg (3fed (3cBA|
D2 F>A D>A F<A|A,2 C>E A,>E C>E|D2 F>A D>A F>A|(3Bcd (3efg f<d d>c||
d>e f>a g>e f>d|B2 c>d (3efd (3cBA|d>e f>a g>e f>d|(3Bcd (3efg f<d d>A|
d>e f>a g>e f>d|B2 g>f (3efd (3cBA|(3fga (3gfe (3dcB (3AGF|(3GAB (3ABc (3dAG (3FGE||

Eight comments

Stirling Castle

This version from Kerr’s Violin via Barbara McOwen, a Boston Scottish fiddler.

Mozart Allen in 1961 published a version in 1961 without any "snaps" in the A part, and a variant on the B

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A | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B2 c>d (3efe (3cBA | d2 f>d g>e f>d | (3Bcd (3efg fA | dd g>e f>d | g2 e>d c

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Thanks

I’ve had parts of that tune taught to me … but the whole piece is a delight. I’ve transposed it to the Alto clef and have been working on a duet with Viola and Mandola (CGDa). This is coming along great. Thanks again CJ.

Skye Collection

This tune can be found in print dating back to 1887 in the Skye Collection, which is now available as a second edition by Paul Cranford (http://www.cranfordpub.com/). It’s a lovely strathspey. I have also heard it played as a clog by Joe Derrane, very nice. Cheers!

Stirling Castle

This has also been called "Harvest Home" (the tune is unrelated to the hornpipe of the same name), "Grey Daylight" and "The Kirn".

Re: Stirling Castle

I don’t think I will be attempting this on my tin whistle for a while….

Stirling Castle, X:3

Version is based on the recording of Ciarán Ó Maonaigh on the album The High Seas.

On The High Seas the tune is played as part of the following set
1. Stirling Castle
2. The Lowlands of Scotland
3. Mooney’s Reel

Following Stirling Castle I play Laird of Drumblair (https://thesession.org/tunes/170) for the tunes fit together perfectly due to their similar rythmic structure.

Listen to the Stirling Castle played by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh:
https://youtu.be/DG8R1NUOoww