Adam’s Nightmare reel

By Kevin Henderson

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Adam's Nightmare has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Adam's Nightmare
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAAE GABA|B^cBA Bd G2-|G2 GF GBdB|dedB cBAG|
EAAE GABA|B^cBA Bd G2-|G2 GF GBdB|1 dedB EAAG:|2 dedB dega||
cege ga d2-|dBdf adfa|g3f gfed|edBA Bdeg|
cege ga d2-|dBdf adfa|g3f gfed|Bded egfg|
cege ga d2-|dBdf adfa|b3c' bagb|add/d/d dBde|
cege ga d2-|dBde dcBG|A3A2 GE2-|EGAG A4||
# Added by DaveF .
2
X: 2
T: Adam's Nightmare
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:DGGD FGAG|A^BAG Ac F2-|F2 FE FAcA|cdcA BAGF|
DGGD FGAG|A^BAG Ac F2-|F2 FE FAcA|1 cdcA DGGF:|2 cdcA cdfg||
Bdfd fg c2-|cAce gceg|f3e fedc|dcAG Acdf|
Bdfd fg c2-|cAce gceg|f3e fedc|Acdc dfef|
Bdfd fg c2-|cAce gceg|a3b agfa|gcc/c/c cAcd|
Bdfd fg c2-|cAcd cBAF|G3G2 FD2-|DFGF G4||
# Added by Ben L .

Two comments

Adam’s Nightmare

Kevin Henderson (Session A9, Boys of the Lough, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc) composed this reel for his good friend Adam Sutherland, one of Scotland’s top fiddle players and composers. Adam had sent Kevin a text message one morning with a recording attached asking if he had taught him the tune in the recording, as he had dreamt the night before that Kevin had taught it and they had been playing it together in a session. Kevin didn’t recognize the tune at all so he decided he would write Adam a tune!

Transcribed from The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’s album “Bonfrost”. They do a fair bit of variations that I haven’t included. This is what think, the bare bones of the tune. Also, I’ve transposed it to make it whistle/flute friendly.

https://thenordicfiddlersbloc.bandcamp.com/track/adam-s-nightmare

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