Source: Mick Moloney, Eugene O’Donnell, Seamus Egan - "3 Way Street"
This is listed as a highland on Altan’s ‘The Blue Idol,’ although it almost sounds like a strathspey with all the triplets and the dotted rhythms. It’s played with quite a bit of swing.
On ‘The Blue Idol’ -
it’s actually a highland; apparently Ulstermen (and -women) adapted the Scottish strathspey for their own use.
All the tunes on that track are highlands, save for no. 4, which is a setting of the reel ‘Wild Irishman’
Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds played this one very nicely as part of a strathspey medley on their Shanachie LP.
The Four Provinces Fling
This is a version of a Scots strathspey called "Duncan Davidson".
“Duncan Davidson’s (filed under ‘hornpipe’) Strathspey / Highland Fling”
Submitted on March 5th 2004 by errik.
“The Four Provinces” / “Duncan Davidson” ~ Highland Fling / Strathspey
Submitted on October 9th 2003 by gian marco.
X:2 from McGann & Reynolds. A piping friend was playing this busy setting, knew it under the Paddy Killoran’s Highland title from a Seamus Quinn record. Hey, you can queue up Frs. Quinn and Hastings playing the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jugzfya9OOM Whoever I picked it up from played a simpler version. Surprised there haven’t been more additions to this old tune over the years, there are a veritable panoply of them in old books: http://tunearch.org/wiki/Duncan_Davidson