Duncan Davidson’s strathspey

Also known as Ducan Davidson, Duncan Davidson, Duncan Davidson’s Fling, Duncan Davidson’s Highland, Duncan Davidson’s Highland Fling, The Four Provinces Fling, Paddy Killoran’s Highland, Paddy Killoran’s Highland Fling, Paddy Kiloran’s Highland.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Duncan Davidson’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Duncan Davidson's has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Duncan Davidson's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DF AB A<F d2|DF AB A<F E2|DF AB A<F de|1fd eg fd AF:|2fd eg fd de||
f2 f2 gf ed|cA AB cd eg|f2 fa gf ed|ce ag fd de|
f2 f2 gf ed|cA AB cd eg|(3fed (3edc dB AF|GB AF GF EF|
X: 2
T: Duncan Davidson's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAB A<F d2|DFAB A<F E2|DFAB A<F d>e|(3fga (3efg f<d d2|
DFAB A<F d2|DFAB A<F E2|DFAB A<F d>e|(3fga (3efg f<d d>e|
f<d fa gfed|(3cBA eAfA e>e|f<d fa gfed|(3Bcd (3efg f<d d>e|
f<d fa gfed|(3cBA eAfA e>e|(3fga (3agf (3gab (3bag|(3fga (3efg f<d d2|
# Added by errik .
X: 3
T: Duncan Davidson's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAB A<F d2|DFAB A<F E2|DFAB A<F d>e|1(3fed (3efg (3fed (3cBA:|2(3fed (3efg f<d d>e|
f<d d>f gfed|<cA A>B cd e>g|f<d d>f gfed|(3Bcd (3efg f<d d>e|
f<d d>f gfed|<cA A>B cd e>g|(3fed (3edc (3dcB (3AGF|(3GAB (3AGF G<E E2|

Eight comments

Source: Mick Moloney, Eugene O’Donnell, Seamus Egan - "3 Way Street"
Transcription: g.m.p.

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.

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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’

-P

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

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