The Spey In Spate reel

Also known as Da Spey In Spate, John Stewart’s, Spey And Spate, The Spey In A Spate, Spey In A State, The Spey In The Spate.

There are 70 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Gladstone (a few times), MacKenzie Hay (a few times), Archie Menzie’s (a few times), Athol Brose (a few times) and Big John McNeil (a few times).

The Spey In Spate appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Spey In Spate has been added to 13 tune sets.

The Spey In Spate has been added to 239 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Spey In Spate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3A,B,C | D2FD A,DFA | dcBA ^GAFD | E2GE B,EGB | gecA GECA, |
D2FD A,DFA | dDcD BDAf | gefd ecdB | AFGE DABc |
d/2d/2dfd AdFA | DFAd fagf | e/2e/2ege BeGB | CEAc egfe |
d/2d/2dfd AdFA | DFAd fagf | gefd ecdB | AFGE D4 |
X: 2
T: The Spey In Spate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2 fd AdFA|DFAd fagf|e2 ge BAED|CEAc egfe|
d2 cd AdFA|DFAd fagf|gefd ecdB|1AFGE FDFA:|2AFGE FDDE|]

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Earlier recordings

A Scott Skinner tune recorded by Sean McGuire ,on Fiddle, on a `78 about 1954 and also on his superb MUSIC OF IRELAND album in 1960.

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Frankie Gavin: Live at Glor (2003-2004 Collection)

The NE English band The High Level Ranters played this reel along with the Shetland tune Da Tusca, on their 1969 LP "The Lads Of Northumbria". This was produced by Topic Records, but has apparently not been reissued as a CD.