Hamish The Carpenter reel

Also known as Hamish The Blacksmith, Herman The Carpenter, Och A Chiallain, Old Time Wedding, Old Time Wedding Reel #2, The Wedding.

There are 27 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Hamish The Carpenter has been added to 23 tune sets.

Hamish The Carpenter has been added to 127 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Hamish The Carpenter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 GE GABd|e2 dB de g2|A2 GE GABd|egdB A2 AG|
A2 GE GABd|e2 dB dega|gedB GABd|egdB A2 AG||
Aaab a2 ge|gaba ge d2|eaab ageg|dBgB A2 AG:|
X: 2
T: Hamish The Carpenter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
B|A2GE GABd|e2dB degB|A2GE GABd|egdB A/A/A AB|
A2GE GABd|e2dB dega|gedB GABd|egdB A/A/A A||
B|Aaab a2ge|gaba gegd|eaab a2ge|dBgB A/A/A A B,|
A,aab a2ge|gaba gegd|egab ageg|dBgB A/A/A A||
X: 3
T: Hamish The Carpenter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 GE GABd|e2 dB de g2|A2 GE GABd|(3efg dB A3G|
EAAE GABd|e2 dB dega|geed GABd|(3efg dB A3B||
eaag a2 ge|g3a ge d2|eaag aega|dBgB A3G|
eaag a2 ge|g3a ge d2|eaag e3g|dBgB A2 AG||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Hamish the Carpenter aka. Old Time Wedding Reel #2

This is the second tune of the well-known Cape Breton medley, Old Time Wedding Reels. I’ve already submitted the first one (https://thesession.org/tunes/1480) and recently found it’s in many people’s tunebook, so I need to complete the set. I’ll post the last one soon.

Compared to the first one, this reel may not be so attractive, but I think it’s simple yet mighty tune just like Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight.

I’m now enjoying the live recording of Ashley MacIsaac and Howie MacDonald’s concert, which I’m borrowing from a friend of mine. They kick off a ridicuously long reel set with the medley. Crazy fiddle duet!

Herman the carpenter

From the Fiddlers Companion

HAMISH THE CARPENTER. AKA and see “Och a Chiallain,” “Old Time Wedding Reel [2].” Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Dorian. Standard tuning. AB. The tune is part of a traditional Cape Breton wedding medley along with “Cape Breton Wedding Reel” and “The Big Coffin Reel.” Source for notated version: Gus Longaphie (b. 1915, Little Harbor, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Souris) [Perlman]. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; No. 24, pg. 43 (appears as “Old Time Wedding Reel #2”). Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 95. Shanachie 79061, Boys of the Lough – “Welcoming Paddy Home” (1986). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – “That’s What You Get” (1998? Appears as “Herman the Carpenter”).