Hamish The Carpenter reel

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

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Old Time Wedding (lots of times), Put Me In The Big Chest (lots of times), Hull’s (a few times), The Road To Errogie (a few times) and Sporting Paddy (a few times).

Hamish The Carpenter has been added to 8 tune sets.

Hamish The Carpenter has been added to 87 tunebooks.

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Two 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: 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 .

Three 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!