Dundar Street march

Also known as Dunbar Street March.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Dundar Street has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Dundar Street
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
g<f|e2e2 A2A>B|c>de<d c2B>c|d2G2 e>dc<B|c>BA<G B4|
e2e2 A2A>B|c>de<d c2(3ABc|d2G>B e>cd<B|A4 A2:|
G<E|A3B c2c>d|e>de<f g2f>e|d2G2 e>dc<B|c>BA<G B4|
A3B c2c>d|e>de<f g2f>e|d2G>B e>cd<B|A4 A2:|

Two comments

Dundar Street March

I learned this simple, beautiful march off the amazingly great debut album of young Scottish fiddler Patsy Reid. It’s the opening tune in one of Cape Breton medleys. I’m not very sure of the difference between this kind of marches and strathpeys, but it should be played as a slower and less bouncy tune, I think.

Although it sounds very old-fashioned, this seems a recent composition by Michael MacDonald. I can’t find any good information about the composer but guess he is a Cape Breton fiddler because this is probably not a pipe tune. Please add some information if you know him.

I tried playing Irish hornpipe “The Humours of Tullycrine” after the tune and found the two tunes make a nice set. “Lord Mayo” too would be nice to follow this march.

P.S. Is it really Dundar Street? Maybe it should be Dunbar Street.

Dundas Street March.

This was recorded by Howie MacDonald in an old LP as “Dundas Street March”, composed by Mike MacDonald. A Cape Breton tune it seems.
In that recording it has three parts, but the third part is quite silly, so I understand why it has been left out. I also left it out when I learned the tune from the LP.