The Doon-Hingin’ Tie reel

Also known as The Doon Hingin’ Tie.

The Doon-Hingin' Tie has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Doon-Hingin' Tie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2DF EDEF|A2dc BABd|F3F dBAF|G2E2 E4|
F2DF EDEF|A2dc BABd|F2DF EDB,G,|A,2D2 D4:|
|:f2ef afef |d2Ad BABd|f3f afed|B2e2 e4|
[1 f2ef afef|d2Ad BABd|F2DF EDB,G,|A,2D2 D4:|
[2 f2ef afef|decd BcAB |GAFG EDB,G,|A,2D2 D4||

Three comments

Doon-Hingin’ Tie

There was a request for this. It’s a modern (1993-ish) reel by Iain Peterson of Dollar, Central Scotland. Possibly a tribute to Tom Anderson (1910 - 1991), the father-figure of Shetland fiddle music (a worthy tribute if it is, but I’d be interested to know if anyone has more info). Certainly, Shetland Young Heritage perform it on the first Evolving Tradition CD combined with another Iain Peterson reel, Tammy Anderson. It also appears on the Waves CD by Shetland band Rock, Salt and Nails (credited to Captain Iain Peterson). It is published in the Nineties Collection. This is a slightly different version, with dotted crotchets and quavers where the original has minims.

Set Suggestion

Try ‘The Old Grey Cat’, ‘The Boys of Ballycastle’ and finally ‘The Doon Hingin’ Tie’

The Doon Hingin’ Tie

Dr Tom (Tammy) Anderson, 1910-1991, of Lerwick, Shetland (born in Eshaness, North Mainland), was awarded the MBE in 1977 for his services to Shetland music (the doctorate was from Stirling University where he taught Shetland fiddle at Summer School for 10 years or so). The investiture was at Holyrood House and dress was formal. Tammy wore his best suit and "there was I, the only one wi’ a doon hingin’ tie". When Iain Peterson heard this he wrote a very authentic sounding Shetland reel and named it for the afore-mentioned tie. Iain was in the Merchant Navy before retiring to Dollar but his family were from Ardnamurchan Point.