Dashing White Eejit
There was a request for this. By Allan Henderson and on The Old Style by Blazin’ Fiddles. I think he wrote it for his sister who injured herself dancing the Dashing White Sergeant.
Dashing White Eejit
Nice to see a tune in Emaj for a change!
From this video of David Doocey, Brona Graham and Ryan Molloy. Reel starts at 2:40
Related discussion is: https://thesession.org/discussions/37222
"Hmm, it sounds Scottish to me, maybe a new composition, something that Ian Hardie could have written. Or, of course, David Doocey himself." — jeff_lindqvist
"Can’t help with this one Tom, but I’m absolutely certain I’ve heard it before. The change into the 2nd part is quite memorable. I think jeff might be on the right track with it being a recent Scottish composition. I’d suggest getting the first 2 bars of the 2nd part and sticking it through "Tunepal" and see what come up. Ian Hardie is a possibility as composer, another candidate might be Charlie McKerron, maybe Adam Sutherland. Just a gut feeling, could be totally wrong, but I’m sure someone here must know it." — Kenny
I contacted David to learn more about this tune, sadly he doesn’t even know the name. This is what he said:
"Hey Khelton! How are things? I’m not sure of that tunes name, I learned it from Brona who learned it when she was in Cape Breton for a while. Sorry I can’t be of more assistance!"
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19968260/David.png (Screenshot of his explanation)
In the absence of any title for now, I’ve added "Brona Graham’s" as an alternative title, since David Doocey got it from her, and "David Doocey’s" since I got it from a YT search for him…
Will remain a Gan Ainm for now though.
Still no name
Further independent confirmation that this came, via Brona, from Cape Breton. Now all we need is an expert well-versed in Cape Breton tunes!
Dashing White Eejit, X:2
This is a version transposed to Dmaj for those flute and whistle players who has a keyless flute in D or just a whistle in D. Enjoy!