The Fife Hunt reel

Also known as A Moonlight Ramble, Fife Hund, Fife Hunt, Tulloch Castle.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Fife Hunt has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Fife Hunt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:gf|ec~c2 GE~E2|Dd{e}d^c ~d3f|ec~c2 GFED|CcBd c2:|
cf|ecgc acgc|Ad{e}d^c ~d3f|ecgc acgc|GcBd ~c3f|
ecgc acgc|Ad{e}d^c ~d3f|(3efg ag fedc|GcBd ce|

Four comments

A tune from the olden days

This tune is an old one, it was collected by Francis O’Neill. Tis nice to have another tune in C, isn’t it?
It has a simple melody form, an innocent mood and a rather romantic title!
I assume it was composed(or should I say inspired\given) in times of material destitution but of inner joy that sprang out of the heart. An innocent heart it was, delighting in the moonlight, moreover, rambling in the moonlight!

Wow, nice one

Scottish Origin

This tune is known as Fife Hunt in Scotland. A bit of research shows that it was composed by William Gow, one of Neil Gow’s sons.

It is a beautiful tune from the old days, such a bautiful days

What could I say, there is so much beauty here.