Hamnataing hornpipe

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Hamnataing has been added to 2 tune sets.

Hamnataing has been added to 86 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Hamnataing
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FGFE D3F|G2FG AFDE|F3G AFDF|GAFD E2FG|
ABAG FEFA|GAFG A2 AG|FGFD E2FG|1 AFEF DA,DE:|2 AFEF D3c||
dcBA F3A|BABc BAFA|B3c d2de|dcBA B2Bc|
dcBA F3A|BABc BAFD|E3F GAFD|1 EDDC D3c:|2 EDDC D3C||
D3F E3F|DEFd B2 AG|F3G AFDF|GAFD E2FG|
A3F E3F|DEFd B2 AF|E3F GAFD|1 EDDC D3C:|2 EDDC D3c||
dcBA F3A|BABc BAFA|B3c d2de|dcBA B2Bc|
dcBA F3A|B2Bc BAFD|E3F GAFD|1 EDDC D3c:|2 EDDC D3E||

Three comments

Hamnataing

This beautiful tune was written by Christopher Stout, one of the leading Shetland fiddlers. I learned it off the 2nd album of Fiddlers’ Bid, but it seems the composer recorded it again on his solo album. According to the notes, it was named after "a headland on the island of Mousa, which Christopher’s house overlooks."

I’ve been playing this tune in G on whistle and flute but transposed it back to its original key. It’s pretty much the same as the transcription of the tune available on JC’s except a few phrases, which I misremember. But what’s wrong with this version?

As for the rythme, this tune should be played in hornpipe time but rather slowly and smoothly. Listen to the sample clip through this page: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000HYXJ/qid=1101551938/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl15/002-7094764-7880038?v=glance&s=music&n=507846 (track 3)

Hamnataing

Good post and a great tune!

Someone told me that a "taing" is a tounge of grazing land stretching out in the sea. "Hamna" is a name. In Norwegian "tange" means something similar to "taing".