Mick Carr’s strathspey

Also known as John Barron’s, Mick Carr’s #1, Mick Carr’s Fling, Mick Carr’s Highland, Mick Carr’s Highland Fling.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mick Carr’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Mick Carr's has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Mick Carr's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2FD GAGD | F2FF GECE | F2FD G2FG | Addc dBAG |
F2FD GAGD | F2FF GECE | F2FD G2FG | Addc dfed ||
c<AAG F<GAB | =c<AAG F<DD2 | d2AF G2FG | Addc dfed |
c<AAG F<GAB | =c<AAG F<DD2 | d2AF G2FG | Addc dBAG |]
# Added by ponad .
X: 2
T: Mick Carr's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,G][G,A][G,G][G,D] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,F] [A,G][A,E][CE][A,E] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,2G2]FG | Addc dBAG |
[A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,G][G,A][G,G][G,D] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,F] [A,G][A,E][CE][A,E] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,2G2]FG | Addc dfed ||
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X: 3
T: Mick Carr's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 B>G c>dc<G | B2 B>G c*AF>A | B2 B>G c2 B>c | d*gg>f g2 :|
f2 d*c B>cd*e | =f*dd>c B*G G2 |1 g2 d*B c2 B>c | d*gg>f g2 :|
2 B2 (3BAG c2 (3ABc | d*gg>f g2 ||
X: 4
T: Mick Carr's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|:F2FD G^FGE|F2FA GECE|F2FA G2FG|1 Add^c d=cAG:|2 Add^c d2ed|]
cAAG FGAB|cAAG FDD2|cAAF G2FG|1 Addc d2ed:|2 Addc d=cAG|]

Four comments

Highland I got from a fiddle teacher when I started. He used to do double stops in the first part, like this:

[A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,G][G,A][G,G][G,D] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,F] [A,G][A,E][CE][A,E] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,2G2]FG | Addc dBAG |
[A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,G][G,A][G,G][G,D] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,F] [A,G][A,E][CE][A,E] | [A,2F2][A,F][A,D] [G,2G2]FG | Addc dfed ||

Doing that makes it very fun to play. 🙂

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But it’s impossible to read… Oh, well, you get the point, I guess.

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“Mick Carr’s Highland Fling”

Here’s my take on this, but trying to keep close to the contribution here, in two keys and with more of the classic 2-bar second ending for the B-Part, which helps the dance in it. The asterisks used for ‘alternative’ places for a ‘snap’ are just that, possibilities, and asterisks because, as some of you will know, the less-than sign does funny things in this area of the site… Here’s the take, simple and in an alternate key:

K: G Major
|: d>c |
B2 B>G c>dc<G | B2 B>G c*AF>A | B2 B>G c2 B>c | d*gg>f g2 :|
|: (3bag |
f2 d*c B>cd*e | =f*dd>c B*G G2 |1 g2 d*B c2 B>c | d*gg>f g2 :|
2 B2 (3BAG c2 (3ABc | d*gg>f g2 ||

John Barron’s Highland

Paul O’Shaughnessy and Harry Bradley recorded a fantastic version of this tune. It goes like this:

K: Dmin
DE|:F2FD G^FGE|F2FA GECE|F2FA G2FG|1 Add^c d=cAG:|2 Add^c d2ed|]
K: Dmaj
cAAG FGAB|cAAG FDD2|cAAF G2FG|1 Addc d2ed:|2 Addc d=cAG|]