The Hurricane reel

Also known as Skinner’s.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Colonel Thornton (a few times), The Gravel Walks (a few times), The Highlander’s Farewell To Ireland (a few times), Memories Of Winston (a few times) and Miss Shepherd (a few times).

The Hurricane has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Hurricane has been added to 150 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Hurricane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d|:cABG A2ED|CEAc BB,B,d|cABG Aaga|1(3fga ed cAAd:|2(3fga ed cAAa||
|:gaea cAAa|gaea fBBa|gaea ABcd|1(3edc dB cAAa:|2(3edc dB cAAe||
ac'e'c' aecA|GBEB GBEe|ac'e'c' aecA|defg aAAe|
ac'e'c' aecA|GBEB GBEd|cABG Aaga|(3fga ed cAA2|
|:cfaf cfaf|efge Bege|fgaf cfaf|gbeg affc|
fgaf cfaf|efge Bege|aefd ceaf|1ecdB cAAB:|2ecdB cAAd||
X: 2
T: The Hurricane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ac'e'c' aecA | GAEA GBBg | ac'e'c' aecA | defg aAAe |
ac'e'c' aecA | GAEA GBBd | (3cBA (3BAG A.a.g.f. | ecdB cAA || D.C.
fgaf ^efcf | efge ^deBe | fgaf ^efcf | gabg affc |
fgaf ^efcf | efge ^deBe | aefd ceAa | ecdB cAA || D.C.
X: 3
T: The Hurricane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: d | "A"cABG A2 ED | CEAc "E"BB,B,d | "A"cABG "D"Aagf | "E"ecdB "A"cAA :|
|: a | "A"gaea cAAa | gaea "Bm"fB"E"Ba | "A"gaea "D"ABcd | "E"ecdB "A"cAA :|
e | "A"ac'e'c' aecA | "E"GBEB GBEe | "A"ac'e'c' aecA | "E"defg "A"aAAe |
"A"ac'e'c' aecA | "E"GBEB GBEe | "A"agfe "D"fedc | "E"defg "A"a2 "E/G#"a ||
g | "F#m"fgaf ^efcf | "E"efge ^deBe | "F#m"fgaf ^efcf | "E"gbeg "F#m"af f/f/f |
"F#m"fgaf ^efcf | "E"efge ^deBe | "A"aefd ceaf | "E"ecdB "A"cAA ||
# Added by Tate .

Thirteen comments

Origins

I learnt this tune from the playing of Natalie MacMaster, on disk 1 of her ‘Live’ Cd. Please Post the composer’s name if you know it!

Typical Scott Skinner tune?

The Hurricane

Yes, it’s a Skinner tune.

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One of MG’s favourites. :-)

The Hurricane

Thankyou, I didn’t know who it was composed by

The Hurricane

This always goes down a storm!

C section

I’ve heard/used slightly different notes in the C/D section many times.
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
e | a c’ e’ c’ a e c A | G A FAa G b b e | a c’ e’ c’ a e c A | d e f g a A A e | a c’ e’ c’ a e c A | G A F A G b b e d| c2/3 b2/3 A2/3 b2/3 A2/3 G2/3 A a g f | e d c b c a a

I’m far too lazy to ABCiate the D section, see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/display.php?ID=JSS0087

“The Hurricane Reel” ~ Scott Skinner

R: reel
K: A Major
|| D.C. (Da Coda ~ "repeat 1st strain")
P: C
e |
ac’e’c’ aecA | GAEA GBBg | ac’e’c’ aecA | defg aAAe |
ac’e’c’ aecA | GAEA GBBd | (3cBA (3BAG A.a.g.f. | ecdB cAA || D.C.
P: D
c |
fgaf ^efcf | efge ^deBe | fgaf ^efcf | gabg affc |
fgaf ^efcf | efge ^deBe | aefd ceAa | ecdB cAA || D.C.

Recordings

Colyn Fischer recorded it on his first album. It’s on track 2.

Play in G on Flute

Anyone tried playing this in G on the flute? A is Ok, but in G it fits the scale of the (keyless) flute a bit better. No one around here plays it anyway, so the problem of playing it with others probably won’t arise. Although I suppose I should learn it in both keys - it’s not the sort of tune I can transpose on the fly.

In G, I get to use my nice low D a bit more, and don’t have to go over the high D - which is already one tone more than most of my session companions like to play up to.

The Hurricane, X:3

This is a mix between the Beaton and MacMaster version. Learned from Andrea Beaton.

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