The Hurricane reel

Also known as Skinner’s.

There are 24 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Hurricane has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Hurricane has been added to 161 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
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||
2
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.
3
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 .
4
X: 4
T: The Hurricane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d|:cABG A2ed|cEAc B3d|cABG Aaga|1 fa ed cAAd:|2 f2 ed caaa||
|:GAeA caaa|GAeA f3a|GAeA ABcd|1 e2ed caaa:|2 e2ed caag||
ac'e'c' aecA|GABA G2bg|ac'e'c' aecA|defg gaag|
ac'e'c' aecA|GAeA G2bg|c'abg aaga|f2ed cAag|
|efff efff|efge ^deb2|c'zaf cfc'z|gabg afff|
f2af =f^faf|efge ^deBe|aefd ceAa|ecdB cAA||

Sixteen 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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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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Re: The Hurricane

I’m having a go at this one just now.

It’s actually a lot easier than I thought it might be, althugh not "at speed" obviously.
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The Hurricane, X:4

Flute version based on Calum’s playing (video just above)