Buntata ‘s Sgadan reel

Also known as Buntata ‘s Sgadan, Buntata Agus Sdagán, Buntata’s Sgadan, Butanta Agus Sdagán, Mackerel And Tatties, Tatties And Herring.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Buntata ‘s Sgadan has been added to 9 tune sets.

Buntata ‘s Sgadan has been added to 128 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Buntata ‘s Sgadan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AAcA ceae | f2 ae cBBa | AAcA ccae | f2 ae cAAa |
AAcA ceae | f2 ae cBBa | AAcA ccae | f2 ae cAAe |
f2 cf efce | f2 ae cBBe | f2 cf efce | f2 ae cAAe |
f2 cf efce | f2 ae cBBa | AAcA ceae | f2 ae cAAa ||
X: 2
T: Buntata ‘s Sgadan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
3(AAA cA ceae | 3(fff ae cBBa | 3(AAA ccae | f2 ae cAAa | etc
X: 3
T: Buntata ‘s Sgadan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2{/c}BA ceae | f2 ae cBBc | A2{/c}BA ceae | f2 ae cAAB |
A2{/c}BA ceae | f2 ae cBBc | A2{/c}BA ceae | f2 ae cAA2 |
f2 cf efce | f2 ae cBBe | f2 cf efce | f2 ae cAA2 |
f2 cf efce | f2 ae cBBc | A2{/c}BA ceae | f2 ae cBBc ||
X: 4
T: Buntata ‘s Sgadan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2cB ceae | f2ae cBBc | A2cB ceae | f2ae cAAB |
A2cB ceae | f2ae cBBc | A2cB ceae | f2ae cAA2 |
f2cf efce | feae cBBe | f2cf efce | feae cAA2 |
f2cf efce | feae cBBc | A2BA ceae | feae ceBc ||

Ten comments

Buntata’s Sgadan

This little reel is one of many excellent tunes from the CD ‘First Harvest’ by Iain MacDonald Iain MacFarlane.
We learnt it on Colm O’Rua’s mandolin/banjo course at Sabhal Mor Ostaig in July 2004.
It was composed by Allan MacDonald, brother of Iain. The title means ‘potatoes and herring’ (a Highland antecedant of fish and chips).
Try variations with a generous injection of triplets (banjo/mandolin)
3(AAA cA ceae | 3(fff ae cBBa | 3(AAA ccae | f2 ae cAAa | etc
and a few slides. Also listen to Iain MacFarlane’s fiddle playing on ‘First Harvest’.

Fine Tune

Smashin wee reel that.

Also playable as a strathspey

(as written in Allan’s book).

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Buntata’s Sgadan, X:3

This is Michael McGoldrick’s version (adapted in A major)

Re: Buntata’s Sgadan

Whats with the apostrophe in the title? "Buntata" means potato, sgadan, herring. The title is about a particular food, not someone called Buntata creating Sgadan.

Re: Buntata’s Sgadan

The correct title, in Scots Gaelic", is "Buntata ‘s Sgadan" which translates into "Potatoes and Herring". There is a space between the last "a" of buntata and the "apostrophe".