Carnie’s Canter reel

Also known as Carney’s Canter, Carnie Canter’s, Carnie’s Cantor, Carnies Canter, Carnies’ Center.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Highlands Of Banffshire (a few times), Neil Gow’s Wife (a few times), Saratoga (a few times), The Cliffs (a few times) and Fisher’s (a few times).

Carnie's Canter has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Carnie's Canter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:Ac (3ccc dc^Bc|Ac^Bc fcBA|Bd (3ddd ed^cd|Bd^cd edcB|
Ac (3ccc dc^Bc|Ac^Bc fcBA|BABd g^fga|bagf edcB:|
|:Af (3fff cfAf|afef cfAf|Bg (3ggg dgBg|bagf edcB|
Af (3fff cfAf|afef cfAf|bgaf gefd|cBAG F2F2:|
X: 2
T: Carnie's Canter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
B|\ A>c c/c/c dc =Bc|Ac =Bc fc _BA|\B>d d/d/d ed ^cd|Bd ^cd ed =cB|\
A>c c/c/c dc =Bc|Ac =Bc fc _BA|\{Bc}BA Bd g^f ga|ba gf ed cB||\
A>f f/f/f cf Af|af ef cf Af|\B>g g/g/g dg Bg|ba gf ed cB|\
a>f f/f/f cf Af|af ef cf Af|\bg af ge fd|cB AG F3||
X: 3
T: Carnie's Canter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:Ac c/c/c dc=Bc|Ac=Bc fc_BA|Bd d/d/d ed^cd|Bd^cd ed=cB|
Ac c/c/c dc=Bc|Ac=Bc fc_BA|BABd g^fga|bagf edcB:|
|:Af f/f/f cfAf|afef cfAf|Bg g/g/g dgBg|bagf edcB|
Af f/f/f cfAf|afef cfAf|bgaf gefd|cBAG F4:|

Eight comments

A Scott Skinner reel.

Is’nt the name of this actually Carnies’ Center?

No

No, it’s "Carnie’s Canter". See :

http://www.geocities.com/hamo_2000/jss.htm

and if you think about it, there’s one very simple reason why it’s not "Carnie’s Center" and that’s because it was composed by Scott Skinner, and in Scotland we spell the word "Centre", not "Center".

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Thanks, and apologies. My version of the tune said Center.

Odd?

,,,,,,,,,,surely the B# in bars 1,2,5,6 isn’t right - that would simply make the note a ‘c nat’ ie the same as the notes preceding and succeeding????

Carnie’s Canter

This ABC from ibiblio Fiddler’s Companion, which makes more sense

X:1
T:Carnie’s Canter
R:Reel
C:J. Scott Skinner
S:Charlie Menzies
O:Scotland
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:F
B|\ A>c c/c/c dc =Bc|Ac =Bc fc _BA|\B>d d/d/d ed ^cd|Bd ^cd ed =cB|\
A>c c/c/c dc =Bc|Ac =Bc fc _BA|\{Bc}BA Bd g^f ga|ba gf ed cB||\
A>f f/f/f cf Af|af ef cf Af|\B>g g/g/g dg Bg|ba gf ed cB|\
a>f f/f/f cf Af|af ef cf Af|\bg af ge fd|cB AG F3||

The misnaming of this tune as Carnie’s "Center" comes, I think, from Stacy Phillips’ book "Mel Bay presents Natalie MacMaster’s Cape Breton Island Fiddle". Had to laugh when I saw it.

Carnies Canter

I play Dr Keith of Aberdeen ( a strathspey) before CC…it also has some fun accidentals and the two pair well together