It was also posted as the 3rd and 4th parts of The Flood on the Holm https://thesession.org/tunes/1041 - a 6 part reel put together by John Doherty, made up of three older reels (which, according to the comments to that tune, are all Scott-Skinner compositions, thus dating from late C19th or early C20th).
This is Miss Rattery
This tune appears in ‘The Skye Collection’ first published 1887. This is pretty much the way it appears in the book. The tune you refer to is likely be a version of this rather than the other way round. It is in common with the syle of tune from that period whereas Robbie Hannan’s has a more modern arrangement.
Flood on the Holm
As I pointed out in the comments to “Flood on the Holm”, the Miss Rattray reel is not part of that tune at all, with all the parts being clearly lifted from Scott’s Skinner tunes.
This is the ‘other’ transcript linked to above, 32 measures, given as JACKB’s transcription of Robbie Hannan’s playing. I find it odd, not comfortable. This transcript, wherever taken from, makes more sense to me as a better dance tune, 16 measures. It just sings and is more in agreement with itself than the Hannan one given… The differences in the B-parts are considerable.
I hope this one doesn’t go “POOF!”, as in my ears it is the better transcription…
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