The Spinning Wheel
Composed by James Scott Skinner. This version comes from Fisherstreet’s "Out in the Night". The tune is the first one of three that appear in John Doherty’s medley he entitled "Flood on the Holm", which a friend of mine has kindly transcribed for us:
T: The Flood On The Holm
AG|:FD (3DDD FGAd | cdAd BE (3EEE| FD (3DDD FGAd | cdAG FD (3DDD :|
fdcd ABcd |efgf eEEg| fdcd ABcA | GAEF Ddde |
fdcd ABcd | efgf eE (3EEE | DFEG FAGB | AFGE FDFA ||
d2AG FDFA | Beed cABc | d2AG FGAg | fdec dfec |
d2AG FADA | Beed cABc | dcdA BGBd | AFGE FDD2 ||
fgaf dAFA | GBed cAA2| fgaf dAFA | GBEc dDD2|
fgaf dAFA | GBed cAA2| dfeg fagb |afge fdec ||
d2AG FDA,D | B,DA,D CEAc | d2AF GBed | ceag fdd2 |
d2AG FDA,D | B,DA,D CEAc | dcdA BGBd | AFGE D2 ||
The setting I transcribed is based on the concertina setting, not the box.
what’s the second tune? it’s very familiar.
Miss Rattray? See: https://thesession.org/tunes/7524
I think that the 3rd part of Flood on the Holm is from another J.S. Skinner tune, "The Auld Wheel" https://thesession.org/tunes/4728.
The 4th and 5th parts are from another tune called "The Bride’s Reel" (with the parts reversed) https://thesession.org/tunes/8573.
Hear a clip of the composer playing the tune here http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/audio.php
Closely similar to…
It would seem to be a distinct possibility that the tune being discussed here served as an inspiration for the composition (reportedly back in 1960) of the reel Sean Maguire’s Dream — see https://thesession.org/tunes/7225 .