The Duke Of Fife’s Welcome To Deeside reel

Also known as The Duke O Fifes Welcome To Deeside, The Duke O’ Fife’s Welcome To Deeside, The Duke Of Fife, The Duke Of Fifes Welcome To Deeside, Duke Of Fyfe’s Welcome To Deeside.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Scott Skinner’s Compliments To Dr. MacDonald (a few times) and St. Kilda Wedding (a few times).

The Duke Of Fife’s Welcome To Deeside has been added to 1 tune set.

The Duke Of Fife's Welcome To Deeside has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Duke Of Fife's Welcome To Deeside
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E2A2 A2Bc | B2A2 A2Bc | d2ef e2a2 | ecAc B2AF |
E2A2 A2Bc | B2A2 A2Bc | d2ef ecBc |1 A2AB A2FA :|2 A2AB A2cd ||
e2c/B/A a2ga | f2>a2 e2c/B/A | d2ef e2a2 | ecAc B2cd |
e2c/B/A a2ga | f2>a2 e2c/B/A | d2ef ecBc | A2AB A2cd |
e2c/B/A a2ga | f2>a2 e2c/B/A | d2ef e2a2 | ecAc B2AF |
E2A2 A2Bc | B2A2 A2Bc | d2ef ecBc | A4 A2FA ||
|: EDCE AGAc | BAGB AGAc | dcdf edca | ecAc B2AF |
EDCE AGAc | BAGB AGAc | dcdf ecBc |1 A2AB A2FA :|2 A2AB A2cd ||
|: eccB Aaga | f2>a2 eAc/B/A | dcdf edca | ecAc B2cd |
dccB Aaga | f2>a2 eAc/B/A | dcdf ecBc |1 A2AB A2cd :|2 A2AB A4 ||
# Added by bdh .
X: 2
T: The Duke Of Fife's Welcome To Deeside
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
[M: 2/2]
F/|:E2A2 A2B<c|B2A2 A2B<c|d2e<f {gf}e2a2|e>cA<c B2B<c|
E2A2 A2B<c|B2A2 A2B<c|d2e<f e>cB<c|[1{cB}A4 A2-A>F:|[2{cB}A4 A2c<d||
e2c<A Ta2g<a|{gag}f2g<a e2c2|d2e<f {gf}e2a2|e>cA<c B2c<d|
e2c<A Ta2g<a|{gag}f2g<a e2c2|d2e<f e>cB<c|{cB}A4 A2c<d|
e2c<A Ta2g<a|{gag}f2g<a e2c2|d2e<f {gf}e2a2|e>cA<c B2B<c|
E2A2 A2B<c|B2A2 A2B<c|d2e<f e>cB<c|{cB}A4 A2-A>F|
|:E>DC>E A>A,A>c|B>AG>B A>A,A>c|d>cd>f e>ca>f|e>cA<c B>AG>F|
E>DC>E A>A,A>c|B>AG>B A>A,A>c|d>ef<a e>cd<B|[1{cB}A4 A2-A>F:|[2{cB}A4 A2c<d||
{ed}c2 (3dcB A>ag>a|f<ad>f e<ac>e|d>cd>f e>ca>f|e>cA<c B2c<d|
{ed}c2 (3dcB A>ag>a|f<ad>f e<ac>e|d>ef<a e>cd<B|{cB}A4 A2c<d|
{ed}c2 (3dcB A>ag>a|f<ad>f e<ac>e|d>cd>f e>ca>f|e>cA<c B>AG>F|
E>DC>E A>A,A>c|B>AG>B A>A,A>c|d>ef<a e>cd<B|{cB}A4 A2- A3/2|]

Five comments

Reel composed by J. S. Skinner. My transcription is based on the way Tabache play the tune. On whistle, I transpose this down to Gmaj.

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I recognize, of course, that this is actually a march in 2/4…

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This is how Troy MacGillivray plays it, with swing:

X: 1
T: The Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside
C: J Scott Skinner
S: Troy MacGillivray & Shane Cook/When Here Meets There/Track 10
M: C|
L: 1/8
K: A
F/|:E2A2 A2B<c|B2A2 A2B<c|d2e<f {gf}e2a2|e>cA<c B2B<c|
E2A2 A2B<c|B2A2 A2B<c|d2e<f e>cB<c|[1{cB}A4 A2-A>F:|[2{cB}A4 A2c<d|
e2c<A Ta2g<a|{gag}f2g<a e2c2|d2e<f {gf}e2a2|e>cA<c B2c<d|
e2c<A Ta2g<a|{gag}f2g<a e2c2|d2e<f e>cB<c|{cB}A4 A2c<d|
e2c<A Ta2g<a|{gag}f2g<a e2c2|d2e<f {gf}e2a2|e>cA<c B2B<c|
E2A2 A2B<c|B2A2 A2B<c|d2e<f e>cB<c|{cB}A4 A2-A>F|
|:E>DC>E A>A,A>c|B>AG>B A>A,A>c|d>cd>f e>ca>f|e>cA<c B>AG>F|
E>DC>E A>A,A>c|B>AG>B A>A,A>c|d>ef<a e>cd<B|[1{cB}A4 A2-A>F:|[2{cB}A4 A2c<d|
{ed}c2 (3dcB A>ag>a|f<ad>f e<ac>e|d>cd>f e>ca>f|e>cA<c B2c<d|
{ed}c2 (3dcB A>ag>a|f<ad>f e<ac>e|d>ef<a e>cd<B|{cB}A4 A2c<d|
{ed}c2 (3dcB A>ag>a|f<ad>f e<ac>e|d>cd>f e>ca>f|e>cA<c B>AG>F|
E>DC>E A>A,A>c|B>AG>B A>A,A>c|d>ef<a e>cd<B|{cB}A4 A2- A3/2|]

Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside

This tune shown as also being called Hughie Shortys Reel.

This is incorrect. Hughie Shortys Reel is a totally different tune altogether and originates from Cape Breton.

Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside has no other title.


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David Gardner