The Marquis Of Huntly’s barndance

Also known as The Marquis Of Huntley’s Highland Fling, The Marquis Of Huntley, The Marquis Of Huntly’s Highland Fling, The Marquis Of Huntly.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Marquis Of Huntly's has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 fd ge fd | B2 ed cA Ac | d2 fd ge fd | Be d/c/B/A/ d2 :|
|: B2 | AD (3FED AB df | ge fd ed Bd | AD (3FED AB db | af ef d2 :|
X: 2
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B2 e>d c<A A>c | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B>e d/c/B/A d2 :|
|: B2 | A>D (3FED A>B d>f | g>e f>d e>d B>d | A>D (3FED A>B d<b | a>f e>f d2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 A2 | D4 | Em A D2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 G2 | D2 G2 | D A D2 :|
X: 3
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d<df>d g>ef>d | B<Be>d c<AA>c |\
d<df>d g>ef>d | B>e d/c/B/A/ d2- d :|
|: B |A>D F/E/D A>Bd>f | g>ef>d e>dB<d |\
A>D F/E/D A>Bd>b | a<fe>f d2- d :|
X: 4
T: The Marquis Of Huntly's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 f>d g>ef>d | B2 e>d c>Bc<A |\
d2 f>d g>ef>d | B>e d/c/B/A/ d2 d :|
|: B |A>DF<D F<AA>f | g>ef>d e>dB<d |\
A>DF<D F<AA>f | a>fe<f d2 d :|

Eleven comments

The Marquis of Huntley’s Fling

Found this bright little tune in ‘The Fiddler’s Tune-Book’. Here it is with swing:

X: 1
T: Marquis of Huntley’s, The
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Reels & Rants, Flings & Fancies; p.29, No.121.
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 300
R: highland fling
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B2 e>d c<A A>c | d2 f>d g>e f>d | B>e d/c/B/A d2 :|
|: B2 | A>D (3FED A>B d>f | g>e f>d e>d B>d | A>D (3FED A>B d<b | a>f e>f d2 :|

The setting is given as follows:

|: D4 | Em2 A2 | D4 | Em A D2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 G2 | D2 G2 | D A D2 :|

Cheers!

Two different “Marquis of Huntly / Huntley” ~ strathspey / highland fling

That’s what I get for having two windows open at the same time. :-/

"The Marquis Of Huntley"
Submitted on January 19th 2007 by f.pellerin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6666

That’s the one referred to above.

I was looking for this melody, as given here by mrkelahan, because it is familiar, but I think by a different name, and I was half sure it was already on site? In doing a search I crossed wires with the two different melodies currently carrying this name on site here.

I’m not so sure that Kennedy, "The Fiddler’s Tune-Book", got the name right on this one? But, there are some members on site here that would likely have a quicker connection here. I’ll drop a note to a couple of those knowledgeable souls, fingers crossed.

I’ll try to remember to come back and add another version of this, one with a second ending…

“Denis Murphy’s Strathspey”

https://thesession.org/tunes/159/comments

* with minor editing, for example from 32 bars to 16 :-/

Jerry O’Sullivan’s version.
X: 1
T: Denis Murphy’s Strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
d2 f>d g>ef>d | B2 e>d c>Bc<A |
d2 f>d g>ef>d | B>e d/c/B/A/ d2 d :|
|: B |\
A>DF<D F<AA>f | g>ef>d e>dB<d |
A>DF<D F<AA>f | a>fe<f d2 d :|

# Posted on July 7th 2007 by JACKB

~ some version of the Strathspey "Stirling Castle"? :-/ ~ or a relative?

Another melody to compare with this one is the reel "The Grey Daylight", which is in "O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 256, tune #1372…

What does the “setting referr to?

Earlier mrkelahan said about The Marquis of Huntley’s Fling:

The setting is given as follows:

|: D4 | Em2 A2 | D4 | Em A D2 :|
|: D4 | Em2 G2 | D2 G2 | D A D2 :|

The tune is delightful but what is the setting? Thanks!

The town is "Huntly" and the peerage relates to that town. "Huntley" is a village in Gloucestershire.

X: 4 “The Marquis of Huntly”

(but submitted as "Denis Murphy’s Strathspey"!?)
Z: # Posted by JACKB - July 7th, 2007
In the comments here: https://thesession.org/tunes/159