Devil in the Kitchen

This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune "Devil in the Kitchen."

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Genre: Celtic
Skill Level: Advanced
Key of A

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Video #1: Here is a video of my daughter playing the tune "Devil in the Kitchen."

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"Devil in the Kitchen" was composed (according to J. Scott Skinner) as a pipe tune by William Ross, the Queen's Piper. The melody was arranged (and popularized) by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) and appears as a two-part tune in his Harp and Claymore collection (1904). Skinner later expanded the melody to four parts (variations) in his Scottish Violinist; in Harp and Claymore he directs that the tune be played an octave lower the second time through. In pipe collections the tune is set as a strathspey and is usually attributed once to John MacPherson and once to a Donald McPhedran (in his own collection). A distant version of the "Devil in the Kitchen" is a popular reel in County Donegal; the late Donegal fiddler Danny O'Donnell (1910-2001) recorded a version on his album entitled "Highland Fling." In Scotland the melody is often used to accompany the dance The Highland Fling. Christine Martin (2002) suggests the strathspey and reel settings of "The Devil in the Kitchen" are a perfect vehicle for the dance Scotch (or Highland) reel, which is also known as the foursome reel.

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    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune “Devil in the Kitchen.” This was a special request by BGD user “scruggstyle.”

    Devil in the Kitchen

    #56459
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Thanks John,  thanks Arwen!!

    #56468
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    I can’t access the video but I am sure it sounds great!  Thank you John and Arwen.

     

    #56524
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Yes, it does sound great.  Arwen handling that tricky Celtic bowing like it’s piece of Christmas cake…she’s good!

    #56629

    Ifigger
    Participant

    The trick will be to keep from dancing around while learning this. Great tune! I’m glad you put it on here. The more Celtic the merrier

    #56735

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks! Maybe we can hear you play it sometime!

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