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HAMNATAING. Scottish, Hornpipe. Scotland, Shetland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'DD'. A modern composition by Chris Stout of Fiddler's Bid, said to have been composed to play in a medley with Phil Cunningham's "Hut on Staffin Island." Hamnataing is the name of the headland on the island of Mousa, which Stout's house overlooks. The word taing means a tongue of grazing land that stretches into the sea, while 'Hamna' is the name of an individual (see also "Hamnavoe").

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