Arran Boat (The)

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THE ARRAN BOAT. AKA – "Highland Boat Song." Scottish, Air (3/4 time). E Minor (Lerwick): E Dorian (Gatherer). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody was printed, as "The Arran Boat Song", around 1875 in James Kerr's first Merry Melodies volume.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 28. Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 1985; p. 80. Maver's Collection of Genuine Scottish Melodies, 1866; no. 107, p. 54 (as "Highland Boat Song").

Recorded sources: Highway SHY 7011, John and Phil Cunningham - "Against the Storm".




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