Barngann Gill (The)

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X:1 % T:Barngaw Gill, The C:James Porteous (Annandale, 1762-1847) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 223) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|cBAG dGBd|cBAG FADd|cBAG dGBd|eGfG gGG:| f|fegd gfgd|cBAG FADf|gfgd gfgd|eGfG gGGf| gGfG eGdG|cBAG FADd|BGAB cdef|gfef gGG||



BARNGANN GILL, THE. AKA - "Barngaw Gill." English, Country Dance (cut time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A 'gill' is a type of liquid measure. The tune was entered, under the variant title "Barngaw Gill," into the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria. Rook attributes the tune to fiddler-composer James Porteous (1762-1847) of Annandale, Dumfries.

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Printed sources : - Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1974; p. 13. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 182.

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