Breach of Killiecranky (The)

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X:1 T:Breach of Killiecranky, The T:Barrack Hill [2] M:C| L:1/8 K:Ador e2 ed eAAB|dedB GABd|efed efge|dBgB (A2A2):| |:e2 ef gage|dedB dedB|edef gage|dBgB (A2A2):||

BREACH OF KILLIECRANKY, THE. AKA and see "Barrack Hill (2)," Charles Rant," "Four and Twenty Highlandmen (1)," "Haughs of Cromdale (The)," "Killiecranky (4)," "Lass of Killiecrankie Highland (The), "Lord Kingarth," "Merry Maid's Wedding," "Oyster Wives Rant (The)." Irish, Reel and Highland. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Originally Scottish under a myriad of titles such as "Haughs of Cromdale (The)," "Wat Ye how the Play Began" and as John Riddell's "Oyster Wives Rant (The)." Cumbrian musician John Rook included it in his 1840 music manuscript as "Charles Rant." See also various Irish versions: a single jig in O'Neill called "Barrack Hill," and Donegal versions as "The Lass of Killiecrankie Highland" and an untitled march by fiddler John Doherty (Topic 12TS398). American derivatives were collected by Samuel Bayard from southwestern Pennsylvania fiddlers under titles "Kate Lay Sleeping," "Kate's Laid in the Hay," "Whitewashed Kate" and "Round and Round this Green Sugar Tree" (See Dance to the Fiddle, 1981, No. 251). Bayard also links the melody to vocal play-party pieces and shanties (see note for "Round and Round this Green Sugar Tree" for more).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 35, p. 18.

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