Keep It Up (1)
X:1 T:Keep it up  T:As a thoiseach M:C L:1/8 R:Pipe Reel S:Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin ^c|dEBE dEB^c|dEBE FDD^c|dEBE GBeB|^cAdA FDDc| dEBE dEB^c|dEBE FDD^c|dEBE GBeB|^cAcA FDD||f| gebe geef|gebe fddf|gebe gefd|^cAdA FDDf| gebe beef|gebe fddf|ebgb faeg|f^cdA FDD||
KEEP IT UP  (As a Thòiseach). AKA and see "As a Thòiseach." Scottish, Pipe Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Fraser): AAB (Hardie, Köhler, Lowe). The tune is subtitled "Be Off MacIntosh!," and is credited to Captain Simon Fraser by MacDonald in the Skye Collection (1887). See note under "As a Thòiseach." The piece is played un-slurred, with a distinct bow stroke for each note. It has some popularity among Cape Breton musicians. The reel is included in a section of "Irish Reels" in Köhlers’ Violin Repository Book 1 (1881), presumably placed there by the editor, W.B. Laybourn (the anonymous "A Professional Player" of the title page).