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KELVAROCK. AKA and see "Kilvarock," "Kilrack's Reel," "Kilrack's Strathspey." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "A very old tune," notes Gow in his First Collection (1784). See note for "Kilrack's" for more. The various spellings of the name stem from its pronunciation, 'kill-rake'.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 79. Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 26.
Recorded sources: Rounder Records 7032, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index