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X:1 T:Kinloch of Kinloch [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 1, p. 32, No. 19 (c. 1880) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|f>ed AFA|BAB AFA|f>ed AFA|Bdc d2A| fed AFA| BGB AFA|f>ed AFA|Bdc d2|| a|a2a e2a|d>ed c>BA|f2a e2a|^g>fg a2a| b2b a2a|g>fg f>de|f>ed B<gf|eBc d2|]



KINLOCH (OF KINLOCH) [1]. AKA and see "Blow/Blaw the Wind Southerly (Home to My Dear)," "Davie Kinloch," "Enchantress fare-well," "Mrs. Kinloch's Favorite," "Mrs. Kinloch's of Kinloch's Favorite," "Yellow John (2)." English, Scottish, Irish; March (6/8 time) or Jig. England; Northumberland, Shropshire, Dorset. D Major (most versions): C Major (Dixon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr, Stokoe & Bruce): AABB (Ashman, Kennedy, Plain Brown, Sweet): AABBCCDDEEFFGGHH.

“Kinloch of Kinloch” is has been a popular melody employed variously as a march, song air, jig and even a waltz. Variants can be found in Britain and North America, as well as Ireland, and there is much related melodic material between them so that sometimes they are grouped together in one large tune family. However, there are also differences significant enough to identify branches and isolates (as has An tAthair Seán Ó Coinn, in communications, and adopted here). For Irish branches, see "Kinloch of Kinloch (2)" and "Kinloch of Kinloch (4)."

The Gaelic name Kinloch means 'end of the lake'. According to one source, tune was named for a Newcastle dancing master and music publisher, and was published around 1815. However, it appears somewhat older than that, and is sometimes attributed to George Kinloch of Kinloch. Niel Gow and sons published it in their Fourth Collection (1800) under the title "Mrs. Kinloch of Kinloch's Favorite" and attributed it to "Mr. Kinloch." Glen (p. 231) believes this title for the melody first appeared in John Watlen's Second Collection of Circus Tunes (1798). Violinist James William Bryson (b. 1852) of Perth composed fine variation sets to the melody.

"Blow the Wind Southerly" is a (Northumbrian) song also based on the "Kinloch" tune. Dixon (1995) prints the tune with variation sets by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler originally from Morpeth, Northumberland. The melody is contained in the Hardy family manuscripts of Dorset (whose most famous member was the novelist, Thomas Hardy), and London musician Thomas Hammersley included it in his music manuscript copybook, which he began in 1790. It was the march tune of the English army's 99th Regiment, the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment).

"Kinloch of Kinloch" was popular in America as well. It can be found in several early 19th century collections, including Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 3 (New York, 1820) and (George) Willig's Collection of Popular Country Dances, No. 2 (Philadelphia,1812). In manuscript form, it appears in the music copybooks of fluter H. Canfield (Hartford, 1823), Morris Woodruff (Litchfield, Conn., 1803), and Pierre Landron Duport (entitled "Miss George Anna Reinagle Music Book for Fancy Dances", Washington, D.C., 1825), while dance figures for the tune appear in a copybook collection of community dances from New Harmony, Indiana, 1826. Nevin's Drummer's, Fifer's and Bugler's Guide (Chicago, 1861) sets it as a waltz, calling it "Dutch" (i.e. German).


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Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 33b, p. 10. Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 55. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 17. Hopkins (American Veteran Fifer), 1902; No. 57. Howe (Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon), 1843; p. 9. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 93, p. 23. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 19, p. 32. Martin (Taigh na Teud), 1990; p. 5. Stokoe & Bruce (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 183 (appears as "Blaw the Wind Southerly"). Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 23.

Recorded sources : - FTX 121, The Barn Dancers (Jack Armstrong's Barn Dance Band) - "A North Country Rant."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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