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QUAYSIDE [2], THE. AKA and see "Key Side." English, Scottish; Hornpipe. A Major (Fitzgerald, MacDonald): G Major (Northumbrian Pipers’). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition is attributed to James Hill (c. 1811-1853), a 19th century musician and publican originally from Scotland who lived most of his life in Tyneside, Northumberland. It appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collections of Northumbrian musicians John Batty [1] as "Key Side" and William Lister (neither of whom attributed it to Hill).

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; p. 2. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 174. Northumbrian Pipers’ Society (The Fiddle Music of James Hill), 2005; p. 11.

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