Rock on the Clyde (The)

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search


X: 1 % T:Rock On The Clyde, The T:Brid Harper's [3] R:jig C:Bobby McLeod (1925-1991), Mull, Scotland Z:id:hn-jig-456 M:6/8 L:1/8 K:Em GEF G2A | B2e dB/c/d | edB AGA | BGE AFD | GEF G2A | B2e dBd | edB AGA | BGE E2F :| |: ~g3 fed | ~e3 dBA | ~G3 AGA | BGE EGE | DB,D GAc | BdB g2d | edB AGA | BGE E2F :|



ROCK ON THE CLYDE, THE. AKA and see "Brid Harper's (3)." Scottish, Irish; Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.
Bobby MacLeod
The jig was composed c. 1950's by Scottish accordion player and bandleader Bobby MacLeod (1925-1991), and was popularized in Irish repertory by the playing of Belfast fiddler Sean Maguire.



The town of Dumbarton was known to the ancient Britons as Alcluith, the ‘rock on the Clyde’, and to the Scots in Dalriada, who spoke Gaelic, as Dun Breatann - 'the fort of the Britons'. It takes its name from a rocky outcrop on the Clyde that was once a fortress of the Britons of Strathclyde. The rock sits at the end of the River Leven which flows from Loch Lomond.

Dumbarton, the rock on the Clyde.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - MacLeod (Bobby Macleod's Selection of Country Dance Tunes), c. 1955. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 18, p. 5.

Recorded sources: - Magnetic Music MMR CD 1018, Ross Kennedy & Archie McAllister - "The Gathering Storms" (1997). Mulligan Records, Vinnie Kilduff - "The Boys from the Blue Hill" (1990). "Good Morning to Your Nightcap" (2015).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



Back to Rock on the Clyde (The)