T:Tweeddale Club, The
B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pp. 14-15 (orig. 1792)
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TWEEDDALE CLUB, THE. AKA - "Tweedale Club." Scottish (originally), Cape Breton; Strathspey (whole time). C Major (Athole, Glen, Gow, Lowe, Skye): D Major (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr): AA'BB' (Athole, Glen, Gow, Lowe, Skye). Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) who published it in the 3rd Book of Niel Gow & Sons in 1792. The reel has become very popular among Cape Breton fiddlers and has been often recorded. The first recording of the tune, however, was on a barrel organ c. 1798-1801 made by Longman, Clementi & Co. of London (who were also music publishers) with wood barrels with brass pins.
Barrel organ by Longman, Clementi & Co. London, c. 1801
The river Tweed marks the division between England and Scotland and ‘Tweedale’ is the older name for the district now known as Peeblesshire in the Borders.
- ↑ Currently in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg.