Barrowburn Reel (The)
T:The Barrowburn reel
Z:Transcribed by Paul de Grae
A2|:D2 DE FAAd|B2 BA BddB|A2 AB d2 de|fedB AFEF|
D2 DE FAAd|B2 BA Bdde|f2 af egfe|1dBAB d2 D2 :|2 dBAB d2|:cd |
e2 ef ecBA|f2 fg fdBA|g2 ga gecA|a2 ag f2 ef|
g2 ga gecA|a2 ag f2 ef|g2 ag f2 ed|BAAB d2 :||
BARROWBURN. AKA - "Barrow Burn Reel." Scottish, Irish; Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A modern composition by fiddler, bandleader and composer Addie Harper of Wick, Scotland. 'Burn' is a Scots word for stream. The tune is identified as a traditional Shetland reel on Sharon Shannon's album, who was apparently unaware that it is a modern composition.
Printed sources: Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 3), 1988; p. 13. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 116, p. 79. Taylor (Where's the Crack?), 1989; p. 14.
Recorded sources: CCF2, Cape Cod Fiddlers - "Concert Collection II" (1999). Culburnie Records CUL 121D, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - "Fire and Grace" (2004). Green Linnet GLCD 3107, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - "The Pearl" (1994). Green Linnet GLCD 3127, Sharon Shannon - "The Best of Sharon Shannon: Spellbound" (1999. Appears as first tune of "Bag of Cats" medley). Harp Records ERCD 017, Addie Harper - "Her Caithness Home" (2000). RC2000, George Wilson - "Royal Circus" (2000).