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 Theme code Index    1H3H51H 3353
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    John Robertson
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Christine Martin
 Book/Manuscript title    Ho-ro-gheallaidh: Session Tunes for Scottish Fiddlers
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 15
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1990
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Birkhall C:John Robertson S:Sheet published by Rae MacIntosh, Edinburgh, early 1950s (?) Z:Nigel Gatherer M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D A | d2 fd A2 dA | FAFD A2 FA | B2 dB A2 d2 | e3 f e2A2 | defd A2 dA | FAFD A2 FA | Bcde fA e2 | d4 d2fg | a3 b a2 f2 | df A2 d2 ef | g3 a g2 e2 | ce A2 e2fg | a3 b a2 f2 | df A2 d2 ef | gage A2 Bc | dd d2 d2 :||


BIRKHALL REEL. AKA - "Birkhall." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Martin & Hughes): AABB (Phillips). Composed by J. Robertson (copyrighted in 1948).

Source for notated version: contra dance and Québecios-style fiddler Donna Hébert (Amherst, Mass.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaigh), 1990; p. 15. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 26.