Birks of Abergeldie (The)

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 Theme code Index    1135 1H1H76
 Also known as    Abergeldy, Berks of Abergelde (The), Birks of Abergeldy (The), Birks of Aberfeldy, Bonnie Lassie Will You Go, Bonny Lassie Will You Go, Cast a Bell, De'els Dead (The), Edinburgh Reel (1), Scotch Ayre (A), Scotch Fiddle
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4, 2/2
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Henry Playford
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 25, p. 11
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1700
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Aber Geldy C:Henry Atkinson's music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1694-95, p. 111) F: M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F F3G A2c2|f4 e2d2|f4 e2d2|efga g2a2| F3G A2 c2|.f2.g2a2g2|f2d2c2 (BA)|G4d4:| F3G A2f2|c2F2A2f2|c2F2A2f2|dcBA G2A2| F3G A2f2|c2F2A2 fg|agfd fdcA|G4d4| F3G A2B2|cA FA cA FA|cA FA cA FA|dcBA GABG| FEFG AGAB|cAcd cdfg|agfd fdcA|G4 d4||

X:1 T:Berks of Abergelde, The M:C L:1/8 B:Henry Playford - A Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes, (Full of the B:Highland Humours) for the violin (London, 1700, No. 25, p. 11) N:"Most of them being in the Compass of the Flute." Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:F F3GA2c2|f4 e2d2|f4 e2d2|(efg2)c2c2| F3G A2c2|f3g a2g2|f2d2c2 (BA)|G4d4|| F3G A2c2|d2G2c2F2|d2G2c2F2|(dc)(BA) G2G2| F3G A2c2|f3g a2g2|f2d2c2 (BA)|G4d4||

X:1 T:Berks of Abergelde M:C L:1/8 B:Daniel Wright – Aria di Camera (London, 1727, No. 23) N:”being A Choice Collection of Scotch, Irish & Welsh Airs N:for the Violin and German Flute by the following masters N:Mr. Alex. Urquahart of Edinburgh, Mr. Dermot O'Connar of Limrick N:Mr. Hugh Edwards of Carmarthen” F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G3A B2d2|g4 f2e2|g4 f2e2|(fg a2) a2b2| G3A B2d2|g3a b2a2|g2e2d2 (c<B)|A4 e4|| G3A B2d2|e2G2c2F2|d2G2 B2E2|(ed)(cB) A2 e2| G3A B2d2|g3a (ba)(gf)|(gf)(ed) (ed)(c>B)|A4 e4||

X:2 T:Berks of Abergelde M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (1740, p. 42) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F F3G A2c2|f4 e2d2|f4 e2d2|(ef g2) g2a2| F3G A2c2|f3g a2g2|f2d2 (c2 BA)|G4 d4:| |:F3G A2c2|c2F2d2F2|c2F2d2F2|dcBA G3G| F3G A2c2|f3g (ag)(fe)|(fe)(dc) (dc)(BA)|G4 d4:|]

X:3 T:Berks of Abergelde M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:John Walsh - Caledonian Country Dances (c. 1745, p. 83) N:Published in London in several volumes and editions 1731-c. 1745 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F F>G Ac f2 ed|f2 ed e/f/g cc|F>G Ac f>g ag|fdcA G/G/G d2:| |:F>G AB cF A/B/c/A/|dF A/B/c/A/ d/c/B/A/ Gd|F>G Ac f>g ag|fd cA G/G/G d2:|]

X:1 T:Berks of Abergelde, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 8 (1760, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F>GAc|f2 Ted|f2 Ted|(e/f/g) (f/g/a)|F>GAc| f>gag|fdTcA|G2d2::F>GAB |cFAF| cFAF|(d/c/B/A/) GA|F>GAc|f>gag| fdfA|G2d2::F>GAc|(f/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/e/)| (f/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/e/)|(f/a/g/f/) ga|F>GAc|(f/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/e/)| fdTcA|G2d2::F>G Af|cF (A/B/c/A/)|cF (A/B/c/A/)| (d/c/B/A/) GA|F>GAc|a>g f/g/a/g/|fdfA|G2d2:|]

X:4 T:De'el's Dead, The M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F FG Ac|f2 ed|f2 ed|f2a2| FG Ac|f>ga>g|fdcA|G2d2:| |:FGAB|cF (A/B/c/A/)|cF (A/B/c/A/)|d/c/B/A/ G2| FGAc|f>ga>g|fdcA|G2d2:||

X:5 T:The Birk's of Abergeldy S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c. Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/11/04 N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 18 % Gore's Index gives earliest publication as Neil Stewart's % "Collection of the Newst & Best R. or C.D.s for VnÉ." Edinburgh 1761 L:1/8 M:C| R:Reel K:F FGAc f2(fd)|f2(fd) (e/f/g) (f/g/a)|FGAc (f/e/f/g/) (ag)|f(dTcA) G2d2:| (FGA)f cFAF|cFAc (d/c/B/A/) GA|FGAc fgag|f(dTcA) G2d2 | (FGA)f cfAf|cfAf (d/c/B/A/) GA|FGAc (f/e/f/g/) ag |f(dTcA) G2d2|]

X:6 T:Birks of Abergeldie M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 429, p. 166) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GABd g2 ge|g2 ge g>a g/a/b|GABd g>aba|gedB A2d2:| |:G>ABg dGBG|dGBd e/d/c/B/ AB|G>ABd g>aba|geTdB A2e2| G>ABg d>gB>g|d>GB>g e/d/c/B/ AB|G>ABd g>aba|gedB A2e2:|]

X:7 T:Birks of Abergeldie, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:J. Anderson - Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances B: for the German Flute or Violin (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G GABd g2 (gd)|g2 (gd) agab|GABd gaba|gedB A2e2:|| GABg dGBg|dGBd (e/d/c/B/) (AB)|GABd gaba\gedB A2e2| GABg dgBg|dBgd (e/d/c/B/) (AB)|GABd gaba|gedB A2e2||

X:1 T:Birks of Aberfelde M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:”Melodist: A Collection of music in two volumes" (1826-1859, No. 61, p. 33) N:The melodist is a musician's ms., probably by a fiddler, that contains both N:tunes and songs from a variety of sources, American and European. The N:inscription on the inside cover reads, "This is from the Bridge family of N:Augusta, Maine (Horatio Bridge, friend of Hawthorne's)". However, entries in N:the ms. were in different hands indicating several contributors. N:The ms. is neat and the notation studied and precise. F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G>ABd g2 fe|g2 fe f/g/a g/a/b|G>ABd g>aba|gedB A/A/A d2:| |:G>ABg dG B/c/d/B/|dG B/c/d/B/ e/d/c/B/ Ad|G>ABd g>aba|gedB G/G/G G2:|

X:0639 T:Birks of Abergeldy. Reel. Roose. 0639, The C:'Reel' M:C| L:1/8 Q:1/2=75 B:J.Roose MS, Manchester 1850 Z:Village Music Project, Peter Dunk 2019 K:Gdor |:F>GAc f2 fc|f2 fc (e/f/g) (f/g/a)|F>GAc f>gag|fdcA G2d2:| F>GAf cFAF|cFAc (d/c/B/A/) (GA)|F>GAc f>gag|fdcA G2d2| F>GAf cfAf|cfAc (d/c/B/A/) (GA)|F>GAc f>gag|fdcA G2d2:|

X:8 T:Birks of Abergeldy M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F FGAc ~f2 f>c|~f2 fa gfga|FGAc ~fgag|~fdcA G2d2:| FGAd dFAF|cFAc d/c/B/A/ GA|FGAc ~fgag|~fdcA G2d2| FGAf cfAf|cfAc d/c/B/A/ GA|FGAc ~fgag|~fdcA G2d2||