Keel Row (The)

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Keel Row (The)

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 Theme code Index   3142 3125L
 Also known as    Boatie Rows (The), Drops of Brandy, Johnny When You Die (2), Lake St. Jean Gallope, Michael's Reel, Smiling Polly, Twin Sisters (4)., Bagpipe (2) (The), A Bhalgan a Bhalgan, Merry may the Keel Row
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, United States
 Genre/Style    English, Irish, Northumbrian/Borders, Pipe, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Fling, Highland, Reel (single/double), Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4, 2/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English), ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AB, AABB, AABB', ABC, AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    William Vickers
 Book/Manuscript title    William Vickers music manuscript collection
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1770
 Artist    Patrick J. Scanlon
 Title of recording    Keel Row/Money Musk
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Columbia A2837 77257 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    
 Media    
 PDF Score    (1)   
The Keel Row



X:1 T:Keel Rewe Reel, The K:Keel Row, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 724) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|B2 GB c2 Ac|B2 GB A2 Dc|B2 GB c2 Ac|BG A/G/F G2:| |:c|Bddg e2 dc|B2 GB A2 Dc|Bddg e2 dc|BG A/G/F G2G:| |:c|BGGB cAAc|BGGB ADDc|BGGB cAAc|BG A/G/F G2G:|]

X:1 T:Keel Row, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Air S:John Bell (1783-1864) music manuscript collection (Northumberland, c. 1812) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G c|B2 GB c2 Ac|B2 GB AFDc|B2 GB c2 Ac|BGAF (G2G):|| |:c|Bddg e2 dc|B2 GB AFDc|Bddg e2 dc|BGAF (G2G):|]

X:2 T:A Bhalgan, a Bhalgan T:Bagpipe [2], The T:Merry may the Keel row M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 25) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix d|c2 Ac d2 Bd|c2 Ac BGGd|c2 Ac e2 Bd|cABG AAA:| d|ceeg f2 ed|c2 Ac BGGd|ceeg f2 ed|cABG AAAd| ceeg f2 ed|c2 Ac BGGd|ceeg faea|cABG AAA||

X:3 T:Keel Row, The L:1/8 M:2/4 S:Bruce & Stokoe – Northumbrian Minstrelsy (1882) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|B2 G>B|c2 A>c|B2 G>B|(AF) Dc|B2 G>B|c2 A>c|B>G A>F|G3|| z|(B>d) d>g|e2 d>c|B2 G>B|(AF) D2|(B>d) d>g|e2 d>c|(B>G) A>F|G3|| c|B2 G>B|c2 A>c|B2 G>B|(AF) D2|B2 G>B|c2 A>c|(B>G) A>F|G3||

X:4 T:Keel Row M:C| L:1/8 S:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e/d/|cA A/A/A d2 Bd|c2 A>c BGEe|cA A/A/A d2 B>d|cABG A2A:| |:d|ceea Tf2 ed|cAAc BGEe|1 ceea Tf2 e>d| cABG A2A:|2 ce ef/g/ aefd|cABG A2A||

X:5 T:Keel Row, The--with Variations M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Köhlers’ Violin Repository Part 3 (1885, p. 281) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G dc|B2 GB|c2 Ac|B2 GB|AFDc|B2 GB|c2 Ac|BGAF|G2:| |:dc|Bddg|e2 dc |B2 GB|AFDc|Bddg|e2 dc|BGAF|G2:| |:dc|BdGB|ceAc|BdGB|AFDc|BdGB|ceAc|BGAF|G2:| |:dc|Bdgf|edcB|cBAG|FAAc|BDgf|edcB|BGAF|G2:| |:dc|(3Bcd (3GAB|(3cde (3ABc|(3Bcd (3GAB|(3FAd (3DFA| (3Bcd (3GAB|(3cde (3ABc|(3Bed (3cBA|G2:| |:d'c'|b2 gb|c'2 ac'|b2 gb|afdc'|b2 gb|c'2 ac'|bgaf|g2:| |:d'c'|bd' d'g'|e'2 d'c'|b2 gb|afdc'|bd' d'g'|e'2 d'c'|bgaf|g2:| |:dc|B2 GB|c2 Ac|B2 GB|AFDc|B2 GB|c2 Ac|BGAF|G2:|]

X:6 T:Keel Row, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Cocks - Tutor for the Northumbrian Half-Long Bagpipes (1925, No. 35, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e/d/|cA/c/ d/f/e/d/|cA/c/ BB|cA/c/ d/f/e/d/|c/A/B/G/ A:| |:e/d/|c/e/{f}e/a/ fe/d/|cA/c/ BB|c/e/e/a/ fe/d/|c/A/B/G/ A:|]

X:7 T:Keel Row M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Fling O:Irish K:G c|B2 G>B|c2 A>c|B2 G>B|AF Dc|B2 G>B|c2 A>c|B>G A>F|G3|| B>d d>g|e2 d>c|B2 G>B|AF D2|B>d d>g|e2 d>c|B>G A>F|G3||