Keel Row (The)

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 Theme code Index    3142 3125L
 Also known as    A Bhalgan a Bhalgan, Bagpipe (2) (The), Boatie Rows (The), Drops of Brandy, Johnny When You Die (2), Lake St. Jean Gallope, Merry may the Keel Row, Michael's Reel, Smiling Polly, Twin Sisters (4), Weel 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    ENGLAND(North East), CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AB, AAB, AABB, AABB', ABC, AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Vickers
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:William Vickers music manuscript collection
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1770
 Artist    Biography:Patrick J. Scanlon
 Title of recording    Keel Row/Money Musk
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Columbia A2837 77257 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1917
The Keel Row (Shields Variations)

Played by: Edric Ellis
Source: Soundcloud
Image: St Ives
 Score   (1)   
The Keel Row

X:1 T:Keel Rewe Reel, The T: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:1 T:Keel Row, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A d|c2 A/A/A d2 Bd|c2 Ac (BG)Ed|c2 A/A/A d2 Bd|cABG A2A:| d|ceea f2 ed|c2 Ac BGEd|ceea f2 ed|(cA)BG A2 Ad| ceea f2 ed|c2 Ac BGEd|ceeg aefd|cABG A2A||

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:1 T:Weel May the Keel Row M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 1, p. 52 (mid-19th century) F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G dc|B2 GB c2 Ac|B2 GB AF D2|B2 GB c2 Ac|BGAF G2:| dc|Bddg e2 dc|B2 GB AF D2|Bddg e2 dc|BGAF G2 Gc| Bddg e2 dc|B2 GB AFD2|Bddg gfed|BGAF G2||

X:15 T:Keel Row. Roose.0304 B:Roose MS, 1850 Z:Village Music Project 2019 Mike Hicken M:C| L:1/8 N: NB Note added here to give correct repeat. Q:1/4=130 K:G "^NB"c|B2G>B c2 A>c|B2 G>B A>FD>c|B2 G>B c2 A>c| B>GA>F G2 G:| |:c|B>ddg e2 d>c|B2 G>B A>FDc|Bddg e2 d>c|B>GA>F G2G :|

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:1 T:Keelro T:Keel Row, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 188, p. 40) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A ceea f2 ed|c2 Ac BE E2|ceea f2 ed|cABG A2A2| ceea f2 ed|c2 Ac BE E2|cefg aefd|cABG Afed|| c2 Ac dB B2|cAAc BE E2|cAAc dB B2|cABG A2A2| c2 Ac dB B2|cAAc BE E2|cAec dBfd|cABG A2A2||

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:The Keel Row 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||