The Whistler Of Rosslea reel

Also known as Burke’s, The Whistler From Rosslea, The Whistler Of Rosleigh.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Whistler Of Rosslea has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Whistler Of Rosslea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GABc dBcA | fdcA BGGE | FGAB c2 Bc | dBcA BGGF |
GBAc Bdce | dgfa gfdc | Bdgf dcAF | [1 DGGF G3 D :| [2 DGGF G2 Bd||
|: g2 dg Bgdg | gbag fdde | =f2 cf Afcf | =fedc AG^FD |
Gggf gfdc | Bcde fdcd | gfde fdcA | [1BGAF DGBd | [2 BGAF G4||

Seven comments

Maybe somebody out there will know the name of this. I got it off a tape that just said jigs & reels.

This is the Whistler of Rosslea, a Reavy tune. It’s already here but this is the more usual key.


Oh, sorry about the duplication. I checked for these note combinations, but forgot to check other keys.
Thanks for the name, too.

The Kane sisters refer to this as The Whistler of Rosslea, rather than FROM Rosslea.

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John G. Walsh calls this tune Burke’s on his "Galway Rambler" album. Maybe he learned the tune from Joe Burke because he does play a few of Joe’s tunes/versions of tunes on the album.