Kay Girroir reel

By Joey Beaton

Also known as Kay Gerroir’s, Kay Girrior, Kay Girroir’s, Kay Girror, Kaye Girroir.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Kay Girroir has been added to 4 tune sets.

Kay Girroir has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Kay Girroir
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
fBBe fBBe|~f2 ec ~f2 ec|eAAc eAAc|e2 fe c2 Be|
fBBe fBBe|~f2 ec ~f2 ec|A2 ce ~a3 (f|{a}f2) ec Bcde:|
fbba bafg|afge ~f2 ec|Aaag aeef|=gefd ~e2 dc|
Bbba bafg|afge ~f2 ec|A2 ce ~a3 (f|1 {a}f2) ec Bcde:|2 {a}f2) ec B3 e||
# Added by Jamie .
X: 2
T: Kay Girroir
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|:fBBc fBBc|f2ec f2ec|eAAB cAAc|e2fe c2Bb|
fBBc fBBc|f2ec f2ec|ABce f2ec|1 f2ec B2Bb:|2 f2ec B2Bc||
|:Bbb^a bffg|=afge f2ec|Aaag aeef|=gefd e2dc|
Bbb^a bffg|=afge f2ec|ABce f2ec|1 f2ec B2Bc:|2 f2ec B4||

Six comments

Kay Girroir

This is third in a set following the old reel and a different version of drowsy maggie (posted in comments section) from the patrick street - “street life” album. I think it should be in Bdor?? Anyway, its a good tune, with lots of slide potential and a great change in the second part, especially with the G natural.

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I never heard this tune. Seems to be a good tune.

Source of tune

“Kay Girroir” was written by Joey Beaton, of Mabou, Cape Breton and appears in Jerry Holland, The Second Collection, Cranford Publications. If I’m not mistaken, Beaton is Natalie MacMaster’s uncle (brother of Natalie’s mom).

Cheers for that Gary!

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Similarities with Duncan Johnstone?

The first two bars of the second part are pretty much identical to the first two bars of the second part of Duncan Johnstone just recently posted. Perhaps Joey was influenced by this piece?

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Re: Kay Girroir

First off, yes, this should be in B dorian. Second, is it just me or does the first part sound a little like “Pigeon on the Gate”? At least it does the way Ian MacDougall plays it… Good tune!