Rowsome’s reel

Also known as The Balintore Fancy, The Ballintore Fancy, The Kerry, Rowesome’s, Tim The Market Man.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Rowsome’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Rowsome’s has been added to 7 tune sets.

Rowsome's has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Rowsome's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
GAAG A3 F|GEAF GEEG|A3 c BGG2|1 BdBG cAB:|2 BdBG c3||
d|e3 d efg2|G3 F GAEG|A3 c BGG2|BdBG c3 d|
e3 d efg2|G3 F GAEG|A3 c BGG2|BdBG cAB||
X: 2
T: Rowsome's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
A>AGE (3AcA GE|(3AcA GE G2 (3EFG|AA2c BGGB|1 AddB {d}ccec:|2 Ad{e}dB c2cd||
ee2d efg2|GAGE G2EG|AA2c BGGc|Ad{e}dB c2cd|
(3efg ed efg2|GAGE G2 (3EFG|AA2c BGGc|Ad{e}dB c2 z2||

Six comments

Rowsome’s or Kerry Jig

Joe McKenna, The Irish Low Whistle, track 4, first tune, followed by The Ballintore Fancy.

The same set is called a set of single jigs on Leo Rowsome, The King of the Pipers, track 2, and this tune is called The Kerry Jig (, but to my ear it’s played as a reel, and only the second tune is played as a slide.

The same set is called “The Ballintore Fancy” on The Bothy Band, Old Hag You Have Killed Me (LP: Polydor Super 2383 417), side 2, track 4. Paddy Keenan comes in with this after an introductory piece (Ng’s #3148) that sounds as if it were written as a counterpoint to this tune. Both parts are played single, instead of double first part, single second as played by Rowsome and the Bothies.

Re: Rowsome’s

I have just came across a reel in the O’Neill’s DMI (1001)
“Tim the market man”, tune N° 690. both tune share more or less the same melody.