The Rock On The Clyde jig

Also known as Brid Harper’s, The Morne’s.

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

The Rock On The Clyde appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Rock On The Clyde has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Rock On The Clyde has been added to 127 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Rock On The Clyde
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:F|GEF G2A|B2e dBd|edB AGA|BGE AFD|
GEF G2A|B2e dBd|edB AGA|BGE E2:|
|:f|~g3 fed|~e3 dBA|~G3 AGA|BGE EGE|
DB,D GAc|BdB g2d|edB AGA|BGE E2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Rock On The Clyde
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:A|FDE F2G|Add cAc|dcA ~G3|AFD GEC|
FDE F2G|Add cAc|dcA GFG|AFD D2:|
|:e|~f3 edc|ded cAG|~F3 GFG|AFD DFD|
CA,C DFB|Aca fdc|dcA GFG|AFD D2:|

Thirteen comments

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Source: "Callan Bridge" by Niall And Cillian Vallely
Transcription: g.m.p.

Brid Harper’s (reel)

Could someone please post the .abc text in here for the reel known as Brid Harper’s? The link from this tune listed on Verena Commins & Julie Langan’s recording "Fonnchaoi" incorrectly leads one to the jig of the same name…

Thanks.

Brid Harper’s

A transcription of Brid Harper’s version in D minor.
K:Dmin
|:A|FDE F2G|Add cAc|dcA ~G3|AFD GEC|
FDE F2G|Add cAc|dcA GFG|AFD D2:|
|:e|~f3 edc|ded cAG|~F3 GFG|AFD DFD|
CA,C DFB|Aca fdc|dcA GFG|AFD D2:|

Another name

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems to me that Vinnie Kilduff (1990) plays that jig under the title "The Rock On The Clyde"

Tuning

The Vallelys play this one in F on Callan Bridge, I think.

f.pellerin about the title - I just noticed that Philip Duffy also has it as "The Rock on the Clyde".

The Rock on the Clyde

The first setting above is pretty much the same as "The Rock on the Clyde" in the Bobby MacLeod book and marked as "Composed by Bobby MacLeod".

Re: Brid Harper’s

Surely this tune should be listed under its own name, "The Rock on the Clyde"?
It’s not named Brid Harpers at all and is written by a well known composer

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Re: Brid Harper’s

I agree with Bogman, but hey, a lot of so-called "Irish" tunes come from a Scottish source, and it’s almost as though they need to be re-named so as to hide the fact that they’re Scottish. Don’t get me wrong: I love lots of Irish tunes, and I play mostly Irish tunes. I’m not biased either way as to Irish or Scots, but credit should be paid where it is due I feel. There is an increasing amount of back and forth between both countries in regard to music, so maybe we should just say "Celtic" rather than Irish or Scottish….and then there’s Breton, Galician, Nova Scotian etc. There’s plenty of these latter-mentioned tunes played in the Irish repertoire, and yet they (opposed to many Scots tunes) always get the credit that they are due, in relation to their origin. For some reason Scots tunes just can’t be Scots, can they? They are instead, "absorbed" into the Irish repertoire as being Irish. There’s no bitterness from me here, honestly… just a statement of something I’ve noticed.

Re: Brid Harper’s

If you’re 100% sure this is "The Rock On The Clyde" composed by Bobby McLeod, then no one can complain if you change the main title, and list "Brid Harper’s" as an alternative.

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