Frank Gilruth reel

Also known as Frank Gilruth’s.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Frank Gilruth has been added to 1 tune set.

Frank Gilruth has been added to 63 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Frank Gilruth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
e2 dc BEGB|cFAc BEGB|e2 dc BEGB|cedf eagf|
e2 dc BEGB|cFAc BEGB|edec BEGB|cedf geeg|
agfe dece|Bede geeg|agfe dece|Bedf geeb|
agfe dece|Bede geea|gbge fafd|egec dfdB|
# Added by errik .
2
X: 2
T: Frank Gilruth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
e2 dc BEGB|cFAc BEGB|e2dc BEGB|cedf eagf|
e2 dc BEGB|cFAc BEGB|e2dc BEGB|cede ge~e2|
agfe dece|Bedf gf~f2|agfe dece|Bedf ge~e2|
agfe dece|Bedf gf~f2|abaf gage|fedc Bagf|]

Seven comments

Composed by Peter Milne

Posted by .

Frank Gilruth

Frank Gilruth (1853-1915), from Sanquhar, Aberdeenshire, was a teacher by profession. There was a strathspey of the same name by the same composer, Peter Milne (1824-1908).

Frank Gilruth, X:2

e2 dc BEGB|cFAc BEGB|e2dc BEGB|cedf eagf|
e2 dc BEGB|cFAc BEGB|e2dc BEGB|cede ge~e2|
agfe dece|Bedf gf~f2|agfe dece|Bedf ge~e2|
agfe dece|Bedf gf~f2|abaf gage|fedc Bagf|

Re: Frank Gilruth

a version from the playing of Laoise Kelly

Re: Frank Gilruth

There is another tune by the same name, a great hornpipe in A major, composed by Scott Skinner. It’s available on here as well, under Hornpipes.

Re: Frank Gilruth

Peter Milne also wrote a strathspey with the same name. The subject, Frank Gilruth, was born in Sanquhar near Gartly, Aberdeenshire in 1853. He studied teaching, spent a little time in Edinburgh, and in 1882 he went to work at Dumfries Academy until his death in 1915. He was a fiddler and a great admirer of James Scott Skinner (and, I’m guessing, Peter Milne), and he composed tunes in the Scots idiom, mostly hornpipes. His slow air "Farewell to Gartly" was published in Skinner’s Harp & Claymore Collection (1903) and four of his tunes were published elsewhere in 1904 and 1910.

Gilruth was also an amateur artist, and a collector of postcards, many of which had tunes written on their reverse (as an example, see http://www.futuremuseum.co.uk/collections/features/online-exhibitions/the-frank-gilruth-collection/iconic-scotland/the-granite-city.aspx for a tune by Scott Skinner in his own hand).