The Rookery reel

There are 34 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bill Hoare’s (a few times), The Cliffs Of Moher (a few times), The Drunken Landlady (a few times), The Green Mountain (a few times) and Saddle The Pony (a few times).

The Rookery has been added to 24 tune sets.

The Rookery has been added to 180 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Rookery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BGAG EGDG|EGDG EGDE|G2 Bd e2 dg|e2 dg edBA|
G2 GA B2 Bd|e2 ed efga|bgag egge|dBAc BG G2:|
|:b2 gb a2 ga|b2 gb aged|G2 Bd e2 dg|e2 dg edBA|
G2 GA B2 Bd|e2 ed efga|bgag egge|d2 Ac BG G2:|
X: 2
T: The Rookery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:BGAG EGDG|EGDG EGDE|G2 Bd e2 dg|<>
X: 3
T: The Rookery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"G"BGAG "Em"EGDG|"C"EGDG "D"EGDE|"G"G2 Bd "Em"e2 dg|"C"e2 dg "D"edBA|
"G"G2 GA "Em"B2 Bd|"C"e2 ed "D"efga|"G"bgag "Em"egge|"C"dB"D"Ac "G"BG G2:|
|:"G"b2 gb "Em"a2 ga|"C"b2 gb "D"aged|"G"G2 Bd "Em"e2 dg|"C"e2 dg "D"edBA|
"G"G2 GA "Em"B2 Bd|"C"e2 ed "D"efga|"G"bgag "Em"egge|"C"d2 "D"Ac "G"BG G2:|

Ten comments

The Rookery

I learned this one in a class with John Skelton at the Swannanoa Gathering several years ago. I’m not sure of it’s actual origin. I like following it with "Sally Gardens" (the reel, of course.)

This is my first attempt at transcribing into ABC, so I hope I got it right. I can never remember what the names of the key signatures are. This tune has an F#.

The Rookery

I think this is another composition by Vincent Broderick.

Key signature

Gmaj rather than Dmix, but doesn’t matter for the sheet music

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Typo ?

The f on the 3rd bar is odd. I’d put a g instead.

|:BGAG EGDG|EGDG EGDE|G2 Bd e2 dg|<…>

Nice concertina version on track 1 of Caitlin Nic Gabhan album 2012

On the mentioned youTube file the rookery is after 7:52

Laura Byrne’s recording of “The Rookery”

It’s the jig; not the reel. There is one setting of it on this website.

The Rookery, X:3

Simple Chords by Bruce Williams, Melbourne, Australia
ABC notes Copied from Setting #1