The Rookery reel

By Vincent Broderick

There are 38 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Rookery appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Rookery has been added to 56 tune sets.

The Rookery has been added to 237 tunebooks.

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Two 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: 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:|

Thirteen 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

Re: The Rookery

Who owns the copyright to this? I’d love to use it on a set of trad songs I’m making for my Irish dancers.

Re: The Rookery

Why do you need “copyright” for that ?
As mentioned above, this was composed by the late Vincent Broderick. It was included [ pg 32 ] in a collection of his tunes named “The Turoe Stone”, published by Walton’s of Dublin.
The opening title page states at the bottom :
River Valley House, Kylemore Park South,
Ballyfermot Dublin 10

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Re: The Rookery

I’m going to put the recordings on CD’s for my dancers so that they can practice during lock down. That’s why I need to think about copyright.