Hurlock’s reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Hurlock’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Hurlock's has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Hurlock's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AB | cBcA E2 AB | cBce f2 ef | agae f<a AB | c2 B2 B2 AB |
cBcA E2 AB | cBce f2 ef | agae f<a AB | c2 A2 A2 :|
|:ce | fece aece | gece A2 AB | cBcA EFAB |
[1 c2 B2 B2 ce | fece aece | fece A2 AB | cBcA EFAB | c2 A2 A2 :|
[2 c2 B2 B2 AB | cBcA E2 AB | cBce f2 ef | agae f<a AB | c2 A2 A2 ||
2
X: 2
T: Hurlock's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GA | BABG D2 GA | BABd e2 de | gfgd e<g GA | B2 A2 A2 GA |
BABG D2 GA | BABd e2 de | gfgd e<g GA | B2 G2 G2 :|
|:Bd | edBd gdBd | fdBd G2 GA | BABG DEGA |
[1 B2 A2 A2 Bd | edBd gdBd | edBd G2 GA | BABG DEGA | B2 G2 G2 :|
[2 B2 A2 A2 GA | BABG D2 GA | BABd e2 de | gfgd e<g GA | B2 G2 G2 ||
3
X: 3
T: Hurlock's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AB|cBcA E2 AB| cBce f2 ef| agaf efAB |c2 B2 B2 AB|
cBcA E2 AB|cBce f2 ef| agaf efAB |c2 A2 A2:|
ce|fece aece|fecA E2 AB|cBcA EFAB |c2 B2 B2 ce|
fece aece|fecA E2 AB|cBcA EFAB |c2 A2 A2 ce|
fece aece|fecA E2 AB|cBcA EFAB |c2 B2 B2 AB|
cBcA E2 AB| cBce f2 ef| agaf efAB c2 A2 A2||
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4
X: 4
T: Hurlock's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A | B>AB>G D2 G>A | B>AB>d e2 d>e | g>fg>d e>g G>A | B2 A2 A2 G>A |
B>AB>G D2 G>A | B>AB>d e2 d>e | g>fg>d e>g G>A | B2 G2 G2 :|
B>d | e>dB>d g>dB>d | e>dB>d G2 G>A | B>AB>G D>EG>A | B2 A2 A2 B>d |
e>dB>d g>dB>d | e>dB>d G2 G>A | B>AB>G D>EG>A | B2 G2 G2 B>d |
e>dB>d g>dB>d | e>dB>d G2 G>A | B>AB>G D>EG>A | B2 A2 A2 G>A |
B>AB>G D2 G>A | B>AB>d e2 d>e | g>fg>d e>g B>A | B2 G2 G2 |]

Twenty-one comments

Hurlock’s Reel

I got this tune from a friend of mine, Gaale Klein, a flutist. I don’t know where she got it.

Tom Anderson

This is a very well known Shetland tune written by Tom Anderson. So there, 🙂

Is the first note of the 2nd bar of the B-part not supposed to be an F# rather than a G#?

Re F#

Yes. I play F sharp there but there’s one or two other slight differences too.

Absolutely Lovely -

Is this on the Silver Bow collection / CD? I don’t recall this name … but then I don’t have the CD nearby.

Like so many Shetland tunes, it just swings along. Thanks for posting it.

As a fiddle tutor with the Orkney Traditional Music Project (OTMP), I would like to say that the Hurlocks Reel is a tune we teach our intermediates and they absolutely love it!!!

Also, the more advanced players in the OTMP play it with Willafjord and Spootiskerry, both Shetland reels as well.

Hurlock’s Reel

Played this for the first time in a session last night, but in G - as preferred by the flute and concertinas. It was followed by Robertson’s Reel, also in G. I’ll post Robertson’s in the next few days, but I’ll transpose it to A so as to fit in with Hurlock’s for those who wish to play them as a set.

& the G transcriptions? 😉

Hurlock’s Reel

OK. I’m going to do it anyway.

Hurlock’s Reel

Here is the G transpostion of Hurlock’s for those who want to play it as a set with Robertson’s in G (see tune #6530)
K:G
|:GA | BABG D2 GA | BABd e2 de | gfgd e<g GA | B2 A2 A2 GA |
BABG D2 GA | BABd e2 de | gfgd e<g GA | B2 G2 G2 :|
|:Bd | edBd gdBd | fdBd G2 GA | BABG DEGA |
[1 B2 A2 A2 Bd | edBd gdBd | edBd G2 GA | BABG DEGA | B2 G2 G2 :|
[2 B2 A2 A2 GA | BABG D2 GA | BABd e2 de | gfgd e<g GA | B2 G2 G2 ||

Hurlock’s Reel

Im with Diane on this one! It’s a good tune BUT it gets scking becuase we have o play it the whoe time!! lol

I love this!!

Didn’t know the name…but I do now! Good old advanced search!

Posted .

It’s a nice tune alright, more like a Scots Pipes march (hornpipey type) than a reel, perhaps..

Re: Hurlock’s Reel.

Composed by Shetlander Tom Anderson,I have an 1971 LP (known to my generation as a ‘record’) of him playing with Da Forty Fiddlers, where it is called Harlock’s Reel.
When & why did the spelling change?
Record "Shetland Fiddlers", Leader LED 2052 stereo

Re: Hurlock’s

Tune is on 40th Anniversary CD for Orkney Accord + Fiddle Club. Also find on it "Willafjord" and "Spootiskerry", both from Shetland. Pleasant easy listen, and brand new!! The OA & F Club rehearse at THE REEL, the Wrigley Sisters music venue and café in Broad Street, Kirkwall (an asset to the community and very crowded in summer).

Re: Hurlock’s

Composed by Tom Anderson in 1938.
As well as playing bass in the Lerwick Orchestra, Harry Hurlock played drums in Davie Robertson’s dance band in which Tom was the fiddler.

That’s all according to The Tom Anderson Collection Volume Two, published in 2004.