Bargenny Bowling Green jig

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Bargenny Bowling Green has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Bargenny Bowling Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:DED D2c|GEC C2E|DED D2e|f2d ecA|
fgf e2 d|cAc C2e|DED D2f|(4efge d3:|
|:ded d2 a|gec c2e|ded d2a|g2e cde|
fgf e2d|cAc C2E|DED D2 f|(4efge d3:|
|:dAd cAc|GEC C2c|dAd cAc|dAd cAc|
fed cAF|GEC C2E|DED D2f|(4efge d3:|
|:afd afd|gec efg|afd afd|afd d2e|
fgf e2d|cAc C2E|DED D2f|(4efge d3:|

Four comments

Composed by Neil Gow,recorded by Capercaille.

Re: Bargenny Bowling Green

Probably not composed by Neil Gow. “Bargenny’s Bowling Green” was published in John Riddle of Ayr’s 1782 collection and is also found in an earlier collection as “BallGownie’s Bowling Green”, published by David Rutherford c. 1775 (see “Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances, vol. 2” on the Village Music Project web-site.)

Re: Bargenny Bowling Green

Hi Rosa - good to see you here. Slightly earlier than Riddell, it appears as “Balgeny’s Bouling Green” in Bremner’s First Collection (c1757). In Gow’s Complete Repository Vol.2, the tune is published with “Jo. Riddell” clearly marked beside it, so none of the Gow family attributed to him. Also, as you say, it was published in Riddell’s own 1782 collection, in which all tunes are claimed as his compositions.

Re: Bargenny Bowling Green

Hi Nigel - thanks! John Riddle (1716-1795) published 2 editions, the first in 1766 and the second in 1782 (see Highland Music Trust web-site). The version in Bremner looks better than the one in Riddle’s 2nd edition which has F# in the fourth part (?).