Birkenburn reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Birkenburn has been added to 1 tune set.

Birkenburn has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Birkenburn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e2|:dBBd e2 ge|d2 Be dBBe|dBBd e2 ge|1 dBAB GEEe:|2 dBAB GEEf||
|:g2 gf gbag|fdad fddf|gfef gabg|agfa geef|
g2 gf gbag|fdad bdaf|geed efge|1 dBAB GEEf:|2 dBAB GE E2||

Four comments


This is a Scottish reel I heard played by piano-accordionist Phil Cunningham on the album he made with his brother John, "Against The Storm". It has a known composer, but a cursory look at likely websites has not turned him up.


Composed by James Macintosh of Dunkeld, Perthshire. I don’t know a lot about him, but I have a copy of a small collection of tunes he published in 1930, which includes "Birkenburn". It’s not too far away from the Cunninghams’ version.