The Black Haired Lad reel

Also known as Black Hair’d Lad, The Black Hair’d Lad, The Black-haired Lad.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Black Haired Lad has been added to 1 tune set.

The Black Haired Lad has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Black Haired Lad
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:e|Aeaf gefd|g2 dB GBdB|Aeaf gefd|g2 dB e2 A:|
e|A2 eA fAeA|g2 dB GBdB|A2 eA fAeA|g2 dB e2 Ae|
A2 eA fAeA|g2 dB GBdB|Aeaf gefd|g2 dB e2 A||

Five comments

The Black Haired Lad

This is a very old Scottish pipe reel I learned a few years ago from fiddler Roddy Neilson. Cracking tune on the fiddle too.

Mean tune! *Starts learning*

Very nice. I love these really old pipe tunes.

the A mixolydian caught my eye as I flicked through looking for the black mill, another old pipe tune….

The Black Haired Lad

Nice wee clip of the tune on the above clip, probably played by Rory Campbell. That would be about the average speed the tune is played at in these parts.