The Kail Pot strathspey

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Kail Pot has been added to 1 tune set.

The Kail Pot has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Kail Pot
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
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Five comments

Anyone know who wrote this?

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And thanks to Terry Traub for doing the hard work of putting the thing into ABC in the first place- I just copied it over from his site

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The Kail Pot (strathspey)

It appears only once in my database, and that’s in Kerr’s Merry Melodies Third Collection. Since that version is identical to yours (or rather Terry Traub’s), I conclude that that’s where it came from. No composer is credited in Kerr’s.

Love this one!

Kail Pot is my current “new favorite”. I searched the database here at in order to find a tune that to medlify with Kail Pot, and I found Roslyn Castle, which I actually played years ago, but forgot about it.

I play it on the flute, because the flute brings out the deliciously dark, low tones of both tunes really well. I play Roslyn Castle first, in a kind of free-style-air tempo, and after holding the final deep note for an extra, dramatic second, I step up the tempo a bit with Kail Pot.

No, this isn’t session material. My band performs fairly often on stage with a captive audience, so that’s why this combination works so well for us.

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