T: The Kail Pot
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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.
Anyone know who wrote this?
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
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.
Kail Pot is my current “new favorite”. I searched the database here at thesession.org 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. https://thesession.org/tunes/4150
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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