Knockdhu reel

Also known as The Knockdhu.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Knockdhu has been added to 9 tune sets.

Knockdhu has been added to 65 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Knockdhu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A,2 ED CA,A,G,|A,CEG A2 E^F|G2 BG cGBG|DEGD EDB,G,|
A,2 ED CA,A,G,|A,CEG A2 E^F|G2 BG cGBG|1 DEGG, B,A,A,G, :|2 DEGA BAGB ||
|:A2 aA gAaA|e2 ed cAAB|G2 BG cGBG|DEGA BAGB|
A2 aA gAaA|e2 ed cAAB|G2 BG cGBG|DEGG, B,A,A,[GG,]:|
2
X: 2
T: Knockdhu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A,2 ED CA,A,G,|A,CEG c2 EF|G2 BG AG E2|DEGD EDB,G,|
A,2 ED CA,A,G,|A,CEG c2 EF|G2 BG AG E2|1 DEGG, B,A,A,G, :|2 DEGA BAGB ||
|:A2 aA gAaA|e2 ed cAAB|G2 BG AGE2|[G,D]3 E GABG|
A2 aA gAaA|e2 ed cAAB|G2 BG AGE2|DEGD EDB,G,:|
3
X: 3
T: Knockdhu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A,2 ED CA,A,G,|A,CEG A2 E^F|G2 BG AG E2|DEGD EDB,G,|
A,2 ED CA,A,G,|A,CEG A2 E^F|G2 BG AG E2|1 DEGd, EDB,G, :|2 DEGA BAGB ||
|:A2 aA gAaA|e2 ed cAAB| (3GGG BG AGE2| D3 E GABG|
A2 aA gAaA|e2 ed cAAB| (3GGG BG AGE2|DEGD EDB,G,:|

Eleven comments

Knockdhu, Co. Antrim

Just watching an episode from Time Team about a Bronze Age settlement 🙂

Interesting, a different Knockdhu!

There are several. At least two whiskies named are after different hills.

There must be a fair few in Dakota, it seems.

"At least two whiskies named are after different hills."
Ouch…..

No, I hadn’t been sampling them. There are at least two whiskies named after different hills.

Chords

Has anyone ever looked into what the chords are for this?

Chords

For the chords, I usually go through Am, Am, G, Em

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Knockdhu, X:2

I learned this tune from a friend of mine who in turn learned it at a fiddle camp up in the Gulf Islands in B.C. The C arpeggio in the A section is what really caught my ear, and when I looked the tune up here and found the only setting had the c as an A instead I simply had to add this setting.

Interesting variation, Adam. Definitely a different feel with just one note.

Knockdhu Reel as written

The tune as written by Ian Hardie seems to have spawned offspring! If you combine Pintlicker’s part 1 with Adam Work’s part 2 you get very close to the original (and best) version, as found in Christine Martin & Anne Hughes Ho-ro-gheallaidh volume 2, and they are the oracles on Scots tunes for me.