Thought id share this wee nice reel that I enjoy playing.
Written by Ian Hardie and I converted into abc from http://www.bordersfiddlegroup.org.uk/tunes/reels/knockdhu_reel.html
Quick video of it being played far better than I could ever hope to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-qM-WEucK0
Knockdhu, Co. Antrim
Just watching an episode from Time Team about a Bronze Age settlement 🙂
Not Antrim Knockdhu.
Ian Hardie composed this piece after "a deserted homestead in the remotest area of the Dava Moor".
Dava Moor is not too far away from where Ian Lived in Nairn.
You can just about see Knockdhu in the picture here:
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."
No, I hadn’t been sampling them. There are at least two whiskies named after different hills.
Has anyone ever looked into what the chords are for this?
For the chords, I usually go through Am, Am, G, Em
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.