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Country Dances

K2v1-4 = Kerr's First/Second/Third/Fourth Collections of Merry Melodies  (More Info)
K2v5 = Kerr's Caledonian Collection  (More Info)
K2v6 = Kerr's Collection of Merry Melodies for the Piano
K2v7 = Kerr's Collection of Reels and Strathspeys
K2v8 = Kerr's Violin Instructor and Irish Folk-Song Album
K2v9 = Kerr's Thistle Collection
K2v10 = Kerr's Modern Dance Album


All annotations are by Nigel Gatherer unless otherwise stated.

Last updated: 18th June, 2001

Arkansas Traveller D
Back of the Change House D K2v1p22 Probably Irish
Bottom of the Punch Bowl D K2v1,26
British Grenadiers D K2v3p42
Calver Lodge D K2v1,29
Circassian Circle D K2v3p42 Actually titled Carcassian Circle in Kerr's (a mistake). Recordings: Scottish Fiddlers, Kelvin Hall II (1976)
Come Let Us Dance and Sing D K2v1,29
Comin' Thro' the Rye D K2v3p41
Country Dance A K2v1p21 One of several vague nomenclatures in the Kerr's collections.
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Dashing White Sergeant D K2v1,30 Recordings: Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Prom (1980)
Duncan Gray D K2v3p42
East Neuk of Fife G K2v1p23 Recordings: Various, Scottish Fiddlers to the Fore (1970)
Flowers of Edinburgh G K2v1p23 Recordings: Golden Fiddle Awards (1980); Various, Scottish Fiddlers to the Fore (1970)
For Tonight We'll Merry Merry Be D K2v3p42
Four Posted Bed, The D K2v1p46
Fox and the Grapes, The D K2v3p42
Gaelic Air, A A K2v1,26
Girl I Left Behind Me, The G K2v3p41
Good Night and Joy Be With You D K2v1,26
Hey Johnnie Cope Bm K2v3p41 Recordings: Golden Fiddle Awards (1981)
Highland Laddie D K2v1p21
John Peel A K2v3p43
Judy Brallaghan A K2v3p42 Irish. Aka The Green Fields of America
Kelvin Grove G K2v3p41 Aka Will Ye Gang to Kelvingrove.
Lancers, The D K2v3p42
Lass o' Gowrie, The D K2v3p42
Lass O' Patie's Mill, The D K2v1p21
Lass of Richmond Hill, The D K2v3p42
Maid of Llangollen D K2v3p41 Welsh
Market Chorus D K2v1p22
Meg Merrilees A K2v1p23
Merry Go-Round, The Am K2v1p30
My Heather Hills D K2v1,26
My Love is But a Lassie Yet D K2v1p22 Aka Lady Badinscoth's Reel. Recordings: Ron Gonnella: Scottish Fiddle Magic (1992); Heritage, When the Dancin' It's A' Done (1980)
O'er the Hills and Far Away D K2v1,26
Old Bog Hole A K2v2p14 Related to the American tune Turkey In the Straw, the tune of which was known as a song, Old Zip Coon, and before that a tune called Natchez Under the Hill (it's also been called Matches Under the Hill). The earliest printing of Natchez... is 1838, although according to Mark Wilson, the tune had been mentioned twenty years earlier.
Patronella D K2v1p22 This is the tune commonly known as Petronella - this title is probably a typo.
Plough Boy, The D K2v3p42 Aka The Curly Headed Ploughboy, and The Handsome Plowboy (DMI).
Poor Mary Ann D K2v3p41
Rakes of Mallow G K2v3p41 Irish (although played in Scotland for centuries). Recordings: Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Prom (1980)
Rose Tree, The D K2v1p21 This tune can be found in the Gow collections as The Old Lea Rigg.Recordings: Ron Gonnella: Scottish Fiddle Magic (1992); Heritage, When the Dancin' It's A' Done (1980)
Spider and the Fly, The A K2v3p41
Staten Island D K2v1p21 Jack Campin: Maybe this relates to the one in New York harbour, but there is another Staten Island near Cape Horn that might have been well-known to sailors. Aka Burns' Hornpipe. Recordings: Fiddler's Rally - Mod (1975); Golden Fiddle Awards (1981)
Swiss Air D K2v3p43
Tank, The A K2v1,29
This Is No My Ain Lassie, O D K2v3p41
Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craigielie G K2v3p41 Aka Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craigielea.
Tink a Tink A K2v1,29
To Ladies' Eyes A K2v3p41
Torry Burn Lasses G K2v1p23
Aka Torryburn Lasses; Torry Burn. Can be found in O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland as Tady's Wattle and Comely Jane Downing.
Trab Trab D K2v3p43
Triumph A K2v1p21
White Cockade, The G K2v1p23 Recordings: Various, Scottish Fiddlers to the Fore (1970)
Willie was a Wanton Wag D K2v3p42