Harp graphic
 Kerr's Collections

Country Dances
Additional Info


Back to:
Kerr's Index

Traditional Music


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

Title Key Book   Notes
1st of May A K4,29
22nd of March G K3,37
Acrobat's Hornpipe A K3,38 There is another tune by the same name in Ryan's Mammoth Collection.
Albert's Hornpipe C K3,39
Albion Hornpipe G K3,37 By Carl Volti (biog).
Aldridge's Hornpipe A K2,38
American Boot Dance F K3,39
American Hornpipe A K2,38 ?American
Apples In Winter G K4,31
Aspinwall Hornpipe G K2,41
Attwood G K1,43 This is Charles Attwood by James Hill.
Attwood Hornpipe, The G K5,23
Balkan Hornpipe D K2,39
Bamford Hornpipe Bb K2,43
Beautiful Swanee River G K2,40 ?American
Beaux of Oak Hill D K2,36
Beaux of Oak Hill Hornpipe D K5,25
Belle of Claremont D K2,39
Belles of Rockland D K6,26
Bells of Rockland D K2,39
Blue Bell G K3,37
Blue Violit A K2,40 Clog, ?American
Bonaparte's Hornpipe A K4,29
Bottom of the Punch Bowl D K1,26
Break Down A K4,29
Bricklayer's Hornpipe F K2,37
Bristol Hornpipe, The A K1,44
Bryne's Favorite Hornpipe D K2,41 [Byrne's]
Burgess Hornpipe D K2,36
Butcher's Boy, The D K2,47
Clog, ?American
Byrne's Favorite Hornpipe D K2,41 Not the same tune as below.
Byrne's Hornpipe D K3,36
Cabin Down the Lane G K4,31
Caledonian Laddie D K2,32
Camp Hornpipe D K2,36
Carlton Hornpipe A K3,38
Celebrated Stop Hornpipe Bb K2,42
Centennial Hornpipe Bb K2,42
Champion Clog Dance, The C K6,29 Clog, American
Channel Fleet Hornpipe, The C K6,30 N Godfrey
City of Savannah D K2,39 By Frank Livingston, America.
Cliff Hornpipe, The D K1,44
Aka The Ruby Hornpipe, and possibly by James Hill.
Clog Dance I Am K6,19 Clog, American
Clog Dance II D K6,21 Clog, American
Clog Dance III A K1,45
Clog, American. This is reminiscent ofthe hornpipe better known as Off to California
Clog Dance IV A K4,29 Clog
Clog Hornpipe G K4,31
Clutha Hornpipe G K2,36
By By Carl Volti (biog).
College Hornpipe, The Bb K1,45 Aka The Sailor's Hornpipe (one of many).
College Hornpipe, The C K6,52
Colosseum, The A K1,42
Concert Hornpipe, The F K2,42 Aka Coutt's Concert Hornpipe (see K6,29).
Constitution Hornpipe Bb K2,37
Cooper's Hornpipe D K2,38
Coquette Hornpipe G K2,39
Cork Hornpipe G K4,31
Corn Field G K4,31
Coquette, The F K2,44
Coutt's Concert Hornpipe F K6,29 Aka The Concert Hornpipe.
Craigpark D K4,30
Cuckoo's Nest, The D K4,30 Aka Jackie Tar
Democratic Hornpipe Bb K2,42 Aka Galway Bay Hornpipe.
Devil's Dream A K4,29 Not the same tune as the reel of the same name (see K4p6).
Devy Hornpipe G K4,31
Dew Drop G K6,30
Double Clog Dance G K2,46 Clog, American
Drunken Tailor, The Em K2,36 Very similar to the Irish reel The Drunken Landlady.
Dublin Hornpipe D K4,30
Dundee Hornpipe D K3,36 Aka The Union Hornpipe (K2,39) and Kildare Fancy (DMI).
Easter Saturday A K3,38
Durang's Hornpipe D K2,38
Durham Regatta Bb K3,40
Eclipse Hornpipe Bb K2,37 Recordings: Boys of the Lough, In the Tradition (1981)
Elk's Festival, The D K2,40
English Clog Hornpipe A K4,29 Clog, English
Face Me Up F K4,32
Falls of Clyde A K4,29
Fire Fly Hornpipe, The Bb K3,40
First of May A K4,29
Fisher's Hornpipe D K1,42
Fisher's Hornpipe (Duet) G K6,53
Flee As a Bird G K2,40 Clog. Recordings: Richard Thompson, Guitar, Vocal
Forecastle Hornpipe D K3,36 Also included in K2,39 as Hornpipe.
Gilsland's Hornpipe D K3,35
Gray's Hornpipe D K2,36
Griffin Hornpipe D K3,35
Hang Fire A K2,40 Clog
Hanover Square D K4,30
Harbour Lights G K4,31
Harlequin Am K4,32
Harry Bloodgood's Famous Jig Bb K2,43 Clog
Harvest Home D K1,42
Recordings: Pibroch MacKenzie, The Mull Fiddler (1969); Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Prom (1980)
Headlight, The Bb K2,43 Clog
High Level Hornpipe Bb K2,44
By James Hill. Aka The High Level Bridge.
Hole in the Wall C K2,47 Clog, American
Horn Hornpipe, The Bb K3,40
Hornpipe I D K2,38
The first part is very like Fisher's Hornpipe (see K1,42).
Hornpipe II G K6,24 [Clutha] By Carl Volti (biog).
Hornpipe III Gm K6,25
Hornpipe IV G K1,30
[The Rocket]
Hornpipe V Bb
Hornpipe VI G K2,40
Found in K2,40 as Qumdaro
Hornpipe VII D K1,26
Hornpipe VIII G K1,44
Hornpipe IX G K5,28
Hornpipe X D K1,26
Hornpipe XI G K1,42
Hornpipe XII G K1,43 This is The Thames Hornpipe (see K3,40).
Hornpipe XIII A K2,38
Hornpipe XIV D K2,39 This is Forecastle (see K3,36).
Hornpipe XV Bb K2,44
Hornpipe XVI Bb K2,44
Hornpipe XVII Bb K2,44
Hough Green A K3,38
Hugh Dunlop D K3,36 Hugh Dunlop composed some tunes included in the Kerr's collections; see Jessie Ralston's in K2,20.
Idlewild D K2,47 Clog, American
Irish Hornpipe Am K5,28 J McC (McConnel)
Jack's Delight D K1,45
Jacky Tar I Em K1,45
Aka The Cuckoo's Nest. Recordings: Fiddler's Rally - Mod (1975); Golden Fiddle Awards (1981)
Jacky Tar II C K7,28 [College Hornpipe]
Jaunting Car Hornpipe, The D K2,41
Johnny Get Your Gun A K4,29
Johnnie Knocked Over His Uncle G K1,45 D Williams
Jolly Butchers, The D K3,35 Aka The Tailor's Twist. Recordings: Boys of the Lough, In the Tradition (1981) (as The Tailor's Twist)
Jolly Tars F K4,32
Key West Hornpipe G K2,41
Kind Dearie Bb K4,32 Aka The Lea Rig and My Ain Kind Dearie.
Knocking Hornpipe G K2,45
Lamplighter's Hornpipe, The A
Landlubber, The C K3,39
Lark On the Strand, The Am K4,32
Life Boat, The F K4,32
Lime Street G K4,31
Liverpool Hornpipe D K1,42
Recordings:Fife Strathspey and Reel Soc., The Fiddle Sounds of Fife (1980)
Locomotive Hornpipe, The D K1,43
By James Hill.
London Bridge D K1,44
Londonderry D K3,36 Recordings: Glasgow Caledonians (1980)
Magic Flute F K2,37
Manchester Hornpipe, The D K1,43
Aka The Sailor's Hornpipe No.2 and Rickett's Hornpipe (both DMI).
Marshall Hill's Hornpipe Bb K2,43
Millicent's Favourite D K1,44
Aka The Royal Belfast, The Sweep's Hornpipe (DMI). Actually titled Millicen's Favourite.
Minstrel's Fancy, The D K2,40
Miss Brown D K2,36
Miss Gayton's Hornpipe G K1,26
Montgomerie's Hornpipe D K2,38
Month of May G K3,37
Morton's Hornpipe G K2,36
Mountain Ranger Bb K2,44
Murphy's Hornpipe D K4,30
Natal Day, The G K3,37
Navvie, The G K1,42
Aka The Navvie on the Line, and composed by James Hill. Recordings:Fife Strathspey and Reel Soc., The Fiddle Sounds of Fife (1980)
Ned Kendall's Hornpipe F K2,42
Negro Break Down III G K4,31 This is better known these days as The Banjo Breakdown
New York Hornpipe A K3,38
Newcastle Hornpipe, The C K5,26 Aka Prince Albert's Hornpipe, and composed by James Hill. Recordings: Angus Chisholm, Early Recordings (1978)
Newcastle, The Bb K1,46
News Boys F K2,44
Norfolk Hornpipe G K2,41
Oakland Garden C K2,47 Clog, American
Ohio A K4,29
Old Ironsides G K2,40
Old Man's Dance, The Am K2,46
Oxford Street D K4,30
Paddock, The G K4,31
Pall Mall D K4,30
Phil Isaac's A K2,47 Clog
Poorhouse D K4,30 This is widely known in the U.S. as Arkansas Traveller
Portland Hornpipe, The F K2,37
By Carl Volti (biog).
President Garfield's Hornpipe Bb K2,42 By Harry Carleton. Recordings: Angus Chisholm, Early Recordings
Quarter Deck D K3,36
Qumdaro G K2,40
Racket Hornpipe C K3,39
Recruit, The D K1,42
Rights of Man, The Em K4,31
Some people think this might have been composed by James Hill.
Rival, The G K2,39
Robertson's Hornpipe Bb K2,37
Roche Hornpipe D K3,35
Rocket Hornpipe, The G K6,27 [Hornpipe V]
Royal Belfast D K5,24 [Millicent's Fav]
Sailor's Hornpipe I G K7,28 Better known as Fisher's Hornpipe
Sailor's Hornpipe II C K6,52 Better known as The College Hornpipe
Sailor's Hornpipe III A K4,29
Salamanca D K1,45
Sand Dance A K4,29 American?
Saratoga Hornpipe F K2,42
Scotch Hornpipe D K2,38
Sentinel Hornpipe, The D K2,41
Seven Up G K2,39
Sharp's Hornpipe D K4,30
Sherwood Rangers, The D K1,43 Aka Duran Rangers. Recordings:Fife Strathspey and Reel Soc., The Fiddle Sounds of Fife (1980)
Silver Star Hornpipe G K2,41
Slow Hornpipe G K1,43
Smith's Hornpipe D K2,36
Soho D K4,30
Star Hornpipe C K5,27
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)
Steam Boat, The G K1,26 By James Hill
Strand, The G K4,31
Swansea Hornpipe G K2,39
Tank, The Bb K4,32
Telegraph Post, The C K4,32
Thames Hornpipe, The Bb
Thorp Haywood's Hornpipe C K5,27
Three Times Three F K4,32
Tide Come In, The Gm K3,40 Aka Factory Smoke.
Tom Howards Hornpipe A K1,44
Trill Hornpipe Bb K3,40
Triplet Hornpipe G K2,38
Trumpet Hornpipe G K1,45 Also known these days as Captain Pugwash because it was used as the theme tune for a UK children's TV programme. Recordings: James F Dickie's Delights (1976); Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Tam O'Shanter (1984)
Trumpet Hornpipe, The G K5,25
Union Hornpipe D K2,39 Aka The Dundee Hornpipe, The Kildare Fancyand The Pantomaime. Recordings: Fiddlers Three Plus Two (n.d.)
Upper Denton D K3,35
Vendome Hornpipe F K2,43 Recordings: Fiddlers Three Plus Two (n.d.)
Violetta Hornpipe F K2,42
Virginia Hornpipe I F K3,39
Virginia Hornpipe II Bb K4,32
Wade Hampton's Hornpipe Bb K2,42 By Frank Livingstone, American.
Washington Bb K1,46
Washington Hornpipe, The A K5,26
Waterloo Hornpipe D K3,36
Wedding Day F K3,39
Welsh Hornpipe, A G K1,45
West's Hornpipe D K1,45
Wests Hornpipe D K5,25
Whiddon's Hornpipe Bb K2,43
Whipple's Hornpipe Bb K2,37
Whitstable G K3,37
Willie Donaldson's Hornpipe G K3,38 By Hugh Dunlop
Wonder, The Bb K1,46
Possibly by James Hill.
Woods Hornpipe G K2,39
Wright's Hornpipe D K3,35
Yankee Doodle I (Duet) G K6,53
Yankee Doodle II C K2,46
Young Glasgow A K6,31
Zig-Zag Hornpipe G K3,37