Musical Notation & Video played slowly on Uilleann Pipes

in progress – last updated 11/5/2018

This page contains the musical notation and video clips from my 2016 recording “Cuisle Cheol na bPíob (the musical pulse of the Uilleann Pipes)”. I’ve uploaded it as a free online resource to anyone interested in learning the music.  I hope that they will be of help to you if you want to learn any of these tunes. I’ve edited some of the tunes so that the versions lend themselves to the limitations of the uilleann pipes. I’ve also added some piping ornamentation in, so they should be relatively musically intuitive and easy to play for uilleann pipers.

Enjoy!!

1. Corney Drew’s Hornpipe & The Faithful Friend
2. Tom Rowsome’s, Crabs In The Skillet & Paddy’s Green Island
3. Cuisle Ceoil An Bhlascaoid (The Musical Pulse Of The Blasket Islands)
4. The Wet Weather, The Fair Maids Of Ireland & Welcome To The Country
5. The Last Of The Twins & Rogers O’Neill
6. A Fig For A Kiss, The Night Before Larry Was Stretched & The Rakes Of Westmeath
7. An Buachaill Caol Dubh (The Dark Slender Boy)
8. Un-named (from The MacLean Collection) & Colclough’s Hornpipe
9. The Ace And Deuce Of Piping
10. The Dougarry Boys, The Swaggering Jig & Yellow Stockings
11. Lovely Charlie, Cookes Hornpipe & Un-named (Goodman Collection)
12. The Very Man & The Bee In The Bonnet
13. Cois Abhainn Na Séad (By The River Of Gems)
14. Rock Of The Quilt, Cailleach An Dilisg & Paddy O’Neill
15. The Pulaski Guards, The Mummers & The Wedding Ring

1. Corney Drew’s Hornpipe & The Faithful Friend

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X:123
T:Corney Drew’s Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 12/4/2018
K:G
“roll”~G3 E GABd|{g}edef gedg|edef gedB| BA{d}AG AcBA|
“roll”~G3 E GABd|{g}edef gedg|egdc BGAF|1G.dBA G2 BA :|2 “roll”~G3 FG2 Bd|
|:”roll”~g3 b (3aba ga|.bgaf gedg|edef gedB|BA{d}AG A2 Bd|
~g3 b a2ga|.bgaf gedg| (3(.e.g.e) dc BGAF |1 “roll”~G3 F G2 Bd:|2 G.dBAG4||
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X:20180427
T:The Faithful Friend (Hornpipe)
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated 27/4/2018
L:1/8
K:D
AG |: F”cran”~D3 {A}DEFG | AGAB cABc | dcde (3(.g.f.d) {g}ed | cABc .d.cAG |
F “cran”~D3 {A}DEFG | AGAB {d}cABc | dcde {a}fd{g}ed |1 cABc ~d2 (AG) :|2cABc ~d3 e |
|: {g}f.d.dc dfaf | g{fg}fed (3(.B.c.d) eg | {fg}f.d.dc dfaf | g{eg}ece dcde |
{a}f.d.dc dfaf | g{fg}fed cdeg | {fg}fgaf gb{ab}ag | (3(.f.g.f) ec ~d3 e 😐
|: fg{eg}ed (3(.e.g.e) .ec | .d.cAB cA{GA}GB | {AB}A “cran”~D3 {A}DEFG | ABcA dcde |
{a}fd (3(.e.g.e) .d.cAB | “roll”~=c3 A GFEF | D.d.dc de{a}fd |1 {g}edce ~d3 e :|2 {g}edce ~d4||
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2. Tom Rowsome’s, Crabs In The Skillet & Paddy’s Green Island


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T: Tom Rowsome’s
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 22/4/2018
L: 1/8
M: 12/8
K: G
D|:G2B ~d2g {eg}e2d {cd}c2A| ~d2 c {Bc}B2G {AB}A2G FED|
G2B ~d2g {eg}e2d {cd}c2A|1 B2d {cd}cAF “roll”~G3 {A}G2 D:|2 B2d {cd}cAF “roll”~G3 {A}G2 B||
|:”roll”~A3 “cran”~D3 “roll”~B3 “roll”~G3|”roll”~c3 ABc ~d3 d2B|
{cd}c2B {cd}c2d {g}e2d {cd}c2A|1 B2.d {cd}cAF “roll”~G3 {A}G2 B:|2 B2.d {cd}cAF “roll”~G3 {A}G3||

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The Tom Rowsome referred to in this tune would have been a brother of my great grandfather William. Link to more information about Tom

 

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X:1145
T:Crabs in The Skillet
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 12/4/2018
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Am
|:A3 {g}e2G|A2B c2d|.e.f.e dcB|{g}edc BAG|
A3 {g}e2G|A2B c2e|dBd. g^fe|1 dBG GEG:|2 dBG G2 e||
|:aba {b}ag^f|gag {a}g^fe|de^f {a}gfe|dBA A2e|
aba ag^f|gag {a}g^fe|de^f gfe|1 dBG G2e:|2 dBG G^FG||
|:”Roll”~A3 “Roll”~B3|”Roll”~c3 d3|efe dcB|{g}edc BAG|
“Roll”~A3 “Roll”~B3|”Roll”~c3 e3|dBd g^fe|1 dBG G^FG:|2 dBG G3||
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X:203
T: Paddy’s Green Island
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated May 2018
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:Dmaj
e|:{a}f.dd {a}e.dd|BdB AFG|A.dd fed|c.ee {a}eag|
{a}f.dd {a}e.dd|BdB AFG|~A2f {a}ede|1{a}fdc ~d2e:|2 {a}fdc ~d2c||
|:dfa {b}afe|dfa {b}afd|gab afd|c.ee {a}eag|
{a}f.dd {a}e.dd|BdB AFG|~A2f {a}ede|1{a}fdc ~d (3ABc:|2 {a}fdc ~d3||
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3. Cuisle Ceoil An Bhlascaoid (The Musical Pulse Of The Blasket Islands)



4. The Wet Weather, The Fair Maids Of Ireland & Welcome To The Country


 

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X:401
T: The Wet Weather
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated May 2018
L:1/8
M:4/4
R:reel
K:D
A|: dfed cABc | dgeg fage| dfed cABc |1 dfec d2 (3ABc:|2 dfec d3G||
|:”roll”~F3 G AF{A}FD| dB{d}BG AF{A}FD|F2 FG ABcd|1 {g}ecAc ~d2 AG :|2 ecAc d4||
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X: 20180427
T:Welcome to the Country
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated May 2018
R:Reel
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:D
d2 Bc dBAF | B.eed egfe |d2 Bc dBAF |EGF^D E4 |
d2 Bc dBAF | B.eed egfe |d2 Bc dBAF |EGF^D E4 |
B2 GE FD{A}DA | B2 GE FBA=c |B2 GE FAdc | .dBAF E3 =c |
(3(.B.c.B) GE F”cran”~D3 | B2 GE FBA=c |Bd^ce dfe.d | dBAF E2E2 ||
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5. The Last Of The Twins & Rogers O’Neill


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X:20180415
T:The Last of The Twins
L:1/8
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 12/4/2018
K:Gmaj
(3(def)|:gdBd {g}edBA|GBdg edBG|(3(EFG) AB c2 {eg}ed|cBAG A2 (3(def)|
gdBd {g}edBA|GBdg edBG|FGAB cdef|1gd BA G2 fa:|2 gd BA G2 (3(def)||
|:gfga gfed|{g}edef edBG|(3(EFG) AB cd{g}ed|cBAG A2 (3(def)|”roll”~g3 a {ga}gfed|
{g}edef edBG|FGAB cdef|1g2 gf g2 ef:|2 g2 gf g4||
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X:20170713
T:Rogers O’Neill
R:Hornpipe
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 30/4/2018L:1/8
K:Gmaj
BA|:GFGA G2 (3(DEF)|GB (3(def) g2 (3(def)|gdBG cege|(3(ded) (3(cBA) GFEF|
“roll”~G3 AG2 (3(DEF) |GB (3(def) g2 fa|gdBg {eg}ecAF|1GBAF G2 BA:|2 GBAF G2 (3(def)||
|:gdBd {g}ecAF|GBDB GBDB|AcDc AcDc|BdGd Bdfa|gdBd {g}ecAF|
GBDB G2 (3(GAB)|c{g}e.d.c .BAGF|1(3(.A.c.A) GF G2 (3(def):|2 (3(.A.c.A) GF G2 BA||
|:GFGA BDFA|BGBc dGBd|{g}ec (3(.g.f.d) g{eg}ece|(3(ded) (3(cBA) GFEF|
GFGA BDGB|AGAB cdef|gfge dcBA|1″roll”~G3 F G2 BA:|2″roll”~G3 F G2 Bc||
|:d{g}edB GABG|ADFA {GA}G3 A|BGBd {cd}cBAG|F.d.AF {DA}D2Bc|
d{g}edB GABG|(3(.A.c.A) {d}.AB cd{eg}ea|gfge .d.c.BA|1GBAF G2 (3(ABc) :|2 GgdB G4||
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6. A Fig For A Kiss, The Night Before Larry Was Stretched & The Rakes Of Westmeath

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X:601
T: A Fig for a Kiss
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated May 2018
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2B {d}BGE BGE|FAD AFd AFD|EFG AB=c BAG|1 B{g}eB AGF E2D:|2 B{g}eB AGF E2B||
{g}eBe geg bge|dAd {g}fdf afd| {g}eBe “roll”~g3 bge|gfe Be^d e2B |
{g}eBe geg bge|dAd {g}fdf afd| (3(efg) f ed=c BAG|B{g}eB AGF E3 ||
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X: 20170713
T: The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 30/4/2018
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cBA {d}AEA{d} A2 c|BAG {A }GDG Bcd|cBA {d}AEA{d} A2 c|Bc.d .dec BAG|
cBA {d}AEA{d} A2 c|BAG {A }GDG Bcd|cBA AEA {d}A2 c|Bc.d .dec BAG|
|cd.e e=fe “roll”~g3|cd.e .e=fg =fdB|cd.e e=fe g2 e|=fe.d .dec BAG|
cd.e e=fe “roll”~g3|cde e=fg =fdB|cde e=fe g2 e|=fe.d .dec BAG||
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X:603
T: Rakes of Westmeath
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated May 2018
M:9/8
L:1/8
R:Slip Jig (Key of D)
K:D
d{g}e.d dAG FED | d{g}e.d dAF ~G3 | ABc dAG FED | “roll”~=c3 E2F GFE |
d{g}e.d dAG FED | d{g}e.d dAF ~G3 | ABc dAG FED | =cB=c E2F GFE |
d2g fdf ecA | d2g fdf ~g3 | d2g fdf eAB | =cB=c E2F GFE |
d2g fdf ecA | d2g fdf ~g3 | agf gfe dAB |”roll”~=c3 E2F GFE |
ABc dAG FED|ABc dAF “roll”~G3|ABc dAG FED|”roll”~=c3 E2F GFE |
ABc dAG FED|ABc dAF “roll”~G3|ABc dAG FED|=cB=c E2F GFE |D6||
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7. An Buachaill Caol Dubh (The Dark Slender Boy)



8. Un-named (from The MacLean Collection) & Colclough’s Hornpipe


 

 

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X: 141
T: Colclough’s Hornpipe
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
O: last updated 21/4/2018
L: 1/8
M: 4/4
K: G
(3(DEF) |:G2GF GABc |dBcA GABc |dBgf edcB |cA{d}AG AcBA|
GAFA GABc |dBcA G{g}edc |BdBG AcAF |1GBAF G2 (3(DEF):|2GBAF G2 (3def||
|: gdBd gbaf |gdBd egfe |dBcA Bdeg |(3fgf d2d2 zf |
gdB.d .dBge |dBGB cAec |ecdB cAFG |1G.dAF G3 z :|2GBAF G2 dc||
|:BGdG BGdG |cA{g}eA cAeA |BGdG BGdB |AGFE D “cran”~D2 |
BGdG BGdG |cAeA cAea|gfge dBcA |1 G.dBA G3 A :|2GBAF G4||
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9. The Ace And Deuce Of Piping

 

Link to Musescore version



10. The Dougarry Boys, The Swaggering Jig & Yellow Stockings

 

 

 

 



11. Lovely Charlie, Cookes Hornpipe & Un-named (Goodman Collection)

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X:20180422
T:Cooke’s Hornpipe
L:1/8
C: arranged by Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 22/4/2018
K:D
A|:dfec dBAG|FAEA D3d|{d}ceAe {d}ceAf|(3(.g.f.e) “off knee”{g}.fd {d}cABc|
(3(dcd) {eg}ec dz AG|(3(.F.G.A) EA D3d|cABc dfec|1 dfec d2 (3ABc :|2 d2 (3(.g.f.c) d3 c||
|:Ac{g}ec Ad{f}fd|(3(.A.c.A) {g}ec (3(.A.c.A) {g}fd| faef gefd| (3(.g.f.e) fd {d}cABc|
(3(dcd) ec d2 AG|(3(.F.G.A) EA D2zd|{d}cABc dfec|1dfec d4 :|:|2 d2 (3(.g.f.c) d4||

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12. The Very Man & The Bee In The Bonnet

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X: 1
T: The Very Man
C: comp. Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 12/4/2018
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A “cran”~D3 {A}DEFG | AB=cAG2 FG| Ad^cd AGFD | EdcAG3 B |
A “cran”~D3 {A}DEFG | AB=cAG2 (3(EFG) | “roll”~A3 B AGEG | A z GE D2 z B 😐
|:A.d.de fded | cBcd cAGD| (3EFG AB cAGD | EdcA G3 B|
A.d.de (3(.g.f.d) {g}ed | “roll”~c3 d cAGD| E2 cBcA (3EFG|A zGE D4 😐

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X: 1
T: The Bee In The Bonnet
C: comp. Kevin Rowsome
C: last updated 21/4/2018
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EAAB cdec |dedc BGBd |ecAe dBGA |BcBA GAFA |
EAAB cdec |dedc BGBd |g2eg dBGA |BedB A4 😐
A^cea gfgd |egdc BGBd |A^cea gfgd |egdc B4 |
A^cea gfgd |egdc BGBe |ae^ce gdBg |dcBG A4 😐
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13. Cois Abhainn Na Séad (By The River Of Gems)



14. Rock Of The Quilt, Cailleach An Dilisg & Paddy O’Neill

 



15.The Pulaski Guards, The Mummers & The Wedding Ring

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T: The Mummers Reel xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
C: arranged for uilleann pipes by Kevin Rowsome
C: updated May 2018
L:1/8
M:4/4
R:reel
K:G
gfge d3 c|BcdB ~G3G|DGBG DGBd|dcBc A4 |
gfge d3 c|B2 d2 ~G3G|GABd gdBG|1FGAF G2 (3(Bcd):|2FGAF G3c ||
|:B2 d2 dBGB|dcBc ~A3B|GABd gfgb|afge dcBA |
B2 .dd dBGB|dcBc ~A3B|GABd gdBG|1(3EFG AF ~G3c :|2FGAF G4 ||
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