Keel Row

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Polyethyl, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. Please may I ask whether anyone knows where to get sheet music for Keel Row?
    The internet produces music for the folk song version - which has the wrong tempo.
    I've phoned the DLI museum but the chap there didn't know.
    I could pop into the Guard's museum and ask them - but I thought I would ask the good people of Arrse first.

    Preferably music for the piano, but if it is written for a band then it can be converted.

    Many Thanks.
  2. I have a setting for it as a strathspey for pipes, if that's of any use to you.
  3. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Boosey & Hawkes do a copy for piano and voice here >> The Keel Row: Sheet Music Download @£1.99 for download.

    This one is a freebie and any issues with tempo should be ironed out by a half competent pianist, it is only a 2/4 time signature and should be played at between 120 and 140 depending on preference >> Free sheet music : Traditional - Weel may the keel row (Piano and Voice)
  4. Many Thanks for this.
    It is for a wedding - the fastest exit from the church imaginable!
  5. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    I assume that you are using an organist then.
    The 2nd download I posted should do fine as it contains all the musical info needed notationally.
    Just give him/her the music and sing or whistle the speed you want it at and all should be well.

    Even I could do it :biggrin:
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