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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: 7th June, 2002

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Title Key Book   Notes
42nd Highlander's Farewell D K2v3p47
74th Highlanders Quickstep, The A K2v5p6
Quickstep. Recordings: Pibroch MacKenzie, The Mull Fiddler (1969)
93rd's Farewell to Gibralter A K2v1p49
Athole Highlanders, The A K2v3p29
"Quickstep". The tune celebrates the last private army in the UK. Aka Atholl Highlanders and Athol Highlanders. Recordings: Bob Smith's Ideal Band, Better Than an Orchestra (1977); Boys of the Lough, The Piper's Broken Finger (1976); Heritage, When the Dancin' It's A' Done (1980); Sprangeen (1984); Tannahill Weavers, IV (1981); Whistlebinkies 5 (1988); The Foundry Bar Band (1981)
Barren Rocks of Aden D K2v5p3 "Quickstep". This tune is played as a polka in Ireland under its own name, or as The Sailor's (see Bulmer & Shapley Vol.4). Recordings: Bob Smith's Ideal Band, Better Than An Orchestra (1977); Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Prom (1980)
Brave Lewie Roy C K2v3p45 The group Jock Tamson's Bairns say: "We think [this] should properly be called Brave Louis Roi - possibly a relic of the Auld Alliance." Recordings: Jock Tamson's Bairns (1980).
Brian Boroum's March Am K2v5p18
Caledonian March D K2v1p49 Known in the US as Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine [ABC]; Sherman's March to the Sea and Dying on the Field of Battle.
Celtic Society's Quickstep A K2v3p46
Culloden Day A K2v3p46
Dornoch Links A K2v1p48
"Quickstep" (in K5).
Downfall of Paris, The G K2v4p40
Drunken Piper, The Am K2v5p4 Quickstep. Recordings: Silly Wizard, Silly Wizard (1976); Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Prom (1980); Golden Fiddle Awards (1978)
Fingal's Cave G K2v1p48
French March I G K2v1p30
Gaelic Air, A I G K2v1p26 2/4 march
Glendaurel Highlanders, The A K2v5p4 Quickstep. Recordings: Strings of Scotland (1975)
Glengarry's March A K2v3p46
"Quickstep" (in K5).
God Save Ireland D K2v8p35 Irish
Grand March G K2v6p15
Heights of Alma, The A K2v5p3 Quickstep. Aka The Alma. Recordings: Bob Smith's Ideal Band, Better Than an Orchestra (1977)
Hey Johnnie Cope D K2v3p41 Recordings: Tannahill Weavers, IV (1981)
Highland Brigade at Waterloo, The Am K2v6p10 "Bagpipe tune"
Highland Laddie A K2v5p5 Quickstep
Highland Quickstep G K2v1p47
Hills of Glenorchy Em K2v1p47
"Quickstep" (in K5)
Inveraray March G K2v3p46
Inverness Gathering, The A K2v1p47
Johnnie Cope D K2v3p41 Aka Hey Johnnie Cope.
Kenmure's On An' Awa' G K6,9 Recordings:
Various, The Caledonian Companion (1975); Golden Fiddle Awards (1976); Strings of Scotland (1975)
Killiecrankie D K2v1p49 Known in Ireland as Planxty Davis.
Kilty Lads, The Em K2v5p5 Quickstep
Lochiel's March Em K2v1p47
Logan Water D K2v3p47
Lord Napier of Magdala D K2v6p13
MacDonald's March, The A K2v3p47
MacGregor's March D K2v3p46 This is reminiscent of Over the Hills and Far Away
MacKenzie Highlander's March A K2v5p3 Quickstep
March I Am K2v1p49
March to the Battlefield D K2v8p17 Irish
Miss Forbes's Farewell to Banff G K2v3p45
Mrs McDonald G K2v1p48 Aka The Island of Mull.
My Braw Highland Laddie C K2v1p47 Recorded as Gaelic Air by The Wick Scottish Country Dance Band. Derek Hoy (of the group Jock Tamson's Bairns) says it's now well known as The Wee Highland Laddie [ABC].
Napoleon Crossing the Alps Am K2v6p12 Quickstep
Oh! For the Swords of Former Time A K2v8p16 Irish
Prince Albert's March A K2v6p10 "Bagpipe tune"
Prince Charlie's Welcome to the Isle of Skye G K2v3p45 This is known in Ireland as [forgotten]
Quickstep I D K2v1p47 Quickstep
Quick-Step II Am K2v1p48 Quickstep
Quickstep III G K2v1p49 Quickstep
Rose of Allandale C K2v6p15
Signal March G K2v7p37
Soldier and his Kilt, The A K2v6p11 Quickstep "Bagpipe tune"
Trysting Rock, The G K2v6p11 Quickstep "Bagpipe tune"
Wha' Widna Fecht G K2v2p34 Aka Wha' Widna Fecht for Charlie and
Wha Saw the Forty-Second. Played as a polka in Ireland under the name Din Tarrant's No.5 and it's also used in English Morris music as The March Past.