Sheet Music: Kate Dalrymple

TitleKate Dalrymple
Alternate titlesNew Highland Laddie
Jingling Johnnie
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature4/4
Tempo200 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-03-27
Last updated2011-03-27
Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 27 March 2011

Tune of the Day: Kate Dalrymple

Traditional Scottish reel

The melody to this traditional Scottish reel, which is based on an ancient folk-tune, was first published in 1750 under the title “The New Highland Laddie”. There are accompanying words, written by William Watt (1792−1859), and as a song the piece becomes something of a tongue-twister for those unfamiliar with the Scots language.

This tune is used by the BBC as the theme music for the BBC Radio Scotland dance music program Take the Floor.