Sheet Music: The Scholar

TitleThe Scholar
Alternate titlesThe South Shore
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-09-25
Last updated2019-09-25
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.3 (not so popular)
Celtic Music, Hornpipes, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 25 September 2019

Tune of the Day: The Scholar

Traditional Irish reel and hornpipe

This tune is popularly attributed to James Hill (1811–1853), a fiddler from Tyneside, England famous for his hornpipes. The piece appears in his collection of tunes under the title “The South Shore”, but the attribution to him is not firm. Set as a reel, “The Scholar” is still a popular piece in Irish sessions, and, commencing in the early 20th century, it has also become a favorite of accordion players.