Sheet Music: The Banks of Allan

TitleThe Banks of Allan
Alternate titlesThe Banks of Allen Water
Swallows in Flight
The Tailor's Thimble
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2022-05-28
Last updated2022-05-28
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 28 May 2022

Tune of the Day: The Banks of Allan

Traditional Scottish jig

The earliest known appearance of this tune is in a collection published by musician Thomas Calvert in 1799 in Kelso, Scottish Borders.

The river Allan is a tributary of the Firth of Forth that flows through Perthshire and Stirlingshire before it empties into the Forth near the town of Bridge of Allan.