Sheet Music: Reel of Tulloch

TitleReel of Tulloch
Alternate titlesRidhle Thulichun
Ruighle Thulaichean
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature2/2
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-05-15
Last updated2011-05-15
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.3 (not so popular)
Celtic Music, Reels, Strathspeys, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 15 May 2011

Tune of the Day: Reel of Tulloch

Traditional Scottish reel and strathspey

This tune was originally a very popular 17th-century bagpipe piece, probably composed at Tulloch in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It has been used for a specific dance which is always performed to the tune, and it has been quite dominant at Highland dances. This dance, which is also called “Reel of Tulloch”, is said to have originated in the 18th century when, on one stormy Sunday, the minister at Tulloch was late and the congregation began to dance to keep warm.