Gravel Walk

The Gravel Walk sheet music. This reel, also known as The Gravel Walks, is a real traditional tune with Scottish roots. It is difficult to find some information regarding the origin of the tune. Probably the reel originates already from 18th century and was, as many Irish tunes, transferred from musician to musician before it was written down on sheet music.

According to the Traditional Tune Archive, where I at least could find some background information, it is a favourite reel in county Donegal which has a tradition of adopting tunes from Scottish origin. In this area the fiddle is popular instrument and therefore you can find many early recordings of the Gravel Walk played on fiddle.

In the sheet music below you can find the notes and chords for the Gravel walk.
Gravel Walk sheet music, chords and notes

If you want to hear the tune, check out this video. It is a recording from my own band Van Verre where we play the tune in a set together with the Congress Reel and Cooley’s reel. I have also posted the sheet music of these two reels on my website.

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