‘Green Willis’ (downloadable PDF)


A traditional Appalachian tune adapted for Scottish-style pipes. This tune is the hoedown version of ‘Chapel Hill Serenade’ (which is the Appalachian version of the Scottish ‘New Rigg’d Ship’). Please see below for more information and an audio sample.


A traditional Appalachian breakdown/hoedown sourced from Taylor Kimble (via Alan Jabbour and Pete Sutherland), and adapted for Scottish-style pipes. This tune is closely linked to the traditional old-time 6/8 tune, ‘Chapel Hill Serenade‘, which itself is closely related to the traditional Scottish jig, ‘The New Rigg’d Ship’. This hoedown version is set in the standard and pipe-friendly key of D-Major as published in ‘An Appalachian Collection’ tune book.

Audio sample, as heard on Border pipes: