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The Keel Row is a tune usually associated with the River Tyne at Newcastle. The first published version was in the 1770s in Edinburgh in A Collection of Favourite Scots Tunes, edited by Charles Maclean. More detail can be found in Wikipedia
Charles Pitts was recorded playing the melodeon by Russell Wortley at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on 21 May 1956. Pitts’ family came from Sherborne (Glos).