The Wrecking reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Wrecking has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Wrecking
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
g|:fdcA BGGA|BGAF DGAg|fdcA BGGA|1 BGAF DGGg:|2 BGAF DGG2||
gBdg abag|fdcB AGFa|g3a bgdg|fdcB AFAc|
gfga bgdg|fdcB AGFa|bgaf gbag|fdcA G3||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Wrecking
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
e|:dBAF GEEF|GEFD B,EFe|dBAF GEEF|1 GEFD B,EEe:|2 GEFD B,EE2||
eGBe fgfe|dBAG FEDf|e3f geBe|dBAG FDFA|
edef geBe|dBAG FEDf|gefd egfe|dBAF E3||
ABC
X: 3
T: The Wrecking
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
g|fdc/B/A BGGA|BGAG FGAg|fdc/B/A BGGA|BGAF D2GG:|
Ggga bgdg|fdcB AFFA|Ggga bgdg|fdc/B/A BGG2|
Ggga bgdg|fdcB AFFg|bgaf gbag|fdc/B/A BGG2||
ABC

Nine comments

The Wrecking Reel

This beautiful tune comes from the fiddle playing of Pat McManus on Hidden Fermanagh Vol.2. Strangely enough, it’s not on Hidden Fermanagh tune book! So, there’s absolutely no info available on it.

Flute players would find it easier to play in Edor like this:

K: Edor
e|:dBAF GEEF|GEFD B,EFe|dBAF GEEF|1 GEFD B,EEe:|2 GEFD B,EE2||
eGBe fgfe|dBAG FEDf|e3f geBe|dBAG FDFA|
edef geBe|dBAG FEDf|gefd egfe|dBAF E3||

Perhaps it’s under copyright?

And they couldn’t get permission to print it?

Lovely tune, though!!!!

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The Wrecking Reel

The Wrecking Reel is from the Gunn MS of 1865. It was inadvertently missed from the book Hidden Fermanagh. Glad to see it in the tunes here.
I will shortly be putting up a website dedicated to the Gunn MS (the Gunn Book) with full index etc. I’ll put it as a link on The Session.
Sharon Creasey

Oh, and I have no information on this tune. Haven’t found anything even similar anywhere else. Any suggestions welcome as to its derivation.
Sharon

1865…

hmmm… I suppose it could be in the public domain, then! :)

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Cheers, Sharon. I’m planning to transcribe a couple of more obscure Fermanagh tunes from Mick Hoy’s fiddle playing, which are not on either of the CDs.

Good news…..

I’m off work sick at the moment, but the thought of a few more Mick Hoy tunes being posted here, and the news of that website has cheered me up no end. Thanks, folks - looking forward to both.

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The Wrecking

This is The Wrecking Reel as it appears in the Gunn MS of Fermanagh dated 1865. It was recorded on the Hidden Fermanagh CD Vol. 2 played by Pat and Fintan McManus but did not appear in the book. I will endeavour to add the setting that I play.
This is my first attempt at ABC - I am intending to add some more rare tunes in the near future.

TheWrecking Reel

I hadn’t realised Pat McManus’ setting was already here. So I won’t add my version as it’s quite similar. Now you have the original to interpret for yourselves.