The Windy Gap reel

Also known as Bobby Casey’s, Casey’s, The Custom Gap, The Millstones Are Grinding, The Turtle, Tuttle’s, Windy Gap.

There are 80 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Tempest (a few times), The Antrim Rose (a few times).

The Windy Gap has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Windy Gap
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A,D DE FE FG|Ac Gc Ad d2|A,D DE FE FG|AF GE FD D2|
A,D DE FE FG|Ac Gc Ad de|fd ec dc AB|cA GE ED D2:|
d2 dA c2 cA|d2 dA cA GA|d2 dA cd cA|EF GE ED D2|
d2 dA c2 cA|d2 dA cA GA|fd ec dc AB|cA GE ED D2:|
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Seven comments

The Windy Gap

I got this one from P.Joe Hayes and it’s usually followed by Kathleen Collins (otherwise known as Sergeant Early’s Dream) and the Tempest. He always played them like that and it’s the only solo recording he ever made. It can be found on the Tulla 40th aniversary CD

A very similar setting of this tune was posted some time ago by Brad Maloney as Tuttle’s or The Custom Gap. It also goes by The Mills are Grinding and The Millstones are Grinding.

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Be careful not to confuse this tune with The Windy Gap on Larry Nugent’s album of the same title. His is a version of Far From Home.

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This isn’t the only one, actually.

How about the quads? ~ heh, heh, heh…