The Galtee reel

Also known as Dangerous, The Dangerous, O’Meara’s.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Galtee has been added to 71 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
aged cAAG|EA~A2 EA~A2|aged cAAc|BGGF GABd|
aged cAAG|EA~A2 a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB BA~A2:|2 gedB BAAB||
|:~c3B cded|c2Bc dBGB|~c3B cded|cBAG EAAB|
~c3B cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cA~A2||
"version 2"
|:aged cAAG|EA~A2 G2EG|aged cAAG|EG~G2 EGD2|
aged cAAG|EA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 dBAG EA~A2:|2 dBAG EAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2AB cded|EGGF GED2|
cBAB cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 dBAG EAAB:|2 dBAG EA~A2||
# Added by SPeak .
ABC
X: 2
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
aged cAGA|EA~A2 cAAg|ageB cedc|~B3d dBGB|
aged cAGA|EA~A2 aAga|bgaf gbaf|1 gedB cAAg:|2 gedB cAAB||
|:c3A (3Bcd ed|~c3d dBGB|cAAB cded|cABG EAAB|
cAAB (3Bcd ed|cA~A2 aAga|bgaf ~g2af|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cAAg||
ABC
X: 3
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:aged cAAG|EAAG ABce|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 ce|
aged cAAG|EAag a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB cAAe:|2 gfed cAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2AB cded|cABG EGGB|
cBAB cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 cAAG EAAB|2 cAAG EAAe||
ABC
X: 4
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:aged c3A|EA A2 EA A2|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 Be|
aged cAAG|EA A2 a2 ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB BA A2:|2 gedB BAAB||
|:c2 AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2 AB cded|cABG EAAB|
cBAB cded|cA A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 cABG EAAB:|2 cABG EAAe||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC

Eight comments

This reel has a lot to say.

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Galtee

recorded by Donal Maguire - after "The Old Bush" - which ties in with a previous discussion, and also by "Silly Wizard".

Posted by .

Wow, great cut & paste job.

The Dangerous Reel

Is what Mike Rafferty says his father called this tune. It appears on Mike and Mary Rafferty’s cd of the same name.

Posted .

Transcription from a session recording:

X: 1
T: The Galtee Reel
T: The Dangerous Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
aged cAGA|EA~A2 cAAg|ageB cedc|~B3d dBGB|
aged cAGA|EA~A2 aAga|bgaf gbaf|1 gedB cAAg:|2 gedB cAAB||
|:c3A (3Bcd ed|~c3d dBGB|cAAB cded|cABG EAAB|
cAAB (3Bcd ed|cA~A2 aAga|bgaf ~g2af|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cAAg||

Pat Mitchell also plays a version of this on his record Uilleann Pipes.

The version played by Dave Sheridan and Ciarán Somers on "Faoi Bhláth"

X: 1
T: Galtee, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
|:aged cAAG|EAAG ABce|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 ce|
aged cAAG|EAag a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB cAAe:|2 gfed cAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2AB cded|cABG EGGB|
cBAB cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 cAAG EAAB|2 cAAG EAAe||

There is a slight error in my ABC’s; the repeat at the end of the first part should be:

2 gedB cAAB