Martin Rochford’s reel

Also known as Martin Rocheford’s, Martin Wood’s.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

Martin Rochford's has been added to 117 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
FDCD FGAB|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FGAd|cAGA FDD2|
FDCD FGAB|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FGAd|cAGA F4||
f3f e2dc|Addd Addd|fedf edcA|cAGA FDD2|
f3f e2dc|Addc d3e|fgaf efge|cAGA F4||
ABC
X: 2
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
F2C2 FGAB|cAdA cAGA|F2CD F2dA|cAGB ADDE|
F2C2 FGAB|cAdA cAGA|F2CD F2dA|cAGB ADD2||
f3f edcd|Addc Adde|f2af edcA|cAGB ADD2|
f3f edcd|Addc d3e|faaf eggd|cAGB ADDE||
ABC
X: 3
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
F2CD FGAc|cAGc Add2|FDCD FAdA|1 cAGc ADDE:|2 cAGc ADD2
|:f2df edcG|Ad (3ddd Adde|1 f2af edcA|dAGd ADD2:|2 f2af ec~c2|cAGc ADD2||
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X: 4
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|F2 CD FGA=B-|cAdA cAGA|F2 CD FGd=B-|cAGc ADDE-|
|F2 CD FGA=B-|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FGdc-|cAGc ADDe-||
|f3 f edcd|A~d3 Adde|f2 {a}gf edcA|cAGc ADDe|
|{g}f3 f edcd|Addc d3 e-|f2 af eg{a}ge|cAGc ADDE-||
|F2 CD FGA=B-|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FGd=B-|cAGc ADDE-|
|F4 -FGAc|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FAd=B-|cAGc ADDe-||
|f3 f edcd|A~d3 Adde|f2 {a}gf edcA|c/c/A Gc ADDe|
|f3 f edcd|Ad{e}dc d3 f|fg ag eg{a}ge|cAGc ADDE-||
# Added .
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X: 5
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 DE GABd | dBAc Beed | GEDE GAeB |1 dBAc BEEF :|2 dBAc BEEf |
| g2 ag fedA | Beed Beef | g2 bg fedB | dBAc BEEf |
| g2 ag fedA | Beed eeef | gbbg faaf | dBAc BEEF |
ABC
X: 6
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: G2 DE GABd | dBeB dBAB | GEDE GBeB |1 dBAc BEEF :|2 dBAc BEE |
| g3 g fedA | Beed Beef | g2 bg fedB | dBAc BEEf |
| g2 ag fedA | Beed e3 f | g2bg faaf | dBAd BEEF |
ABC
X: 7
T: Martin Rochford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3F GABd|dBBA Be e2|GEDE G2 ec|dBAc BEED|
G3F GABd|dBBA Be e2|GEDE G2 ec|dBAc BE E2||
|:g2 eg fedA|Be e2 Beef|g2 bg agfe|dBAc BE E2|
g2 eg fedA|Beed e3f|gb b2 fa a2|dBAc BE E2||
# Added by JACKB .
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Fifteen comments

Actually the key is F lydian as the final tone centre is F and the B is natural but there isn’t an option for it on the submit.

Really sweet little tune, Bernie. I also enjoyed your website—the photos, notes on the musicians, and especially the tunes you posted there. Please keep contributing these great Clare tunes…many of us are sorely infatuated with the style and repertoire of Clare players, (even if we do live 10,000 miles away), and we appreciate learning right from you at the source.

I’m particularly interested in Martin Rochford’s playing, so keep ‘em coming!

Posted .

Here is a version that is an approximate transcription of Martin Hayes’ performance on his "Live in Seattle" CD with Dennis Cahill, but without the ornamentation. They then follow straight into "Green Gowned Lass", which is now on this site.
K:Fmaj
F2C2 FGAB|cAdA cAGA|F2CD F2dA|cAGB ADDE|
F2C2 FGAB|cAdA cAGA|F2CD F2dA|cAGB ADD2||
f3f edcd|Addc Adde|f2af edcA|cAGB ADD2|
f3f edcd|Addc d3e|faaf eggd|cAGB ADDE||

Yet another setting:

F2CD FGAc|cAGc Add2|FDCD FAdA|1 cAGc ADDE:|2 cAGc ADD2
|:f2df edcG|Ad (3ddd Adde|1 f2af edcA|dAGd ADD2:|2 f2af ec~c2|cAGc ADD2||

Also played in G.

Incidentally, this tune should more correctly be placed in F, not C - it happens not to contain a B-flat, so in practice it makes no difference. However, when I said, "Also played in G," above, I meant that it can be played a tone higher, with 1 sharp in the key signature.

Here’s a closer look at Martin Hayes’ version from Live in Seattle:

X:1
T: Martin Rochford’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: :ive in Seattle, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
K: Fmaj
|F2 CD FGA=B-|cAdA cAGA|F2 CD FGd=B-|cAGc ADDE-|
|F2 CD FGA=B-|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FGdc-|cAGc ADDe-||
|f3 f edcd|A~d3 Adde|f2 {a}gf edcA|cAGc ADDe|
|{g}f3 f edcd|Addc d3 e-|f2 af eg{a}ge|cAGc ADDE-||
|F2 CD FGA=B-|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FGd=B-|cAGc ADDE-|
|F4 -FGAc|cAdA cAGA|FDCD FAd=B-|cAGc ADDe-||
|f3 f edcd|A~d3 Adde|f2 {a}gf edcA|c/c/A Gc ADDe|
|f3 f edcd|Ad{e}dc d3 f|fg ag eg{a}ge|cAGc ADDE-||

On fiddle, those little B nats into the c are done as sort of a slow motion hammer-on. Kevin Burke is also fond of doing these, and he says it’s something he picked up from listening to old blues guitarists. It sounds like a smeary slide of the finger, and some fiddlers actually do it that way, but Kevin often does the real slow hammer-on, from index to middle (in this case), which is what it sound like Hayes is doing on this track, at least some of the time.

Posted .

“Welcome to the East Clare Musicians Website”

http://claremusic.tripod.com

"Here you will find information about East Clare music, biography’s of the musicians past and present, a history of the world famous Tulla Céilí Band, news of events in East Clare and some music to download in abc format."

Just a link and a reminder of Bernard Parkin’s website referred to earlier, which is also in his ‘details’… Last update 29/10/04 ~ come on Bernie, it’s 2006 and I know your passion for this lovely music hasn’t waned….
;-)

Martin Rochford

Biography of this East Clare musician is on Mr. Bernard Parkin’s website: tttp://claremusic.tripod.com/martin_rochford.htm

Rescued duplication - Capercaillie version

Apparently this is the same tune. It is the tune on Delirium before The Islay Ranter’s Reel.

X:1
T:Martin Rochford’s
D:Capercaillie - Delirium
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:G
|: G2 DE GABd | dBAc Beed | GEDE GAeB |1 dBAc BEEF :|2 dBAc BEEf |
| g2 ag fedA | Beed Beef | g2 bg fedB | dBAc BEEf |
| g2 ag fedA | Beed eeef | gbbg faaf | dBAc BEEF |

Martin Rochford’s in G

|: G2 DE GABd | dBeB dBAB | GEDE GBeB |1 dBAc BEEF :|2 dBAc BEE |
| g3 g fedA | Beed Beef | g2 bg fedB | dBAc BEEf |
| g2 ag fedA | Beed e3 f | g2bg faaf | dBAd BEEF |

Dm or F

Interesting that the tune as given on this site ends in F. This, of course, fits with its beginning, which is clearly in F. Yet it repeatedly drops into Dm in the middle sections. However, there are versions that effectively end each section in Dm, and the one played by Martin Hayes does this, as noted above. In JC’s tune finder, most versions follow the Hayes version. I personally like the F ending, since the repeated drop to D gets a bit repetitive.