Autumn Child reel

Also known as The Beauties Of Autumn.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Autumn Child has been added to 192 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

X: 1
T: Autumn Child
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B=c|:B2EF G2AG|F2EF D2B,A,|B,EEF GABc|d2cB ABcd|
B2EF G2AG|F2EF D2B,A,|B,EEF GABA|FGFD EFGA:|
|:B2 e2 d3e|c2BA BEFE|DEFG A2Bc|d2cB ABcd|
B2EF G2AG|F2EF D2B,A,|B,EEF GABA|1 FGFD EFGA:|2 FGFD E4||
ABC
X: 2
T: Autumn Child
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B=c|:B2EF G2AG|F2EF D2BA|BEEF GABc|d2cB ABcd|
B2EF G2AG|F2EF D2BA|BEEF GABA|FGFD EFGA:|
|:B2 e2 d3e|c2BA BEFE|DEFG A2Bc|d2cB ABcd|
B2EF G2AG|F2EF D2BA|BEEF GABA|1 FGFD EFGA:|2 FGFD E4||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC

Eleven comments

This tune is played in sessions in my area (Bristol UK), and someone kindly gave me a transcription some months ago. I believe it was composed by Brendan O’Regan. I think this tune is one of those reels that benefits from not being played too fast.

trevor

this is played before Heaton Chapel at sessions.Lunasa play them together.

Of Guitar interest

If you want to play this the way Donogh Hennessy plays it with Lunasa on the guitar, he capos the guitar on the 7th fret and then plays it in double dropped D. It is actually easier to play in just plain (single) dropped D. Bear in mind that not all guitars sound all that great when capo’d up that high.
Cheers

Autumn Child - Last Night’s Fun version

Trevor J says ‘I think this tune is one of those reels that benefits from not being played too fast.’ - quite right - do listen to the version on Last Night’s Fun’s CD "Tempered" where it’s taken REALLY slowly, to great effect

Does anyone know the version of this that is on the album "Spirit" by Dervish?

Good on A whistle

This tune is the one I chose for my first sessionable appearances with the low A Alba whistle. It works well, covering the whole range of the tune and with a nice tone and the others don’t need to transpose from the key they are used to playing it in.

X:2

That’s a nice whistle-friendly setting there, JACKB.

Looks like he actually just took Trevor’s original setting and removed the commas. :-/
A pity he hardly bothers to comment on his submissions and quote his sources.

Sebastian, nobody is obligated to comment when submitting a setting of a tune. I’d prefer it if they did, but I’d much rather that somebody submits a setting without a comment than not submit a setting at all.

If somebody has gone to the trouble of submitting a setting, please don’t give them a hard time—especially not in a public comment; that’s just going to put others off submitting their own settings. Thanks.