Tongadale reel

Also known as The Tongadale.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Tongadale has been added to 166 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Tongadale
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:AB | cBcB AEAB | cBcB AFAc | BGDG EDEG | DEGA BAGB |
cBcB AEAB | cBcB AFAc | dBDB EDEG | DCB,C A,2 :|
|:G,B, | CA,EA, FA,EA, | GA,EA, FEDC | B,G,DG, EG,DG, | FG,EG, DCG,B, |
CA,EA, FA,EA, | GA,EA, FEDC | B,G,DG, EG,DG, | CA,A,G, A,2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Tongadale
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:AB | cBcB AEAB | cBcB AFAc | BGDG EDEG | DEGA BAGB |
cBcB AEAB | cBcB AFAc | dBDG EDEG | DCB,C A,2 :|
G,B, | CA,EA, FA,EA, | GA,EA, FEDC | B,G,DG, EG,DG, | F3,E DCG,B, |
CA,EA, FA,EA, | GA,EA, FEDC | B,G,DG, EG,DG, | CA,A,G, A,2 G,B, |
CA,EA, FA,EA, | GA,EA, FEDC | B,G,DG, EG,DG, | FG,EG, DCG,B, |
CA,EA, FA,EA, | GA,EA, FEDC | B,G,B,D GFED | CA,A,G, A,2 |
ABC

Ten comments

Tongadale Reel

Scottish tune, composed by Farquhar MacDonald and introduced to Cambridge in the sorely-missed Boat Race by my mate Aidan O’Hare. Goes well with Tam Lynn, if you want to finish the night on a couple of stonkers….

Tongadale

I may be wrong, but is this not the tune which was in the database before, but was removed when the composer objected to its’ inclusion here?

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Kenny -

methinks you’re right. I remember grabbing the ABC for it then noticing it disappeared soon after. It does not appear in the JC site and appears in the mammoth Fiddler’s Companion simply as a 2-line entry stating

"TONGADALE REEL. Scottish, Reel. Composed by Farquhar MacDonald. Cruinn Comhla – The Well Travelled Fiddler’s Collection (1995). "

Carpe Diem !

Tongadale

Ahhhhh. Is that why it wasn’t in the database? It seemed strange not to be there already.

> composer objected to its’ inclusion

Shame. That’d seem to be a good way of not hearing your tune played all over the country at sessions. Oh well.

That seems an odd thing to do.Did anyone ever get rich by composing a tune in a traditional style?

Kenny is right

Yes, Kenny is right. We had a big discussion about it at the time, although I never actually admitted that it was this particular tune at the time. ;-)

So, you’d better all download it fairly quickly. I don’t suppose that it’ll be here too long.

To be fair

To be fair on Farqhuar, it was the publisher and copyright holder who objected as opposed to the composer

Royalties

I doubt if anyone’s ever “got rich” from composing in a traditional style, but I would imagine Jay Ungar, Dougie McLean and Dave Richardson might have made a few bawbees for “Ashokan Farewell”, “The Gael” [ “Last Of The Mohicans”] and “Calliope House”. The latter was used in one or other of Michael Flatley’s productions, and had been listed as “traditional”, until Dave Richardson claimed ownership.

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No objections…

Still here!!

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Publishing Rights

I am planning on recording a short run of CD’s and Tongadale is on the track list. In case anyone was wondering, the publisher is Taigh na Teud Music Publishers at scotlandsmusic.com

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