The last of the tree reels in the "Tarbolon Set" this is both an easy & hard reel at the same time. Not much to it but since it’s got lots of repeated figures it’s a little tough to get the phrasing memorized. this is a great reel on it’s own as well.
It’s in B minor
it’s in B minor
It’s in D major
it’s in D major
you could call this kind o tune a ‘marching reel’. There are a few of those around, like The Cocktail, The Blackbird frae Clough, etc
Does anyone else play the first part four times, so that the first and second parts end up the same length? I found myself doing that at a session the other day, much to the confusion of some other musicians. I only realised afterwards that most people play the first part half the length of the second…
On an Arlo Guthrie Recording
iTunes has it credited to an Guthrie recording "Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys" 1973. Purely guessing by ear the fiddler’s Kevin Burke.
Arlo Guthrie’s Sailor’s Bonnet
Mentioned fiddler: Kevin Burke