The Ashplant reel

Also known as The Ash Plant.

There are 64 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Merry Harriers (lots of times), The Hut In The Bog (a few times), The Cock And The Hen (a few times), The Irish Washerwoman (a few times), My Mind Will Never Be Easy (a few times).

The Ashplant has been added to 726 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Ashplant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE~E2 BAGA|BE~E2 ~G3A|1 BE~E2 BABd|
gedB A2GA:|2 ~B3A (3Bcd ef|gedB A2GA||
|:B2eB fBeB|~B2ed BAGA|1 B2eB ~f3d|
efdB A2GA:|2 (3Bcd ef ~g3a|gedB A2GA||
# Added by seara .
ABC
X: 2
T: The Ashplant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
AB|:cF~F2 cBAB|cF~F2 EFAB|c2 cB cefg|afec BcAB|
|cF /F/F/F cBAB| cFF2 EFAB|c2 cB cefg|afec BcdB||
|:c2 ac bcac|/c/c/c ac cBAB|/c/c/c ac bcab|afec BcdB|
|c2 ac bcac|/c/c/c ac cBAB|cefg ~a3 b|afec BcdB||
# Added by errik .
ABC
X: 3
T: The Ashplant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|BE~E2 BAGA|BE~E2 ~G3A|1 BE~E2 BABd|gedB A2GA:|2 ~B3A (3Bcd ef|gedB A2GA||
|:B2eB fBeB|~B2ed BAGA|1 B2eB fBeg|fedB A2GA:|2 (3Bcd ef ~g3e|gedB A2GA||
# Added by Naomi .
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Twenty-two comments

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The Ashplant

Altan plays this tune in F#dorian.

Posted by .

I know this in a version in B minor.

Altan

I loove Altan’s version of this. sh*t, I just love anything Altan!

T:The Ashplant
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:F#Dorian
AB|:cF~F2 cBAB|cF~F2 EFAB|c2 cB cefg|afec BcAB|
|cF /F/F/F cBAB| cFF2 EFAB|c2 cB cefg|afec BcdB||
|:c2 ac bcac|/c/c/c ac cBAB|/c/c/c ac bcab|afec BcdB|
|c2 ac bcac|/c/c/c ac cBAB|cefg ~a3 b|afec BcdB||

Posted by .

Dervish does in in F# and Lunasa does it in A.

So, give it to us in A already… ;-)

The Ashplant

I’m a beginner with the uilleann pipes and i’ve been trying to find sheet music for the ash plant…its a reel, i dont know what other names it has though. Does anybody know where I can find it?

I’m also looking for pipers in the cleveland area to try to take up lessons.

Thanks in advance!

Re: The Ashplant

To begin with, it’s a name commonly given to at least two quite different reels, very good tunes both of them.
Look up The Ashplant in the Tunes database. By that name, on its own, you’ll find the minor / modal reel which I assume has the best claim to the name. Further down the list you’ll find a tune that’s also known as Jim (?) Kelly’s - click on that one, and you’ll get a reel in D major which has acquired a bewildering number of names, The Ashplant being one of them.

Re: The Ashplant

It’s a well known tune - I’m sure someone in your area knows it and would be willing to teach it to you phrase by phrase. It’s also on the NPU instructional DVD #1. If you learn it this way you’re more likely to remember it in pressure situations. I tend to forget tunes learned from dots unless I play them all the time, but the ones I learned by ear tend to stick in my memory a lot longer.

You may be surprised by how your playing takes off after you force yourself to learn tunes by ear. It will be difficult at first but just keep at it, it gets easier in the end. With pipes, it’s worth the effort to do things right.

The Ash Plant

Ceol Rince na h’Eireann Vol 1 #116.

Tony McMahon’s Ashplant set

I have a recording of Tony McMahon playing this tune and another one after, does anyone know what that next tune is??

Npu Dvd 2

It’s actually on DVD Volume 2, not Volume 1.

How to end the Ashplant?

Anybody have a good way to end this tune? None of my recordings have it at the end of a set, and it doesn’t have an obvious way of resolving.

Ash Plant

f gedB A3 seems a pretty obvious ending Gary, if you don’t mind me saying.

Posted .

Seems a bit unresolved to end an Edor tune on an A. Someone suggested via e-mail this morning f gedB AGFD E4.

|gedB A2GA|[E4B4]…

does anybody know the guitar chords to this tune?

The Ashplant

This tune was in the UK hit parade many years ago, under the title ’ Jig a Jig ’ by the band East Of Eden.

Dave H