The Square Of Crossmaglen reel

Also known as The Square At Cross McGlenn, The Square At Crossmaglen.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Square Of Crossmaglen has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Square Of Crossmaglen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
~G3A B2GA|BGAG FDA,=B,|CFFE FdcA|FC~C2 A,=B,CF|
DGGA BGGD|~_E3F DGGA|BABc d2cA|1 BdA=F DGGD:|2 BdA=F DGGd||
~g3d Bcd=f|~g3d BcdB|cffe fgag|fc~c2 Acd=f|
~g3d Bcd=f|gbag fddc|~B3c AdcA|1 BdA=F DGGd:|2 BdA=F DGG2|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Square Of Crossmaglen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
DGGA BGGA|BGAG FCA,B, CFFE FAcA|FC~C2 A,CFA|
DGGA BGGF|~_E3F G#FGA|BABd _ecdB|AFcA|BGG2
~g3d Bdga|bgag fcAB|cffe f2ag|fc~c2Ac|ba
~g3d Bdga|bgag fcAc |~B3G AfcA|BGAF G3d
ABC

Four comments

The Square

Blatantly ripped from Henrik Nordbeck via JC.
Written by Josephine Keegan.

F nats?

I don’t understand why they would need to be indicated. Is it possible that F sharps are what is actually meant in those cases?

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The square

Hey !! I bought my fiddle there, just of, but in sight of the square in 1977. Bro’ Gerry and I went up with Paddy Tyrell (RIP) to get him tenor sax at a pre-auction "viewin". I got the fiddle after a bit of haggling for £17.
Gotta learn THIS one.

Bought and sold a few fiddles since; but it’s till my fav. , that and my trusty 1918 Gibson A. mandolin.
ps never got the sax.

Wildly different settings

My pal, Co Clare piper Jim Carrigan, encouraged me to learn this on the D flute. Playing this tricky tune on the keyed wooden flute involves a lot of keywork. I did learn it. It took a while. But the way Josephine plays the tune is very different from any other transcription I’ve seen. Since she wrote the tune I thought it appropriate to transcribe it the way she plays it. Needless to say, it sits much more comfortably on the fiddle than on the flute. I cannot imagine (me) playing this on the anglo concertina.