real name for Galician tune?

Re: real name for Galician tune?

I don’t think they’re titled in the same way that Irish tunes are. They tend to be named after the dances, much like Breton tunes.

Re: real name for Galician tune?

I think that it might be "Muneira do Areal", though I’m not sure.

Re: real name for Galician tune?

Lots are named after the town or village associated with the tune. I’m in the middle of a bender learning a bunch of these types of tunes, very fun.

Re: real name for Galician tune?

"I think that it might be "Muneira do Areal", though I’m not sure."

The Muiñeira do Areal that I know starts
K:G
GBd | cAF FAe | dBG GBg | fdf ece | dbG ….

But Areal could have more thasn one Muiñeira to its name.

Re: real name for Galician tune?

You’re right CreadurMawnOrganig, that’s the Muiñeira do Areal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUw2p2Uk7KI

It was composed by Ramón Sumay from Catoira (Pontevedra), who passed away in 2003 at the age of 85.
To my knowledge, ‘Areal’ is not the name of a village, it just means ‘large sandy beach’. Lots of sandy beaches in the area, I don’t know which one he was referring to.
If you like Galician music you could want to download the ‘Cancionero musical de Galicia’, a collection of songs and tunes collected by Casto Sampedro (1848-1937):
http://rs401.rapidshare.com/files/274855413/Cancionero_Musical_de_Galicia.pdf (110 MB)