Where is this tune?

Re: Where is this tune?

Maybe you should check
The wind that shakes the Barley. Good luck.

Re: Where is this tune?

It’s not surprising if you can’t find it here, since it is the air to a song, and no provision is made here for posting song airs. It has nothing to do with the well-known reel in all its many variants. As for pitch, well singers choose a pitch that suits their voice. So unless you can find the music somewhere else, you’ll just have to learn it by ear. It seems to be in F# minor, so you could play it in that key on a D whistle (there’s just the odd half-holed G#). Otherwise it would sit well on a whistle in A or one in E. Or you could transpose it to Em or Bm for a D whistle, or whatever you like.

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Thanks @Stiamh—that is helpful to know about song airs not being on this site.

I should have clarified I know that singers can sing in any key that suites their voice, and that we can play in any key on whistles. Learning it by ear is not problem. I could probably transcribe it into traditional notation in 10mins. I just was hoping to save the energy if it was posted here and I was just missing it.

I should have said melody instead of pitch. Thanks for all your ideas about whistle keys and transpositions—wealth of info there!

Re: Where is this tune?

Reel #116 - has nothing whatsoever to do with the song being sung by Dolores Keane in the OP’s video.

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