The Celtic Crane reel

Also known as Jackie Coleman’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Celtic Crane has been added to 1 tune set.

The Celtic Crane has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Celtic Crane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc |: BE ~E2 GBAF | D2 (3FED FAAd | BE ~E2 GBAF | DFAB FE ~E2 |BE ~E2 GBAF |
DE (3FED FAAd |1 B2 ed ~B3c | dBAF (3FED FA :|2 B2 ed BAFA | dBAF FEFd ||
e2 (3gfe be (3gfe | d2 fd faaf | e2 (3gfe be (3gfe | agfa geed | e2 (3gfe be (3gfe |
dfeg faaf |1 efga bg ~g2 | a/a/f df efgf :|2 efga bf ~f2 | ~a3f e2 dc ||
X: 2
T: The Celtic Crane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B2 AFFE E2:||f|e2 gebe ge|d2 fdfa af|
e2 gebe ge|agfa ge ef|e2 gebe ge|
|1 d2 fdfa af|efga bf f2|afdf e3 f:|
|2 dfeg f2 gf|efga bf f2|afdf e2 dc||
# Added by Ediot .

Eight comments

Jackie Coleman’s

This is the "Jackie Coleman’s" "Patrick Street" play on their "On the fly" album. I think it’s not posted yet. It’s a nice tune in a great set on a marvelous recording I think.
The whole set is #2 on the album and the names of the tunes are:
Martin Wynne’s (non of those three we all know and not #4 either), Jackie Coleman’s (Edor) and Malynn’s Fancy.
I think Malynn’s Fancy is a version of the Boys of Ballinahinch, but what a great version it is played by the lads!

Jakie Coleman’s

Sweet tune I like the high b’s


Looks a bit like "The Humours of Castlefin" to me.

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Humours of Castlefin

In fact it’s probably a version of the Humours of C. I prefer the second part of Jackie Coleman’s version because it’s a bit special with the high b’s as Premierflute already noticed.

The Celtic Crane

This is an alternative setting of a tune I learned in the early 1990’s from Brendan Mulvihill. I remembered him calling it "Charlie Lennon’s." Recently, I heard this setting being played by John Carty. I played the Mulvihill setting for him and he confirmed that it was in fact the same tune. Carty’s name for the tune was "The Celtic Crane." Not totally sure, but I seem to recall Carty crediting the authorship of the tune to Arty McGlynn. I have nosed around on the internet looking for references to the tune (including on and haven’t turned anything up. It must be a fairly common tune, I have heard it around. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it had a couple of other names.

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