Castlerock Road reel

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Castlerock Road has been added to 3 tune sets.

Castlerock Road has been added to 107 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Castlerock Road
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 AG FAdf | edef dABd | gBdg fAdf | e3 d cBAG |
A3 G FAdf | edef dABd | gBdg fAdf | edef d4 :|
|: gBdg fAdf | edef dABd | gBdg fA (d2|d)cAG FAdf |gBdg fAdf |
[1 edef dABd | gBdg fAdf | eded d3 f :|
[2 edef dDAD | ABde fgaf | edef d3 A ||
|: d2 af dafd | edaf daed | ddbg dbgd | cdac dacd |
B3 A Bcde | f2 f2 edBG | ABde fgaf | edef d4 :|

Twelve comments

Princess Gardens

This is another tune I’ve picked up from YouTube videos of Brian Finnegan. I don’t know if he wrote it or not, but I think it’s really pretty!

Here he is, playing it at learner speed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mE9khrYJ1s

(I know there is at least one video of him playing it at full tempo, but I came across it ages ago, and now I can’t find it.)

I’ve been wanting to learn this tune for a long time now… There’s a better quality video of Brian playing this tune on the Burwell Bash’s facebook page.

Isn’t that a hornpipe?

It’s kind of hard to tell. I would say it’s a reel that just can’t ever be played straight. On the video on Facebook it’s played faster than the one I put up, so it does sound more reel-like.

He races through it on his album, but I quite like it slow as well.

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This fella’s from Coleraine? :O WOW!!! Is this guy on the session or is there any way of contacting him?

Castlerock Road by Damien O’Kane

There’s a been a bit of confusion about the title of this tune. It’s definitely Castlerock Road, and not Princess Gardens.

I got an email from Damien O’Kane (who composed the tune) and he clarified:

"I recorded it on ‘The Mystery Inch’ album with David Kosky a few years back and it has been recorded by numerous others since then such as Brian Finnegan. It says on here that it is also known as ‘Princess Gardens’ but this is not the case. Princess Gardens is a completely different tune i also wrote and recorded on The Mystery Inch."

Re: Castlerock Road

Just found it (by reading this thread!) Back to Belfast