The Sally Rod reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Sally Rod has been added to 1 tune set.

The Sally Rod has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Sally Rod
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 FD GEFD| EA GE A,3 C | D2 FD GEFD| EA A2 (3Bcd ec |
d2 cA GEFD| EA GE A,3 C | D2 FD GEFD| EAGE ED D2 ||
EAA^G A3 F | EAAB cAGF | EAAB cA (3Bcd | ecAG EFGF |
EAA^G A3 F | EAAB cA (3Bcd | efge bg ec | A2 ge cAGE ||

Seven comments

Got this cracking little tune off a friend who recorded it from a Live Ireland webcast, played by one unidentified fiddler (double-tracked) or two fiddlers.

Have asked a number of knowledgeable people before posting it here but nobody can identify it. Sounds like a good old Donegal fiddle tune in the first part and then goes modern.

Certainly the first part is reminiscent of Jackson’s. I find the kinship between the second part and the other tune you mention more tenuous.

I would be very wary of assuming that this or any other tune is a "mesh". From the experience of trying to identify unknown tunes I have found you can find bars and entire phrases of trad tunes in other trad tunes. That’s just how the music is - it doesn’t mean that anybody deliberately - consciously - assembled a tune out of bits of other tunes.

Fair enough, like I said, I hadn’t really played it and haven’t listened to any of the tunes in question. More just a passing thought anyway….

Good luck!

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Re: Gan Ainm

Taken 6 years, but I found it, and don’t know how I didn’t come across it before.
The reel is entitled "The Sally Rod", and the mystery track is from "The Music Of Somewhere Else" by Nollaig Casey. It’s not a CD I have, so I can’t confirm whether or not it’s an original composition, but I would suspect so.
I’ll change the title, and it should connect to the recording.

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Re: The Sally Rod

Duh…………….. CD title is "The Music Of What Happened".

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Re: The Sally Rod

Brilliant, thanks Kenny for solving the mystery.