Orreaga slide

Also known as Oreaga.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Orreaga has been added to 3 tune sets.

Orreaga has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Orreaga
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:BAG FGA B2G E3|BAG AGF E2B E3|
BAG FGA B2G E3|1 BAG AGF E2B E3:|2 BAG AGF E6||
|:B2B B2c B3 BAG|F2F G2F E3E3|
B2B B2c B3 BAG|F2F G2F E6:|

Five comments

Oreaga

Transcribed off Dervish’s The Boys of Sligo CD.
It goes at a pretty good clip, Q:144.
Dervish plays it in a medley with ‘The Dancing Bear’ [sic] which is really The Bear Dance. (Not the Dancing Bear by Bob McQuillen)
I looked for any record of it being posted here, but couldn’t find it.
The liner notes are non-existent. Only the tune name is to be found on the back of the CD.
Any one know the origins of this tune? Is it trad, or newly written?

Not a slide, or at least it doesn’t work well that way. I’d guess it is a Galician muiñeira? And there might even be a composer to be found for it? ~ 😏

Orreaga is the Basque name for Roncesvalles (French name Roncesvaux), in the Basque-speaking region of Navarra in the SW Pyrenees. At the risk of offending any Basque readers, it lies just South of the Spanish/French border (whose existence some would deny), and is on the pilgrims’ route to Santiago de Compostela.

So, presumably, this is a Baque tune.

Basque?! ~ Hmmmmmm? That seems reasonable given the title. 😀 We’ve had the pleasure of being there and enjoying some of the food, music and dance from the area, but having very little useful knowledge of that tradition beyond enjoying what we experienced. I have some vague recollection of jig-like melodies… Let’s hope we’ve someone in residence here that can cast more light on this.