The Galtee reel

Also known as Dangerous, The Dangerous, O’Meara’s.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Old Bush (a few times), The Green Fields Of Glentown (a few times) and Wing Commander Donald Mackenzie’s (a few times).

The Galtee has been added to 97 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
aged cAAG|EA~A2 EA~A2|aged cAAc|BGGF GABd|
aged cAAG|EA~A2 a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB BA~A2:|2 gedB BAAB||
|:~c3B cded|c2Bc dBGB|~c3B cded|cBAG EAAB|
~c3B cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cA~A2||
"version 2"
|:aged cAAG|EA~A2 G2EG|aged cAAG|EG~G2 EGD2|
aged cAAG|EA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 dBAG EA~A2:|2 dBAG EAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2AB cded|EGGF GED2|
cBAB cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 dBAG EAAB:|2 dBAG EA~A2||
# Added by SPeak .
X: 2
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
aged cAGA|EA~A2 cAAg|ageB cedc|~B3d dBGB|
aged cAGA|EA~A2 aAga|bgaf gbaf|1 gedB cAAg:|2 gedB cAAB||
|:c3A (3Bcd ed|~c3d dBGB|cAAB cded|cABG EAAB|
cAAB (3Bcd ed|cA~A2 aAga|bgaf ~g2af|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cAAg||
X: 3
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:aged cAAG|EAAG ABce|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 ce|
aged cAAG|EAag a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB cAAe:|2 gfed cAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2AB cded|cABG EGGB|
cBAB cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 cAAG EAAB|2 cAAG EAAe||
X: 4
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:aged c3A|EA A2 EA A2|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 Be|
aged cAAG|EA A2 a2 ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB BA A2:|2 gedB BAAB||
|:c2 AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2 AB cded|cABG EAAB|
cBAB cded|cA A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 cABG EAAB:|2 cABG EAAe||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:aged c3A|EA A2 EA A2|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 Be|
aged c2 AG|Gg g2 aaea|aaag egde|1 ecAG EA A2:|2 ecAG EAAB||
|:c2 AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2 AB cded|cABG EAAB|
cBAB cded|Gg g2 aaea|aaag egde|1 ecAG EA A2:|2 ecAG EAAB||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: The Galtee
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
a2||:aged (3cdc AG|EA~A2 EA~A2|aged (3cdc AG|EG~G2 EG~G2|
aged (3cdc AG|Ag~g2 (3aba ga|(3bag ag (3efg dg|1 ecAG EAA2:|2 ecAG EAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cA~A2 dcAB |cA~A2 (3Bcd ed|cAAG EG~G2|
cA~A2 (3Bcd ed|cA~A2 a2 ga|(3bag ag (3efg dg|1 ecAG EAAB:|2 ecAG EA~A2||

Nine comments

This reel has a lot to say.

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Galtee

recorded by Donal Maguire - after "The Old Bush" - which ties in with a previous discussion, and also by "Silly Wizard".

Posted by .

Wow, great cut & paste job.

The Dangerous Reel

Is what Mike Rafferty says his father called this tune. It appears on Mike and Mary Rafferty’s cd of the same name.

Posted .

Transcription from a session recording:

X: 1
T: The Galtee Reel
T: The Dangerous Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
aged cAGA|EA~A2 cAAg|ageB cedc|~B3d dBGB|
aged cAGA|EA~A2 aAga|bgaf gbaf|1 gedB cAAg:|2 gedB cAAB||
|:c3A (3Bcd ed|~c3d dBGB|cAAB cded|cABG EAAB|
cAAB (3Bcd ed|cA~A2 aAga|bgaf ~g2af|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cAAg||

Pat Mitchell also plays a version of this on his record Uilleann Pipes.

The version played by Dave Sheridan and Ciarán Somers on "Faoi Bhláth"

X: 1
T: Galtee, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
|:aged cAAG|EAAG ABce|aged cAAG|EGGF G2 ce|
aged cAAG|EAag a2ga|bgag eaaf|1 gedB cAAe:|2 gfed cAAB||
|:c2AB cded|cAAG EAAB|c2AB cded|cABG EGGB|
cBAB cded|cA~A2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|1 cAAG EAAB|2 cAAG EAAe||

There is a slight error in my ABC’s; the repeat at the end of the first part should be:

2 gedB cAAB

The Galtee, X:6

From the piping of Willie Clancy.