Tree Gap reel

By John Redmond

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Tree Gap has been added to 5 tune sets.

Tree Gap has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Tree Gap
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
c3e dcBd|cAAB AGEF|G2DG A~B3|BcdB cAA2:|
cA~A2 eA~A2|aAgA eAcA|BGGF GABd|cedB cAA2:|

Eight comments

Good tune

This is from Grainne Murphy’s Short Stories CD. She is a wonderful fiddler. I don’t know the lineage of this tune but I think it’s a keeper.

Love it. Thanks for passing it on last week at Lark.

Tree Gap

Tim - thanks for sharing this tune at Lark; I’ve already taught it to a great SF fiddler, and I’m sure it will creep into the Plough sessions.

SO on it!

Thanks for the post! From Dining Hall Porch to sessions far and wide! Keep ‘em comin’!


Seeing that it’s paired with a tune called Mountain Dew (Which aside from the Irish ballad, it is also the title of a Southern U.S. song, made famous by Grandpa Jones) and the key is in A Mixolydian,(A key common in Appalachian and Bluegrass music) I think I’m safe in saying that this tune is of American origin.

Origin 2

Pretty sure Grainne wrote this one.

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Just checked with Grainne and she answered my email straight away:
“John Redmond, a box player from Wexford, and I composed Tree Gap together. As I mentioned in the liner notes, though, he deserves most of the credit for it! Great to hear that people are playing it!”