Gaffo’s Ball reel

Also known as Gaffo’s Ball #1.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Gaffo's Ball has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Gaffo's Ball
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:f|ecBc A3f| ecBA FAEf| ecBA FAEA| FAec cBBf |
fecB ceBc| BAFE FABc| BAFE FAEA | FEec BAA:|
|:e|c~e3 ecea| f2ag fee2 |f3e cefe |feAB cBBe |
c~e3 ecea | fdge a2ga | fecB cBBA | FEec BAA:|
X: 2
T: Gaffo's Ball
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:e|dBAB G3e| dBAG EGDe| dBAG EGDG| EGdB BAAe |
edBA BdAB| AGED EGAB| AGED EGDG | EDdB AGG:|
|:d|B~d3 dBdg| e2gf edd2 |e3d Bded |edGA BAAd |
B~d3 dBdg | ecfd g2fg | edBA BAAG | EDdB AGG:|

Two comments

This is the first of the 2 reels played in the Gaffo’s Ball set, written by Sharon Shannon. It’s on the Renegade Cd I believe, though this is a transcription of her playing it with Dezi D and Jim M, and a huge band, on some TG4 show. I’ve already submitted the 2nd reel.

THey’re tuned up a semitone to Bb, but Dezi appears to be aplying ‘A’ fingering, so I have pitched this in A.

I transposed this to G to make it easier to play on the flute:

X:1
T:Gaffo’s Ball
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Gmaj
|:e|dBAB G3e| dBAG EGDe| dBAG EGDG| EGdB BAAe |
edBA BdAB| AGED EGAB| AGED EGDG | EDdB AGG:|
|:d|B~d3 dBdg| e2gf edd2 |e3d Bded |edGA BAAd |
B~d3 dBdg | ecfd g2fg | edBA BAAG | EDdB AGG:|