The Cabin Hunter reel

Also known as The Road To Cashel, Sean Kelly’s Apple.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with Delia Crowley’s (a few times).

The Cabin Hunter appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Cabin Hunter has been added to 1 tune set.

The Cabin Hunter has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Cabin Hunter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:Beed efed|(3Bcd ef gfed|Beec dedB|AF~F2 DFAd||
Beed efed|(3Bcd ef g2fg|eg~g2 efge|dcdB ADFA:||

Five comments

GM, do you really play this as a double reel with repeats?

I’m not GM but:

Sorry to barge in but I’m just addin’ this’un t’my tunebook and I couldn’t help but put my two cents in:
It seems to have the repeat written in with that nice plunging triplet forging the A’s turnaround. I suggest no repeats…

"Cabin Hunter" as in someone who goes from house to house in search of gossip, not somewhere to live. I see this given the alternative title "Road to Cashel". I assume the titler meant the Charlie Lennon composition. I see some similarity in the first part, but that’s all. Not the same tune.

Not the Road to Cashel

On the Kevin Burke recording, "Up Close," Charlie Lennon’s tune, "Road to Cashel" is misnamed "The Cabin Hunter," but Charlie is given credit. This just goes to show that even the famous big-time lads get stuff wrong too now and then.

But aren’t you always right, Jack? 🙂