The Cabin Hunter reel

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

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bloom Of Youth (a few times), Delia Crowley’s (a few times) and Molloy’s Favourite (a few times).

The Cabin Hunter has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Cabin Hunter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
GEFD E2EF|GE~E2 dAFD|GEFD E2EF|DFAF DFAF||
(3Bcd AF E2EF|GE~E2 dAFD|FEED E2EF|DFAF DFAF:|
|: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? :-)