Repeal The Poll Tax reel

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Repeal The Poll Tax has been added to 7 tune sets.

Repeal The Poll Tax has been added to 77 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Repeal The Poll Tax
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AB|ceec dcBc|AFEF A2FA|B2BA cefe|afec B2AB|
ceec dcBc|AFEF A2FA|B2BA cefe|afec A2:|
|:ce|f2fe faaf|feef c2ec|B2BA cefe|afec B2ce|
f2fe faaf|feef c2ec|B2BA cefe|afec A2:|

Five comments

This is (obviously for UK-based people) a recent tune composed by Scottish fiddler Sandy Mathers. I asked him if it was okay to post it on this site given that I’d heard it played in sessions in Sydney (!) and that it can be found on Richard Robinson’s tune index and therefore also JC’s. This was one of the first reels I ever learnt, taught to me at school by my woodwork teacher who used to make himself mandolins and appalachian dulcimers. Since then, the tune seems to have spread. On RR’s index there is a copyright mark, so if anyone wants to perform it or record it, it would be easy enough to e-mail and ask first, but he doesn’t seem to mind it being on the net.

Was at a session in Durham where this tune was played, such a mighty tune. Was at Ye Old Elm Tree, great tunes there every Monday

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Hey I used to go to that session years ago!

I was wondering if you did Dow! It’s definitely worth the train journey from Toon for me

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