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 78 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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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:|
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X: 2
T: Repeal The Poll Tax
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c3 c dcBc|AFEF A2 FA|B3 A cefg|afec BcAB|
c2 ec dcBc|AFEF A2 FA|B3 A ce f/f/e|afec A2 B2|
c2 ec dcBc|AFEF A2 FA|B2 BA cefe|afec BcAB|
c2 ec dcBc|AFEF A2 FA|B2 BA ce f/f/e|afec A2 ce||
f3 f f2 af|feef c2 BA|B3 A cefe|afec B2 ce|
f3 f feaf|feef c2BA|B2 BA cefe|afec A2 ce|
f3 f f2 af|feef c2 BA|B3 A cefe|afec B2 ce|
f3 f feaf|feef c2BA|B2 BA cefe|afec A2 AB||

Eight 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.
Mark

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

Posted .

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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Gan Ainm

Learnt this lovely tune from the playing of Barbara Hintermaier, Sabine Pichler and Tobias Kurig, all from Germany

Re: Repeal The Poll Tax

Thanks for the info, Nigel!