The Pearl Wedding reel

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Pearl Wedding has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Pearl Wedding has been added to 75 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Pearl Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:z2|~D3E DFAd|ef{g}fe dBB/2c/2d|FAAB AFAd|ceef eAG/2F/2E|
~D3E DFAd|ef{g}fe dBB/2c/2d|~A3B Ad (3ded|cdec d2:|
|:ef|ga{b}ag (3fgf ed|Bd{e}dB AF(3FEF|DFAd fafd|ceef e2fg|
~a3g (3fgf ed|Bd (3dcd AFEF|DFAD FAAd|cdec d2:|
X: 2
T: The Pearl Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|ceef ecAF|
D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|1 ceec d2d2:|2 ceec d2fg||
X: 3
T: The Pearl Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|ceef ecAF|
D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|1 ceec d2d2:|2 ceec d2fg||
|:faag f2ed|BddB AFEF|DFAd fafd|ceef e2fg|
(3fga ag f2ed|(3Bcd dB AFEF|DFAD FAAd|1 ceec d2fg:|2 ceec d2d2||
X: 4
T: The Pearl Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AF |D2 D>E DF Ad | fg/f/ f>e dB Bd/B/ | F/G/A A>B AF Ad | ce- e>f ec AF |
D2 DD/E/ D>F Ad | f2 fe dB B/c/d | F<A A>B A>F A/B/c/d/ | cd e>c d2 :|
|: fg |a2 ag f2 ed | B<d d>B AF EF | D>F Ad f<a fd | ce e>f e2 fg |
a>b ag fg/f/ ed | B/c/d dc/B/ AF ED | DF A>D FA Ad | cd ec/A/ d2 :|
X: 5
T: The Pearl Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AF | D2 DE DFAd | f2 fe dBBd | FAAB AFAd | ceef ecAF |
D2 DE DFAd | f2 fe dBBd | FAAB AFAd | cdec d2 :|
|: fg | a2 ag f2ed | BddB AFEF | DFAd fafd | ceef e2 fg |
a2 ag f2 ed | BddB AFEF | DFAD FAAd | cdec d2 :|

Fifteen comments

Another good Northumbrian tune by Willy Taylor. Shirley’s goes nicely before or after it.

The Pearl Wedding

Setting from the player of the composer himself (play it with a lot of swing):

|:D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|ceef ecAF|
D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|1 ceec d2d2:|2 ceec d2fg||
|:f

Hmm, the comments section doesn’t like the Scotch snap sign so here it is without:

|:D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|ceef ecAF|
D2DE DFAd|f2fe dBBd|FAAB AFAd|1 ceec d2d2:|2 ceec d2fg||
|:faag f2ed|BddB AFEF|DFAd fafd|ceef e2fg|
(3fga ag f2ed|(3Bcd dB AFEF|DFAD FAAd|1 ceec d2fg:|2 ceec d2d2||

“Wee Carrie’s Welcome to the Dean” ~ march

M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|: AF |
D2 D>E DF Ad | fg/f/ f>e dB Bd/B/ | F/G/A A>B AF Ad | ce- e>f ec AF |
D2 DD/E/ D>F Ad | f2 fe dB B/c/d | F*A A>B A>F A/B/c/d/ | cd e>c d2 :|
|: fg |
a2 ag f2 ed | B*d d>B AF EF | D>F Ad f*a fd | ce e>f e2 fg |
a>b ag fg/f/ ed | B/c/d dc/B/ AF ED | DF A>D FA Ad | cd ec/A/ d2 :|

* = ‘SNAP!"

NOT ~ “Wee Carrie’s Welcome to the Dean” of dentistry ~

My notes are in a state. The above transcription is just for "The Pearl Wedding" as also known and learned as a march. Besides my scribble was a note on another Willy Taylor tune, which ‘Dow’ has just made clear to me, which I had also learned and have had problems finding notes for, the fact I’d misspelled two parts the the title wouldn’t help. Here is the correct title, and a link to sheet music and a midi for it and other WIlly Taylor tunes, following entry:

"Wee Kerry’s Welcome to the Dene" or "Kerry’s Welcome to the Dene"

“Willy Taylor’s Tunes”

"8 tunes composed by the Northumbrian fiddler Willy Taylor, who died recently aged 84. He became well known when Alistair Anderson brought Willy, Joe Hutton on pipes and Will Atkinson on mouth organ along to many clubs and festivals as ‘The Shepherds’. Willy Taylor was never a fast and flashy fiddler. In fact, the tempo of many of his tunes might be thought by some to be a bit on the slow side. But Willy had learned from many years of playing for dancing and his playing gave the perfect ‘lift’ to the tunes."

http://www.btinternet.com/~radical/thefolkmag/
http://www.btinternet.com/~radical/thefolkmag/willy.htm

Damn you ‘c’ you just trampled all over my newly-planted flower bed. I had all the petals facing the same way and everything ;-)
(At least you’ll know what I’m on about!)

I was practising the clog,as your requested. But really, to hell with Busy Lizzies and Deadly Nightshade, I’m plantin’ taters, but first I have to fork in the compost, in this case rotted bark and manure…

Additional tunes on site by Willy Taylor ~

"Tich’s" ~ reel
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on December 9th 2002 by Dow.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1192

"Snowy Monday" ~ jig
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on December 17th 2002 by Dow.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1222

"Farewell to the Dene"
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on June 10th 2005 by Dow.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3249

"Willy Taylor’s" ~ polka
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on August 31st 2004 by snowyowl.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3470

"The Shining Pool" ~ hornpipe
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on June 13th 2005 by Dow.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4593

"Wee Kerry’s Welcome to the Dene" ~ jig/quickstep
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on July 28th 2005 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4790

"Nancy Taylor’s" ~ reel
Key signature: G Gajor
Submitted on December 15th 2005 by alexboydell.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5313

The Pearl Wedding, X:5

Setting as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK.