The Parting reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Parting has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Parting
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EBBA ~B3A|B/2c/2dAF FEDF|EBBA Bcde|faf/2e/2d eBBA|
EBBA ~B3c|B/2c/2dAF FEDA|d/2e/2fec dBcA|G/2A/2BAF GEED:|
|:~G3B dBGB|AGFG A~dd2|eBgB eBG/2A/2B|Addc d/2e/2fdA|
e/2f/2gfe dBGB|ABAG F~DD2|GFGB dBG/2A/2B|AFDF ~E3F:|
# Added by Craig .

Three comments


This is one nice reel.

Craig, you submitted this tune, did you also compose it? If so, you’ve done a great job.

Re: Composer

Yes, I composed this tune and it is meant to be sad and yearning
as it is about a real parting of company. Angela from Aran Island Co. Donegal was a most convivial host and manager down our pub. She had to leave to take up another post and I wrote the tune the very night she left. The slight highlandish feel is deliberate.

Thanks for the kind comments, enjoy


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“Highland” feel

I see what you mean about the highlandish feel - those triplets give the tune a nice "Scottish snap".

I’ve added this one to my tunebook.