Within A Mile Of Dublin reel

Also known as A Mile From Dublin, The Club, I BhFoisceacht Míle Do Bhaile Átha Cliath, The Kerry Lasses, The Maid Of Ballintra, The Meadow In Bloom, The Road To Dublin, Sara’s, Through The Fields, You’re A Long Time Courting.

There are 58 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ownie Davis’ (lots of times), Union Quay Commotions (a few times), The Man Of The House (a few times), The Old Bush (a few times) and Swinging On The Gate (a few times).

Within A Mile Of Dublin has been added to 14 tune sets.

Within A Mile Of Dublin has been added to 423 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Within A Mile Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AD (3DDD c2 BG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AdcA G2 FG|
AD (3DDD FEFG|AD (3DDD c2 BG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AdcA G2 FG|
|Addc AGFG|Adde fdec|Addc AGFG|ABcA G2 FG|
Addc AGFG|Adde f2 fg|af (3gfe fdec|dcAF G2 FG|
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X: 2
T: Within A Mile Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FG|ADDE FEFG|ADDB c2BG|ADDE FD(3EFG|ABcA G2FG||
ADDE FEFG|ADDB cABG|ADDE FD(3EFG|AdcA G2FG||
Add^c AGFG|Adde fde^c|Add^c AGFG|AdcA G2FG||
Add^c AGFG|Adde fefg|af(3gfe fde^c|d^cAF G2||
X: 3
T: Within A Mile Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FG|ADDE FEFG|AddB cABG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AdcA G2 FG|
AD (3DDD FEFG|AddB cABG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AdcA G2 FG|
|Addc AGFG|Adde f2ed|Addc AGFG|AdcA G2 FG|
Addc AGFG|Adde f2 fg|afge fde^c|dcAF G2 FG|
X: 4
T: Within A Mile Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|FG|:ADDE FEFG|ADDB c2Bc|ADDE FEFG|ABcA G2 FG:|
||Addc AGFG|Adde fgec|Addc AGFG|ABcA G2 FG|
Addc AGFG|Adde fefg|af (3gfe fde^c|dcAF G2 FG||
X: 5
T: Within A Mile Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FG|ADDE FD (3EFG|ADDd c2 Bc|ADDE cDEG|AdcA GcEG|
ADDE FD (3EFG|ADDd c2 Bc|ADDE cDEG|AdcA G2 FG|
|Addc AGFG|Adde fdec|Addc AGFG|AGcA GcEG|
Addc AGFG|Adde fd (3efg|(3agf (3gfe (3fed ec|dcAF G2 FG|
X: 6
T: Within A Mile Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FG|AD D2 FEFG|AD D2 c2 Bd|AD D2 FEFG|ABcA G2 FG|
AD D2 FEFG|AD D2 c2 Bd|AD D2 FEFG|ABcA G2 FG||
Addc AGFG|Adde fdec|Addc AGFG|ABcA G2 FG|
Addc AGFG|Adde f3g|af (3gfe fdec|AB (3cBA G2 FG||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-two comments

Within a Mile of Dublin

I found this gem in Breathnach’s Ceol Rince Na hEireann, Volume 2 (# 179). It goes wonderfully as a slow, swingy, slippery set up to a fast, driving reel (such as Last Night’s Fun).

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Within a Mile of Dublin

I learnt this tune a few years ago from a recording by Barney McKenna. He plays it first a couple of times as it is notated here, then with F naturals instead of F sharps, then switches back to major again to finish with. The change of mood (not to mention his playing) makes it a very nice set indeed. I also sometimes like to follow it with something in Em, like Cooley’s.

On Na Connerys Part II, they play a slightly different setting of this tune following the Bobby Casey’s that I posted — it’s a current favorite set!

Zina

Within A Mile Of Dublin

My transcription from
James Keane: "With Friends Like These"
FG|ADDE FEFG|ADDB c2BG|ADDE FD(3EFG|ABcA G2FG||
ADDE FEFG|ADDB cABG|ADDE FD(3EFG|AdcA G2FG||
Add^c AGFG|Adde fde^c|Add^c AGFG|AdcA G2FG||
Add^c AGFG|Adde fefg|af(3gfe fde^c|d^cAF G2||

Cobblestone session cd mislabeled?

A tune that is familiar to me (but I don’t know its name) is labeled as "within a mile of dublin" on the cobblestone session cd. Anyone know if this is just another version of this tune?

This in to Last Night’s Fun that is a good idea Will, I was looking for something to stick with that, and considering I appaently had this tune (I just started playing it) I think that would work.

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I also like going from Within A Mile of Dublin into Sgt. Early’s Dream, or vice versa.

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What about Sgt. Early’s Dream/Within a Mile of Dublin/Last Night’s Fun that would be a cool set, too bad the first one is in Ddorian, that is not a very Flute friendly key.

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Just tried playing this tune through with all the F’s flattened (or should I say naturalised). It gives the tune a very broody feel which resolves when you then switch to playing it as is here. Nice contrast to my ears.

Slainte, thanks for that suggestion. That’s another good tune alright.

McEvoy setting

Here’s a nice setting learned from a John & Catherine McEvoy recording, the difference being mainly in that second bar.

X:1
T:Within A Mile Of Dublin
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Dmix
FG|ADDE FEFG|AddB cABG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AdcA G2 FG|
AD (3DDD FEFG|AddB cABG|AD (3DDD FEFG|AdcA G2 FG|
|Addc AGFG|Adde f2ed|Addc AGFG|AdcA G2 FG|
Addc AGFG|Adde f2 fg|afge fde^c|dcAF G2 FG|

Spillane version

X:1
T:Within A Mile Of Dublin
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Dmix
|FG|:ADDE FEFG|ADDB c2Bc|ADDE FEFG|ABcA G2 FG:|
||Addc AGFG|Adde fgec|Addc AGFG|ABcA G2 FG|
Addc AGFG|Adde fefg|af (3gfe fde^c|dcAF G2 FG||

Within a Mile From Dublin in Dmix

A variation I like:
FG|ADDE FD (3EFG|ADDd c2 Bc|ADDE cDEG|AdcA GcEG|
ADDE FD (3EFG|ADDd c2 Bc|ADDE cDEG|AdcA G2 FG|
|Addc AGFG|Adde fdec|Addc AGFG|AGcA GcEG|
Addc AGFG|Adde fd (3efg|(3agf (3gfe (3fed ec|dcAF G2 FG|

Just an experiment, as a strathspey

Found myself playing this as a strathspey on fiddle once. I like it better shifted down a string to Gmix, but I suppose I should notate it in Dmix for the sake of consistency. Meant to be played fast, as in the Cape Breton tradition.


X:1
T:Within a Mile of Dublin (strathspey)
R:strathspey
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Dmix
B>d|:A<D D>E F>E F>G|A<DD>d (3cBA (3BAG|A<D D>E F>E F>G|[1A/B/c/d/ (3cBA G>A B>d|:|[2A/B/c/d/ (3cBA G2F>G|
A<dd>c A<GF>G|A<dd>e (3fed (3ed^c|A<dd>c A<GF>G|A/B/c/d/ (3cBA G2F>G|
A<dd>c A>GF>G|A<dd>e f2f>g|(3agf (3gfe (3fga (3gfe|d>c A<F G>A B>d|