The Exile Of Erin reel

Also known as Exile From Erin, Exile From Ireland, Ireland In Exile, Peace In Erin.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Beare Island (a few times), Ger The Rigger (a few times), The Holly Bush (a few times), The Humours Of Tulla (a few times) and Kilnamona (a few times).

The Exile Of Erin has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Exile Of Erin has been added to 181 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Exile Of Erin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
DE|:FGAG FDDE|FGAG FDFA|de=fe dcAG|FGAB c2AG|
FGAG FDDE|FDAG FDCD|G,A,CD E~A,3|1 FAGE {G}EDDE:|2 FAGE {G}EDFA||
|:dfed cAGc|(3AcA GA FAEA|dfed ^cdef|geag (3faf e^c|
dfed cAGc|(3AcA GA FAEA|D2FA c2AG|1 FAGE {G}EDFA:|2 FAGE {G}EDDE|]
# Added by Odin .
X: 2
T: The Exile Of Erin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: FGAG FDDE | EDAG FDAc | de=fe dcAG | (3EFG AB{B}[c3G3]G |
| (3EFG AG FDDE | (3FED AG FDCD | {G,}[A,3D3] D C~A,3 |1 G,A,CD EDDE :|2 G,A,CD EDDA ||
| d3 d cAGc | (3ccA GA FAEA | d3 d ^cdef | geag fdd^c |
| d2 Ad cAGc | (3ccA GA FAEA | [D3A3]B cAdB | cAGE D3 ^c |
| d2 ed cAGc | AcGA FAEA | d3 d ^cdef | geag fd(3dd^c |
| d2 Ad cAGc | (3ccA GA FAEA | D2 AB cAdB | cAGE D3 E ||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Exile Of Erin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FGAG FDDE|FGAG FDFA|de=fe dcAG|FGAB c2AG|
FGAG FDDE|FGAG FD dc|A4 cdA2|GAcd edd2:|
|:dfed cAAB|c/B/A GA FAEA|dfed ^cdef|geaf efge|
dfed cAAB|c/B/A GA FAEA|DFAB cAdB|cAGE EDD2:|

Sixteen comments

And yet another fine tune by banjoman Tony Sullivan.

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Exile of erin

I think named after a pub, (possibly in Manchester or Leeds ?)

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Another version, from the playing of Magic Square, the Boston hot shots :o)

This setting is based on the fiddle that kicks off the tune, either George Keith or Tina Lech, or possibly Breige Quinn.

X: 1
T: The Exile of Erin
C: Tony Sullivan
D: The Magic Square
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: FGAG FDDE | EDAG FDAc | de=fe dcAG | (3EFG AB{B}[c3G3]G |
| (3EFG AG FDDE | (3FED AG FDCD | {G,}[A,3D3] D C~A,3 |1 G,A,CD EDDE :|2 G,A,CD EDDA ||
| d3 d cAGc | (3ccA GA FAEA | d3 d ^cdef | geag fdd^c |
| d2 Ad cAGc | (3ccA GA FAEA | [D3A3]B cAdB | cAGE D3 ^c |
| d2 ed cAGc | AcGA FAEA | d3 d ^cdef | geag fd(3dd^c |
| d2 Ad cAGc | (3ccA GA FAEA | D2 AB cAdB | cAGE D3 E ||

The (3EFG triplets in bars 4 and 5 of the A part are slurred, not bowed scratch triplets. In bar 4, you’ll want to leave your ring finger on the G at the end of that triplet so you can bring it into the double stop as you slur onto the c.

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Important P.S.

I first heard this setting thanks to Zina—she deserves a round of applause. *clap, clap, clap*

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Yaaaay! I am obsessed with this tune! I adore that setting! Liz Carroll also does a wonderful setting of it on the Boston College "My Love is in America" recording. Thanks, Will!

Picture me whooping and throwing flowers at you Zeens.

I hope you removed those thorns. *grin*

BTW, I think it’s Tina Lech who starts that track off.

Yaaay! Zina just taught it to me last night! Thank you Zina, it’s a great tune…….!

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Is this the same tune that Dennis Cahill plays in the middle of that real long set he does with Martin Hayes?

Correct

Yes, Donough, it is, but I’d say Will’s abc transcription above is closer to Sully’s original than the abcs posted to give the sheet music.

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The low section, at the end of part 1, can be played an octave above without sounding unnatural, that’s good news for the fluters and piperers.

A tin whistle cheat

Version 3 is as played at the Oberlin session, with the last two measures of the A part up an octave for us whistlers.