Desert Storm reel

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Desert Storm has been added to 1 tune set.

Desert Storm has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Desert Storm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B|:BABE2BE2-|E B BcdcBA|BABE2BE2|AFAd2BAF-|
FBAB E3B|BABe2ddB|AFA d2BAF| ABE2E2 FA:|
|:B2B2 e2ed-|dB~cA BEFA|~BAB~E2 BE2|ABAF DBAF|
|B2B2 e2ed-|dB~cA~B2AF|DFA d2BAF|[1ABE2E2FA:|[2 ABE2E4||
|:e2B2 B2cd|eBe d2BAF|d2cdFAdd-|dFFdFAdB|
|e2e2 dBAF|Adc B2AAF|DFAd2BAF| [1ABE2E4:|[1 ABE4E2||
X: 2
T: Desert Storm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B|:BABE- EBE2-|EBBc dcBA|BABE -EBE2|AFAd- dBAF-|
FBAB E3B|BABe- eddB|AFAd- dBAF| ABE2E2 FA:|
|:B2B2 e2ed-|dB~cA BEFA|~BA B~E- EBE2|ABAF DBAF|
|B2B2 e2ed-|dB~cA~B2AF|DFAd- dBAF|[1ABE2E2FA:|[2 ABE2E4||
|:e2B2 B2cd|eBed -dBAF|d2cd FAdd-|dFFd FAdB|
|e2e2 dBAF|AdcB- BAAF|DFAd- dBAF| [1ABE2E4:|[1 ABE4E2||
X: 3
T: Desert Storm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e2e2 A2A2 | edeg -gfed | e2 de A2e2 | dBdG -GedB |
-Beef A2A2 | edea -ag-ge | dBdg -gedB | Be A2A4 :|
e2e2 a2ag | -gefd eABd | e2 de A2 ed | -dedB GGBd |
|1 e2e2 a2ag | -gefd e2dB | GABg -gedB | BeA2 A4 :|
|2e2e2 A2A2 | edea -ag-ge |dBdg -gedB | e2 a2z4 |]
edeA -AeA2 |-Aeef gfed | edeA -AeA2 |ddBd gdBG |
edeA -AeA2 |-Aeef g2fe | dBdg -gedB | Be A2A4 :|
a2e2e2fg | aeag -gedB | g2fg Bdgg | -gBBg Bdge |
|1a2a2 gedB | dgfe -ed-dB | GABg -gedB | BeA2 A4 :|
|2edeA -AeA2 |-Aeef g2fe | dBdg -gedB | Be A2A4 |]

Five comments

Desert Storm

I learnt this off the excellent Zoe Conway album, called Zoe Conway (2002). She plays the parts differently to how I’ve written it here, using A, B, C, A A, B B, C C.

The folk process in action… The original tune is a 4 part hornpipe composed for highland pipes by Robert Mathieson (IIRC). The source album has got parts 3, 2 and 4 in that order, I think! :-)

Thanks for this info, Niall. I recently bought the album as an iTunes download and it isn’t so easy to access background info about tunes from this format. However, that great store of knowledge, ‘The Session’ provides detailed background about the album via the ‘Recordings’ tab. Zoe Conway writes there that, "I learned Desert Storm from a Scottish pipe band during a festival in Galicia in Northern Spain. "

Nice tune - just regrouped the dots a bit …

Desert Storm, X:3

Just for the sake of completeness here is the original version from "The Big Birl". I’ve put it into Ador (it needs the C natural) rather than the Bflat equivalent that the GHB sound in.