The Crib Of Perches reel

Also known as Creel Of Perches, The Creel Of Perches, Crib Of Perch, Crib Of Purchase.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Broken Pledge (a few times), Rakish Paddy (a few times) and The Red-haired Lass (a few times).

The Crib Of Perches has been added to 1 tune set.

The Crib Of Perches has been added to 147 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Crib Of Perches
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FG|A2AB AGFD|(3EFG AB ~c3A|G2EC G,CEG|cG~G2 AGFG|
A2AB AGFD|(3EFG AB c2Bc|df~f2 (3ed^c dB|AFGE D2:|
K:D
|:Bc|df~f2 af~f2|bfaf gfed|(3Bcd ef gece|gecA ^GABc|
df~f2 af~f2|defd efdA|(3Bcd ec de (3dcB|AFGE D2:|
X: 2
T: The Crib Of Perches
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c3A|G2EC G,CEG|cAGc AGFG|
A2GB AGFD|(3EFG AB c2Ac|dfec dcAc|1BdAG FDDF:|2B2AG FDD2||:
df~f2 af~f2|Adfa gfed|(3Bcd ef ge^de|be^de ^cAAc|
df~f2 ~a3f|Adaf gfed|(3Bcd ge dBcB|1AFGE D3A:|2AFGE D4||
X: 3
T: The Crib Of Perches
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2cA|(3GAG EC G,CEG|cG~G2 AGFG|
~A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2cA|df~f2 e^cdB|AFGE FDD2:||:
df~f2 af~f2|bfaf gfed|cdef ge~e2|gecA GABz|
df~f2 af~f2|d2fd edcA|(3Bcd ec decB|1AFGE D4:|
X: 4
T: The Crib Of Perches
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2Bc| G2EC G,CEG|cAGc AGFG|
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2Bc|df~f2 efdB|AFGE FDD2:||:
df~f2 af~f2|bfaf gfed|^cdef ge^ce |ge^cA ^GAB^c|
df~f2 af~f2|defd ed^cA|(3Bcd e^c d2^cB| AFGE FDD2:|

Twenty-two comments

There are a number of very different settings for this tune posted on the net (@ Norbeck’s, Richard Moon’s, and also "Helgas" http://www27.tok2.com/home/kyrie/helga_tunes/contents.html) In some cases it is listed by its alternative title: "The Creel Of Perches". "Creel" makes more sense to me since that is (I think) a basket for fish; a crib tends to be used for grain and stuff.

I’ve chosen to transcribe as accurately as I can the version played frequently at my local session. I associate this tune with bb and Benno the flautist (thanks for the tune). People seem to do different things with the first bar - one version being:
A|BAAB AGFD|
and another possibility is:
G~G2|Fz(3ABA AGFD|

Oh by the way, bars 3 & 4 usually surface on the flute as:
|G2EC GCEG|CG~G2 AGFG|

I LOVE THIS TUNE - hey gang learn this tune - I play it all the time and just adore it - hey dow Can you post the two tunes I play after it pls?

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Will’s already done the first one "Fox On The Prowl" by Vincent Broderick, and I posted "The Fair-haired Lass" a while ago…

I dont play the fox in the prowl with this tune - I have a great set I thought you knew - I played it on sunday. Tho the fox is a great tune!

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Er…so bb, are you going to tell us what the great set you do with this tune IS, then?

I think you’re getting yourself confused bb - let’s have a full-on argument about it tonight at the session…

emm yeah - I was thinking of the fox on the town - I do the fox on the prowl after the crib alright….sorry. Hey dow - you know how bad I am with names as it is!

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Creel of Perches

The correct name for this tune is I think the CREEL of perches.

Pepper’s Bar Version

Does anyone have the setting for this tune from Maiden Voyage? I can’t seem to find the right combination of variations and I’m terrible at transcription!!!

“The Crib Of Perches ” from “Maiden Voiage”

T:Crib of Perches, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Maiden Voiage - Live Trad. Music Session from Pepper’s Bar, Co. Clare
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:DMix
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c3A|G2EC G,CEG|cAGc AGFG|
A2GB AGFD|(3EFG AB c2Ac|dfec dcAc|1BdAG FDDF:|2B2AG FDD2||:
df~f2 af~f2|Adfa gfed|(3Bcd ef ge^de|be^de ^cAAc|
df~f2 ~a3f|Adaf gfed|(3Bcd ge dBcB|1AFGE D3A:|2AFGE D4||

Re: transcription

Wow that was quick!!! Thanks for the setting, wish I’d checked back sooner. [rueful laugh]. Can’t wait to take this home to practise! Thank you thank you!

T:Crib of Perches, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Matt Molloy - Shadows on Stone
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:DMix
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2cA|(3GAG EC G,CEG|cG~G2 AGFG|
~A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2cA|df~f2 e^cdB|AFGE FDD2:||:
K:D
df~f2 af~f2|bfaf gfed|cdef ge~e2|gecA GABz|
df~f2 af~f2|d2fd edcA|(3Bcd ec decB|1AFGE D4:|

play tripping down the stairs after this and the ride to durham before it like on the aaron jones cd!!! its awesome

Thanks for that clip, Jack, and welcome back !
It brought back happy memories. Michael Dwyer was the first Irish tin whistle player that I ever saw or heard at a Comhaltas session in London in the mid 60s.
I remember thinking that it looked so easy!
After some years in London, he moved back to west Cork and was, I believe, a regular at sessions in Kenmare (among other places).
Sadly, his health deteriorated and I heard that this affecetd his playing. He didn´t die young but he certainly wasn´t an old man when he passed away.

Crib of Perches

A fish "crib" is a place in a lake, river, or stream where fish may hang out feeding or resting. It may be a patch of aquatic grasses, a tangle of fallen, submerged tree trunks or roots, or submerged rock formations. A crib is where an angler might have a good chance of catching a meal. It’s a local rather than widespread term.

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A set of 3 reels from 1986 ?

Since there’s been some discussion above about putting this tune in sets, "Ptarmigan", myself, and Liverpool fiddler Ged Palmer, [ who I think might "lurk" here ] used to play a set of 3 reels as follows :

1 - "The Man Of Aran" [ comp. D. De Brun ]
2 - "Jack Maguire’s"
3 - "The Crib Of Perches"

I always liked the key changes between the 3 tunes.

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Ps

Good to hear from you again, Jack, and thanks for the posting the link to that clip. Is that Geraldine and Eamonn Cotter behind Michael Dwyer, do you think ?

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I´d say it almost certainly is them, Kenny. And beside them is a young Martin Hayes with his father, P.J.

all this work on tunes

You people are fantastic. This site is fantastic. Thank you everyone. Jan

The Crib Of Perches, X:4

From the CD Life Is All Checkered by Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen