Touching Cloth reel

By James Kelly

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

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Touching Cloth appears in 1 other tune collection.

Touching Cloth has been added to 6 tune sets.

Touching Cloth has been added to 126 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Touching Cloth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:B~E3 cBGc|Bceg fgec|B~E3 cBGc|efge f2 ec|
B~E3 cBGc|Bceg faga|bgeg fgec|Bege fgec:|
|:Be (3eee Bege|Bege fgec|Be (3eee Bege|(3fga ge fgec|
Be (3eee Bege|Bege faga|bgeg fgec|Bege fgec:|
# Added .
2
X: 2
T: Touching Cloth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ADFA (3BBB dB|ABdf (3efe dB|ADFA Bdef|gefd edBd|
ADFA BAFB|ABdf ed (3efg|afdf (3efe dB|Adfd efdB:|
|:Adfd edfd|Adfd edBd|Adfd edef|(3gag fg edBd|
Adfd edfd|Adfd ed (3efg|afdf efdB|Adfd efdB:|
# Added .
3
X: 3
T: Touching Cloth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ADFA ~B2dB|ABdf efdB|~A2FA ~B2ef|(3gfe fd edBd
ADFA ~B2dB|ABdf e2 fg|af (3fff efdB|ABdf efdB:|
|:Adfd edfd|Adfd ed (3Bcd|Adfd ~e2 ef|gefd edBd|
Adfd edfd|Adfd e2 fg|afge (3fed eB|ABdf efdB:|
# Added by J-B-M .
4
X: 4
T: Touching Cloth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A~D3 BAFB|ABdf efdB|A~D3 BAFB|defd e2 dB|
A~D3 BAFB|ABdf egfg|afdf efdB|Adfd efdB:|
|:Ad (3ddd Adfd|Adfd efdB|Ad (3ddd Adfd|(3efg fd efdB|
Ad (3ddd Adfd|Adfd egfg|afdf efdB|Adfd efdB:|

Twenty-two comments

Touching Cloth

According to the liner notes on Dervish’s End of the Day cd, this snappy reel was written by fiddler James Kelly. So I’ve posted it here as played by Kelly with Zan McLeod on a track I got from Zina (and I’m hoping she’ll post the discographic info here).

Dervish does this tune in the more flute and whistle friendly key of D maj, with a slightly different approach as well:

T: Touching Cloth
C: James Kelly
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Dervish - At the End of the Day
K: D
|:ADFA (3BBB dB|ABdf (3efe dB|ADFA Bdef|gefd edBd|
|ADFA BAFB|ABdf ed (3efg|afdf (3efe dB|Adfd efdB:||
|:Adfd edfd|Adfd edBd|Adfd edef|(3gag fg edBd|
|Adfd edfd|Adfd ed (3efg|afdf efdB|Adfd efdB:||

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Ah, Zina enlightened me that the James Kelly cd is The Ring Sessions. There you have it.

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I’ll post it when I get back from class this evening!

zls

Lovely tune!

The Title

Amusing title! Are you aware of what it actually refers to?

LongNote, I’ve wondered about that. Evertyhing springs to mind from priests’ garments to the old bundle sack, where a young man would be stitched into a bag when sleeping at his fiance’s house. What gives?

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Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Vulgar but true

"It’s touching cloth" is a phrase you use when you really need to "go". I heard it first played by Ciaran Tourish who paired it with a reel he said was called "Sitting on the Throne". Now, aren’t you glad you asked?

Hahahahahaha!!!!!! That turtle rears its ugly head again 😀

Both this one and "Sitting on the Throne" were written by James Kelly. I was surprised that James used such vulgar titles as he is such a getntleman!

In my family, they say "I’m crowning," as in giving birth. 🙂

Yes, on The Ring Sessions, James Kelly follows Touching Cloth with Sitting on the Throne. This explains it all. Reminds me of a tune I wrote while working for the Forest Service called the Giardia Jig, in honor of the little dance you do when you get amoebic dysentery. The jig is, of course, in Bm….

Thanks LongNote—my second belly laugh of the day!

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I wonder if that explains why he called the album the RIng Sessions?

This place gets more like a real world session every day…. 🙂

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gorgeous tune

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A Substitute for the Bucks of Oranmore

I’ve been lazy and avoiding learning the Bucks of Oranmore, but I can try this one first. Thanks Will for D major version.

So Will, I don’t suppose I could talk you into doing a post of Sitting on the Throne, too, so it all matches? 🙂

Yiz are all…

"durty bastes", as my ma would say!

"sitting on a pinnacle" is another term for this phenomenon and would be a great tune title

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Re: Touching Cloth X3

"This is what came out" (pun unintended) when I was whistling the other day, after having been listening to the Dervish recording on the train. Took me a moment to figure out what it was.

I suspect what they actually play is somewhere between this and the existing Dmaj setting - govern thyself accordingly and all that.

X:1
T: Touching Cloth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Q: 180
|: ~A2FA ~B2dB | ABdf efdB | ~A2FA ~B2ef | gefd edBd | ~A2FA ~B2dB | ABdf e2 fg | af (3fff efdB | ABdf efdB :|
|: Adfd edfd | Adfd edBd |Adfd edef | gefd edBd | Adfd edfd | Adfd e2 fg | af (3fff efdB | ABdf efdB :|

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Re: Touching Cloth

Made some edits based on listening rather than going from memory…which I should probably have done first! It’s now closer to X2 version but I tried to include some different triplets and crotchets that crop up as variations.

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