The Concert reel

Also known as Callaghan’s, Denis Murphy’s, O’Callaghan’s, Paddy Donohughe’s.

There are 63 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Boys Of Ballisodare (a few times), Farewell To Ireland (a few times), The Hut In The Bog (a few times), The Longford Tinker (a few times) and Tuttle’s (a few times).

The Concert appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Concert has been added to 22 tune sets.

The Concert has been added to 230 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Concert
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2GB AE~E2|GABG ~A3B|dBAB GFGB|d2eB dBAc|
BAGB AE~E2|GABG ABcd|ea~a2 gedB|1GBdB BAdB:|2GBdB BAA2||
|:ea~a2 bgag|edef gedB|degb a2ga|bgab ged2|
ea~a2 ea~a2|edef gedB|gfge d2ge|1dBGA BAA2:|2dBGA BAdB||
2
X: 2
T: The Concert
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:BAGB AE~E2|GABG ~A3B|dBAB G3B|d[gfe triplet] dBAc|
BAGB AE~E2|GABG ABcd|ea~a2 gedB|1GBdB BAAG:|2GBdB BAA2||
|:ea~a2 ea~a2|edef gedB|degb a2ga|bgab ged2|
ea~a2 ea~a2|edef gedB|G3e d2ge|1dBGA BAA2:|2dBGA BAdB||
3
X: 3
T: The Concert
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2 GB AE E2|GABG A3B|dBAB GFGB|d2eB dBAc|
BAGB AE E2|GABG A2 (3Bcd|ea a2 gedB|1GBdB BAdB:|2GBdB BAA2||
|:ea a2 bgag|edef gedB|degb a2ga|bgab ged2|
ea a2 ea a2|edef gedB|g3e d2 ge|1dBGA BAA2:|2dBGA BAdB||
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4
X: 4
T: The Concert
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2GB AE~E2|GABG ~A3B|dBAB GFGB|d2eB dBAc|
BAGB AE~E2|GABG ABcd|ea~a2 gedB|1GBdB BAdB:|2GBdB BAA2||
|:ea~a2 bgag|edef gedB|degb a2ga|bgab ged2|
ea~a2 eA~A2|edef gedB|~g3e d2ge|1dBGA BGBd:|2dBGD BAA2||
5
X: 5
T: The Concert
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2GB AE~E2|GABG ~A3B|dBAB ~G3B|d2eB dBAd|
B2GB AE~E2|GABG A2B/c/d|eaaf gedB|1GBdB BAAG:|2GBdB BAAd||
|:e2ag eaag|~e3f gedB|dg~g2 a2ga|bgaf gedB|
eaag e2ag|~e3f gedB|g2ge d2ge|1dBGA BAA2:|2dBGA BAAG||

Fourteen comments

The concert reel

Transcription: Gian Marco P.
Source: ….to guess

Concert reel

There is an error in the seetmusic. The second dot is G, not A.
(sorry). The ABC is correct.

what’s a seetmusic?

"seet" is a dialect English word meaning either "sight", "set", or an obsolete past tense of "sit". "Sight" is the clearly the intended meaning in this context.

it’s harder to read if you’re sitting on it!

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‘Seet’ is also an ornithologist’s term for a type of alarm call, which is used and understood by almost all species of bird. ‘Seet music’, however, is an oxymoron since a bird’s ‘call’ is quite distinct from its ‘song’.

Declan Masterson’s setting from "Fairwater"

|:BAGB AE~E2|GABG ~A3B|dBAB G3B|d[gfe triplet] dBAc|
BAGB AE~E2|GABG ABcd|ea~a2 gedB|1GBdB BAAG:|2GBdB BAA2||
|:ea~a2 ea~a2|edef gedB|degb a2ga|bgab ged2|
ea~a2 ea~a2|edef gedB|G3e d2ge|1dBGA BAA2:|2dBGA BAdB||

So he plays the first measure of each part the same as the 5th bar in the posted transcription. I think this gives the start of the tune a bit more lift, especially coming out of another reel.

Confusion in this reel’s name.

If you listen to the albums that are supposed to have this reel on them, you’ll find that there is confusion - if not error - in its naming. With all due humility, my research points the confusion to originate from Stockton’s Wing 1978 album and F. Gavin & A. Finn 1977 album. I find Gavin is unfortunately quite proliific in confusing names.

The Concert, X:4

Just some nice variations on the original tune. I really like playing this one, it just has such a nice feel to it. I think most A-based reels are like this, but, what the hey, finding another one is always nice! I pair this reel with the Maid of Mount Kisco, and I think go great guns together.

The Concert, X:5

This is from the wonderful playing of Brid O’Gorman’s. She plays it on a C-flute on her "Bluebells are Blooming" album.