The Concert reel

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

There are 59 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ambrose Moloney’s (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 has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Concert has been added to 205 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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||
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||
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||
# Added by JACKB .
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||

Twelve 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.