The Hill Of The Cranes reel

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hill Of The Cranes
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D/E/F|GA"c"BG E2GE|DEGA BedB|AE"c"cE cEc/{d}c/E|AEAG FDEF|
GABG E2GE|DEGA BedB|c2cB cgfg|ecAF G2:|
Bd|g~d3 gdbd|gfed cBAG|EAAB A>BAG|EAAG FDEF|
GDB,D G,B,DG|BGA/B/c dBGB|dgB/c/d ecAF|AGGF G2:|
X: 2
T: The Hill Of The Cranes
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GABG E2 GE|DEGA BedB|c2 cB cgfg|1 ecAF G2 (3DEF:|2 ecAF G2 Bd||
gd ~d2 gdbd|gfed cBAG|EAAB ~A2 AG|EAAG FDEF|
GDB,D G,B,DG|BG (3ABc dBGB|dg (3Bcd ecAF|1 AGGF G2 Bd:|2 AGGF G2 (3DEF||

Four comments

The Hill Of The Cranes

A reel written by a 10 year old concertina player, Erin Whitley. See

Erin won the under 12 concertina at the Ulster Fleadh 2015.

I hope I have picked out the melody correctly from the video. Great tune.

For flute, I play the third measure of the A part as |AEcE c~E3|. The 5th measure of the B part falls off the flute, so I pop it up an octave, along with its three pickup notes up from the 4th measure.

Thanks. I love this tune, learned it shortly after the video was posted about 13 months ago, and play it for people whenever I get the chance. The transcription looks good except that the key should be G major, not E minor. Also, what are the "c"s supposed to mean? I’d guess cuts, but I don’t think that’s a widely used/known convention. And the third measure I think is AE~E2 cE~E2, where ~E2 on concertina is played E{ec}E.

Or maybe A~E2E c~E2E. Hard to tell before coffee.

The Hill Of The Cranes, X:2

I found myself playing this today and couldn’t recall what it was. A search for the ABC here turned up nothing, and TunePal didn’t come close. Here’s a simpler transcription that might work better with the search engines. I still love this tune two years later. The Facebook video is now past 66,000 views!