The Three Sisters reel

By Barry Kerr

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The Three Sisters has been added to 12 tune sets.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Three Sisters
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EBBE cEBG|EBBA AGGF|EBBE cEBE|BBGB FGGG|
EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|BBGz AGGF|1 EGFD EEEG:|2 EGFD EEEg||
ezgg eggg|fffz aggf|e2gg eggg|fdaf gfed
ezgg eBeg|fffz aggg|baga agaa|1 egfd eeeg:|2 egfd e3B||
2
X: 2
T: The Three Sisters
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EBBE cEBG|EBBA AGGF|EBBE cEBE|BBGB FGAF|
EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|BBGB AGGF|1 EGFD E3G:|2 EGFD E3g||
|:e3g eg g2|f3g aggf|e3g eg g2|fdaf gfed
e3g eBeg|f3g aggf|bgaf gfed|1 egfd e3g:|2 egfd e3B||
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: The Three Sisters
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|EBBE cEBE|A3G FGAF|
EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|B3G AGFD|1 EGFD E3G:|2 EGFD E3g||
|:e3g eg g2|f3g aggf|e3g eg g2|fdaf gfed
e3g eBeg|f3g aggf|bgaf gfed|1 egfd e3g:|2 egfd e3B||
# Added by JACKB .
4
X: 4
T: The Three Sisters
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EBBE cEBE|E/E/E BA AFG{D}F|E2 BE cEBE|B3A AGGF|
E2 BE cEBE|E/E/E BE AGFD|B2B.G AGGF|1 E/F/GFD E3G:|2 E/F/GFD E3g||
|:e~g3 egag|fade fa~a2|e~g3 egag|fedB e3z|
e~g3 e~g3|fade faa2|bgaf gefd|1 e/f/g fd e3g:|2 egfd e3B||
|:EBBE cEBE|~E2 BA AFJGJF|E2 BE cEBE|B/c/B GB AFED|
E2 BE cEBe|~e2 BE AFJG{D}F|B2GB AG.GF|1 E/F/GFD E3G:|2 E/F/GFD E3g||
|:e~g3 egag|fAde fa~a2|e~g3 egag|fedB e3d|
e~g3 egagh|fAde f/g/a.a2|b/a/g af g/f/e fd|1 eg f/e/d e3g:|2 egfd||
5
X: 5
T: The Three Sisters
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EBBE cEBG|EBBE AGFD|EBBE cEBG|A3G FGAB|
EBBE cEBG|EBBE AGFD|B3G AGFD|1 EGFD E3G:|2 EGFD E3g||
|:e3g eg g2|f3g agfd|e3g eg g2|fdaf gfed
e3g eBeg|f3g aggf|bgaf gfed|1 egfd e3g:|2 egfd e3B||
# Added by JACKB .

Nine comments

Source: Barry Kerr
Transcrtiption: g.m.p.

Submitted in response to a request.

I think this is a very flute setting.
Please someone post a fiddle setting.

Thanks for this good transcription !

Thanx for this transcription, that was the one I was waiting for ! I first heard this tune when someone gave it to listen for the bodhran playing…… but the flute playing was great as well !

Question

Is it a traditional tune??

Named after a famous bar in Edinburgh?

Barry wrote this tune himself. After a Lough Neagh legend, a treacherous current called the Three Sisters.

Three Sisters

This is a fantastic tune, I play it slightly different, here’s my abc.
|:EBBE cEBG|EBBA AGGF|EBBE cEBE|BBGB FGAF|
EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|BBGB AGGF|1EGFD E3G:|2EGFD E3g||
|:e3g eg g2|f3g aggf|e3g eg g2|fdaf gfed
|e3g eBeg|f3g aggf|bgaf gfed|1egfd e3g:|2egfd e3B||

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My Version

X: 1
T: Three Sisters, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
|:EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|EBBE cEBE|A3G FGAF|
EBBE cEBG|EBBG AGFD|B3G AGGF|1EGFD E3G:|2EGFD E3g||
|:e3g eg g2|f3g aggf|e3g eg g2|fdaf gfed
e3g eBeg|f3g aggf|bgaf gfed|1egfd e3g:|2egfd e3B|

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Re: The Three Sisters

Thanks, Barry, for this really lovely Tune. I am delighted and looking forward to play it on my (Suttner-)Concertina. Theodore