The Contrary reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Contrary has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Contrary
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|d2 AG FDDF|EDEF GABc|d2 AG FDDF|GBAG FDDA|
d2 AG FDDF|EDEF GABc|d2 AG FDDF|GBAG FDDA:|
FABA FABA|FABA FDD2|FABA FABA|BABc dBAG|
FABA FABA|FABA FDD2|(3AAA A2 (3BBB B2|cABc d3z:|
dfff dfff|eggg eggg|faaa faaf|gfed cABc|
dfff dfff|eggg eggg|(3aaa a2 (3ggg ge|cABc d2z:|
# Added by ceili .

Three comments

The Contrary

Here’s a real ‘happy go lucky’ reel. And I know absolutely nothing about it.
I saw it on a youtube clip with ‘Frankie Gavin’s Roaring 20’s Irish Orchestra’
and I liked it. The notation should allmost right, but when Frankie play with
other musicians, the details can be a bit blurry, but on the contrary -
I think that’s OK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG1c2egyIJs

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Re: The Contrary

Sounds a bit like a simplified version of "The Contradiction" [ which is not that far away from "The Contrary" ], but with only 3 parts and in "D".
Great clip, and absolutely wonderful to see someone playing the single-row melodeon like that.

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Re: The Contrary

Young Emma Corbett is a beast on this melodeon and box too…….

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