Raindrops reel

Also known as Rain Drops.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Raindrops has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Raindrops
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBB GBdG|BBGB dgfg|eGce edB/c/d|eAAF GGGF|
DGBB GBdG|ABGB dgfg|eGce edB/c/d|eAAF G4|
gggB Bcec|edAG AAAG|FDAF GFDE|EDED ceee|
dzgd ~c2eB|edAG Agfg|eGce edB/c/d|BAAF gggz|
dega zgea|edAG AAAG|FAAA GFDE|EDED ceee|
dggg Bcec|edAG Agfg|eGce edB/c/d|eAAF GGGz|
X: 2
T: Raindrops
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[1 B2GB dgfg|eGce ed B/^c/d|eAAF ~G3E:|2 ABGA Bgfg|eGce ed B/^c/d|eaaf g4||
~g3B Bcec|edAG ~A3G|F2AF GFDE|F/E/D F/E/D c~e3|
d2gd Bccd|edAG Agfg|eGce ed B/^c/d|eaaf g4|
dega- ageg|edAG ~A3G|F~A3 GFDE|F/E/D F/E/D c~e3|
d~g3 Bcec|ed B/A/G Agfg|eGce ed B/^c/d|eAAF ~G3z||

Six comments


Track 3 from Deiseal’s "The Long Long Note". Cormac Breatnach plays it at eye-watering speed. I’ve created this (in response to Yans D’s recent request) using the Capo app and am currently bashing out the notes at 50% tempo. Hoping to get to 75% some day but 100% is probably beyond my reach! You can play along in this key using an A whistle. Note that lines 3 and 4 are basically a repeat of lines 1 and 2 but I’ve included them separately because there is a small difference second time through.

Re: Raindrops

Well done for that, Alan - a tricky transcription indeed, but shouldn’t all the "c" notes be natural ? In fact, should the whole thing not be in "G", rather than "D" ?

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Re: Raindrops

Thanks, Kenny. Yes, a silly mistake, now corrected.

Re: Raindrops

Alan Graham! Thank you for doing what I couldn’t! You’ve done very well with this phenomenal tune.

Rain Drops

A tune composed by Cormac Breatnach when he was playing in Deiseal with Niall O’Callanain and Paul O’Driscoll. The tune is also found on the first recording of Sonamus (with Breatnach).

Raindrops & The First of May

Thanks Alan Graham and LastPosted! Do you know maybe the dots from "The First of May"?