Rounding Malin Head reel

By Zoë Conway

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Rounding Malin Head has been added to 2 tune sets.

Rounding Malin Head has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Rounding Malin Head
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2B2 EBdB|edBc- cAdB|E2B2 EBdB|edBc- cAdB|
E2B2 EBdB|[M:6/4]edBc- cAed Bc-cA|1 [M:4/4]B/c/d cA AGFG:|2 B/c/d cA Bdfd||
e3B- BBeg|fdag gabg|eB~B2 Bdef|edBc- cAdB|
e2B2 Bdeg|fdag gag2|bafg- gefd|1 B/c/d cA Bdfd:|2 B/c/d cA AGFG||

One comment

Rounding Malin Head

Written by Zoe Conway. This version is from Brian Finnegan’s playing in the video posted below (begining around 6:54). Brian plays it on an A whistle with Em fingers so the melody comes out in Bm. So much drive in this tune! I love the way it keeps banging on the low note. There some funky timing in the 6th measure - and it might be better to think of it as four sets of triplets. However you count it, you still lose a half a measure of 4/4.