Alice’s reel

Also known as Alison’s, Allison’s, Frankie Gavin’s, Paddy Cronin’s.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Alice’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Alice's has been added to 244 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Alice's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EGBG AGED|~E2GE DEB,D|EGBG A2 (3Bcd|e2dB AGED|
!EGBG AGED|~E2GE DEB,D|DB,A,B, DEFA|1~B2AF GEED:|2BGAF GEEF|
!|:G2DB, DGBG|A2EC EcBA|G2DB, DGBG|1 AcBA GEEF:|2 AcBA GEFD||
# Added by JD .
X: 2
T: Alice's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: E3B AGED | E2 (3GFE D2B,D |1 E2G2 A2 (3Bcd | eBdB AGED :|2 GEDE GABd | eBdB AGED ||
|:G2G2 (3ABc BG | A2 A2 (3ABc BA | G2G2 (3ABc BG | (3ABc BA GEED :|
X: 3
T: Alice's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:Acec dcAG|A2cA GAEG|Acec d2 (3efg|a2ge dcAG|
Acec dcAG|A2cA GAEG|GEDE GABd|1e2dB cAAG:|2ecdB cAAB|
|:c2GE Gcec|d2AF Afed|c2GE Gcec| dfed cAAB|
c2GE Gcec|D2 FA Afed|c2GE Gcec| dfed cAAG:||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

The source

This tune was composed by clare fiddler Frankie Gavin.

Posted by .

Great tune!

Lunasa does a great job on this tune in B minor together with Terry "Cuz" Teahan’s. It’s also nice to play this tune in both keys in a row.

Gavin

Frankie Gavin is from Corrandulla Co. Galway.
( originally ). The family moed into town ( Galway City ) when Frankie was pup.

Pat

Pat, I posted the above bit of info into the McGoldrick tune Road to Corrandulla - hope you don’t mind me using your info.

Funnily enough, he doesn’t play fiddle or flute in the East Galway style.

Thoughts

I’ve been meaning to learn this tune. Franky plays this tune in d minor on the recording I have. Joanie madden plays it in b minor as noted above, so does Lunasa. Sounds pretty nice in A minor and g minor too.

Nice, sensibly sensitive Em/GM shift!

“Paddy Cronin’s”, X:2

Definitely composed by Frankie Gavin, but given to me as Paddy Cronin’s. Lovely reel none the less, this particular setting could also be slowed and swung into a barndance.