N’Fheadar reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

N'Fheadar has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: N'Fheadar
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABcA d2 cA | d2 cA AG G2 | ABcA d3 d | defa gfdc |
ABcA d2 cA | d2 cA AG G2 | bgfa gfdc | AdcA AG G2 :||
d ~f3 d ~g3 | decd ABcA | d ~f3 d ~g3 | fdcA BG G2 |
d ~f3 d ~g3 | decd ABcA | bc'ab gfdc | AdcA AG G2 :||
2
X: 2
T: N'Fheadar
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABcA ddcA | ddcA AGG2 |ABcA ddcA | ddfa gedc |
ABcA ddcA | ddcA AGG2 | bgfa gedc | AdcA G3d ||
dfff dggg | decd ABcA | dfff dgge | (3fed cA G3d |
dfff dggg | decd ABcA | bgfa gedc | AdcA G4 ||

Two comments

N’Fheadar

C: Peadar O’Riada ©2008
S: http://www.peadaroriada.ie/scores/triur/N’fheadar%20PDF.pdf

The title means "I don’t know" or "I wonder." This tune, composed by Peadar O’Riada of Cul Aodh, Cork, was shared in a large tune learning session at the Roche Harbor Irish Week retreat (Washington State). May it travel even further. Hear it on the CD Triúr Sa Draighean played by Peadar Ó Riada, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Martin Hayes. The high C in the penult bar is a literal (little-finger) stretch for a trad fiddler but a position shift might work with practice.

N’Fheadar, X:2

Setting I did by hear from the video in YouTube where Peadar O’Riada plays this tune live in the ceremony where he was awarded TG4 Composer of the year 2008.
Peadar O’Riada composed this reel for the occasion:

I did the music score as simple as possible to leave the basic melody line of the tune.

This is the video, the reel is the second in the set:

https://youtu.be/NS_ZNCmr9_U