The Grand Canal reel

Also known as The Bunch Of Green Rushes, Cuz Teahan’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Grand Canal appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Grand Canal has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Grand Canal has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Grand Canal
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"^am"ABcA "^em"GEED|GEAE GEED|"^am"ABcA GEED|"G"DEGB"D"A2AG|
"^am"ABcA "^em"GEEF|"G"G2GA "C"GEEG|"^am"AB (3cBA "^em"GEEB|"^am"cd (3edc "G"d2cd|
"^am"eaag "G"ed d2|"C"cdeg gedg|"^am"eaag "C"edcd|"^am"edcA"^dm"d2cd|
"^am"eaag "^dm"ed d2|"C"cdeg "^em"gfdf|"C"ef (3gfe"G"d2cd|"^am"edcA "G"d2dc:|
# Added by fiel .
2
X: 2
T: The Grand Canal
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ABcA G~E3|GEAE G~E3|ABcA G~E3|1 cdec dcAG:|2 cdec d2 cd||
eaag edcA|B/c/d ef gfed|eaag edcd|edcA dcAG|
A2 ag edcA|B/c/d ef gfed|efge d2 cd|edcA dcAG||
3
X: 3
T: The Grand Canal
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABcA GE~E2|GEAE GEEG|ABcA GE~E2|cdec dcAG |
ABcA GE~E2|GEAE GEEG|ABcA GE~E2|cdec d2 cd||
eaag edde|cdef gfed|eaag e~d3|edcA dcAG|
Aaag e~d3|cdef gfed|efge d2 cd|edcA dcAG||
4
X: 4
T: The Grand Canal
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ABcA GE~E2|GEAE GE~E2|A2cA GE~E2|cdec dcAG |
(3A^AB cA GE~E2|GEAE GE~E2|A2cA GE~E2|cdec d2 ^cd||
eaag ed~d2|^cdef gfed|eaag ed~d2|ed=cA dcAG|
Aaag ed~d2|^cdef gfed|ef (3gfe ~d2 ^cd|ed=cA dcAG||

Six comments

Paul Brady plays this to perfection.

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Bunch of Green Rushes

Alan and John Kelly play this tune on their CD "Fourmilehouse".
They call it "The Bunch of Green Rushes" .

The setting I learned from a box player who got it from Alan Kelly (I think) goes like this:

X: 1
T:Bunch of Green Rushes
M: 4/4
I:speed 350
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
ABcA G~E3|GEAE G~E3|ABcA G~E3|1 cdec dcAG:|2 cdec d2 cd||
eaag edcA|B/c/d ef gfed|eaag edcd|edcA dcAG|
A2 ag edcA|B/c/d ef gfed|efge d2 cd|edcA dcAG||

(Thanks to Will CPT for the transcription)

Oh, and ignore the speed tag… I had that in for my ABC program, but it doesn’t really belong in there… 😏

The Grand Canal, X:3

Version taught by Alan Kelly (based on his own ABC notation of it)

The Grand Canal, X:4

Version by Billy McComiskey on the Trian album, he calls it Cuz Teahan’s. Wish I could notate how he puts in the chord shots, sometimes short, sometimes long; take a listen. The most earworm-y part of this though is the C#s on the chorus, I swear that’s what I hear and that’s what makes this crooked tune stand out (and guitar players lay out).