The Okarina reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Okarina has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Okarina
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
M: 7/8
def e2d2|cde A2A2|GAB AB GA|FGE FGA^c|
def e2d2|cde A2A2|GAB ABGA|FG_E D2 A,2:|
M:4/4
DFA G2 BAF|DFAF GE (3EEE|DFA G2 ABd|^cBAG FGE2|
DFA G2 BAF|DFAF GE (3EEE|_EGB EGB AG|[M:7/8]FG_E D2 A,2:|

Three comments

The Okarina

Taken from 25 years of Celtic music double CD. I found this very tricky to transcribe and maintain the correct phrasing . The first part seems to be in 7/8 but the B part seems to be in 8/8 apart from the last bar which reverts back to 7/8. On the CD this tune leads into The Tattoo which is I think is in 8/8.
Lots of good tunes on these CDs although The Okarina and Tattoo don’t sound very Celtic .

Re: The Okarina

The 7/8 is what’s called a Rutchenitsa in Bulgarian music.

They can go 3+2+2 like you have there, or the other way 2+2+3.