Bulgarian Red reel

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Gesto (a few times), Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel (a few times), The Reel Of Rio (a few times) and Rob Roy (a few times).

Bulgarian Red has been added to 6 tune sets.

Bulgarian Red has been added to 206 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Bulgarian Red
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
Addc d2 dB|c2 cA BGGB|Addc d2 de|f2 fa geef|Addc d2 dB|
c2 cA BGGA|B2 BG c2 ce|1f2 fa geef:|2f2 fa geef|]
dA (3AAA fAeA|dA (3AAA dece|dA (3AAA fAeA|f2 fa geef|dA (3AAA fAeA|
dA (3AAA decA|B2 BG c2 ce|1f2 fa geef:|2f2 fa geef|]
X: 2
T: Bulgarian Red
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|: Add^c (3dcd dB | c2 cA _BGGB | Add^c d2 de | (3fga ge fde^c |
Ad-d^c d3 B | c2 cA _BG (3GGG | Ad (3_BAG c2 ce| f2 (3fga gefe :|
|: dA (3AAA fA (3AAA | dAfA ge^ce | dA (3AAA fAFA | (3fga ge (3fga e^c |
dA (3AAA fAFA | dA (3AAA de(3^cBA | _B2 BG c2 ce | f2 fa ge (3eee :|

Eight comments

Bulgarian Red

Composed by Charlie McKerron.

It’s been recorded by Capercaillie on their Live in Concert album as part of the Rob Roy Reels set:
a. The Road to Rio b. Bulgarian Red c. Shetland Reel d. The Gesto Reel e. Kiss The Maid Behind the Barrel f. The Rob Roy Reel

It’s in Ddor, but that doesn’t matter…

cheers for posting this drizzt, I’ve been meaning to learn it to practice all the akward notes it presents to pipers :-s but haven’t had a recording or dots.

After the Irish Spring Tour in Germany with Méabh O’ Hare and Conor Byrne I bought their Cd BAVAN, where you can listen to an excellent playing of this tune. I did it a million (?) times. Great stuff!

Fourth bar

I play the fourth bar (and all identical bars) as |f2fe geec|.
The tune is popular in the Borders at the moment.

“Bulgarian Red” ~ oaked! ~ having a bit of fun… 😉

K: D Dorian
|: Add^c (3dcd dB | c2 cA _BGGB | Add^c d2 de | (3fga ge fde^c |
Ad-d^c d3 B | c2 cA _BG (3GGG | Ad (3_BAG c2 ce| f2 (3fga gefe :|
|: dA (3AAA fA (3AAA | dAfA ge^ce | dA (3AAA fAFA | (3fga ge (3fga e^c |
dA (3AAA fAFA | dA (3AAA de(3^cBA | _B2 BG c2 ce | f2 fa ge (3eee :|

Though my tendency here was to play it as a single reel without the repeats…

First heard on Zama zama and now I’m addicted to it!