Hey—it was requested
I know this is a Riverdance tune, but someone requested it, and I thought it would be fun to spend the afternoon trying to transcribe a reel played at breakneck speed from a CD. I think I got all the right notes, but if I didn’t, I’m sure Michael Flatley will shoot me a quick e-mail to let me know. To all my friends at the Celtic Arts Center Seisiun, I expect to hear somebody start this one up this Monday night ;-).
Not many people know this
but like the Riverdance set, and the Woman of Ireland set, this one has different names too. It begins with the Córoná Air, (meaning crown in Gaelic and the radioactive sloar flares protruding from the sun), followed by this piece, the Chronos Reel, and ends with Reel Around the Sun (where the dancers form a ‘V’).
Reel Around the Sun
I’m pretty sure the title of this is actually correct…
The Corona Air is the tune played on the Low Whistle at the very beginning, the song then moves into the Chronos Reel, when the dancers first begin dancing as a troupe. This piece, Reel Around the Sun, is the "Flatley piece," when the lead male comes out and dances his first solo, and then leads the troupe out from the stage left corner to form a V. The piece then ends again in the Corona Air as the dancers walk off the stage. Just correcting IDintern’s above post.
Not completely right notes
Hey, I’ve looked at this piece, because I’d love to learn it, so I took your version and improved it. I’ve got a nice little piece of software over here called "Transcribe!", and this program is the best thing ever invented when it comes to fast music. You can slow the music down without changing pitch using this program, and I’ve got to say, transcribing this piece is quite easy at 50% speed :)
What about the rest of the set?
(I think ceolachan and co. might have been having a slow day when this first appeared!)
I was out of the country. :-D
C: ~ :-/
Riverdance! :-P Thank the powers that be for cloud bursts… But, even the shight deserves a name for the one responsible… :-D
Reel Around The Sun
I noticed a few of this piece on this website, as I was looking around for a midi file online, and I noticed that there were some inconsistencies with what I had thought I heard. I mean no harm with this upload, just love this reel dearly and hope that this can help.
Hi, Thomas! On this site, alternate settings of the same tune are included on the same page. Just so you know! :)
Just in case anyone in the future wonders, my comment and Thomas’s setting were originally a separate listing.
Thanks for combining these!
I added the Chronos Reel :)