The Glen Road To Carrick (reel)
Source: Gay McKeon : "Irish Piping Tradition"
Written in honour of the road through the glens in South West Donegal.
Seems like a mistake in line 5, not sure I’ve seen notation like that before. Can anybody confirm that the way it plays in the mid file is correct?
This is how I play it…
T: Glen Road To Carrick
S: Seamus Glackin, Fiddlesticks CD, Track 6
Z: Tim Cornell
FD~D2 FDGD|FDFG ABAG|FD~D2 FDFG|Ad=cA G2AG|
FD~D2 FDGD|FDFG ABAG|FD~D2 FDFG|Ad=cA G2FG|
Addc AdAG|Addc A2FG|Addc AdAG|AdcA G2FG|
Addc AdAG|Addc A2(3ABc|defd AGFD|AdcA G2eg|
|:fd~d2 fdeg|fdfg abag|fd~d2 fdef|gabg efge:|
fdec dcAG|FDFG A2(3ABc|defd AGFD|Ad=cA G2eg|
fdec dcAG|FDFG A2(3ABc|defd AGFD|Ad=cA G2(3ABc|
dD~D2 AD~D2|dD~D2 A2(3ABc|dD~D2 AD~D2|GE=CE G2(3ABc|
dD~D2 AD~D2|dD~D2 A2(3ABc|defd AGFD|AD=cA G2AG|
Final bar should be Ad=cA G2AG
Also, you can throw in a lot of C naturals throughout to harsh it up a bit…
Glen Road to Carrick
Here’s my version:
T:The Glen Road to Carrick
T:The Road from Glen to Carrick
N:Paddy Glackin/Robbie Hannon mostly, also Aidan O’Donnell/Ciaron O’Maoighnaigh a bit
| AD D/D/D AGFE | AD D/D/D BGBd | AD D/D/D AGFA | GEcE G2 Bd |
| AD D/D/D AGFE | AD D/D/D BGBd | AD D/D/D AGFA | GEcE GcGE ||
| D/D/D dA FdAF | Dd^cd ABAF | D/D/D dA F2AF | GEcE GcGE |
| D/D/D dA FAFE | Dd^cd A2 B^c | d/^c/B c/B/A BGAF | GEcE G2 eg ||
| fd^cd Ad^cd | fdfg abag | fd^cd Ad^cd | e^def gbag |
| fddg fddg | fdfg abag | fd^cd Ad^cd | e^def g2 ge ||
| fde^c dBAG | F/G/A DF A2 Bc | d/^c/B c/B/A BGAF | GEcE G2 eg |
| fde^c dBAG | F/G/A DF A2 Bc | d/^c/B c/B/A BGAF | GEcE GAB^c ||
| dD D/D/D AD D/D/D | Ad^cd ADFD | dD D/D/D AGFA | GEcE GAB^c |
| dD D/D/D AD D/D/D | Ad^cd ADFA | dBcA BGAF | GEcE G2 Bd ||
Glen Road to Carrick
Here it is played by, Paddy, Seamus and Kevin Glackin, first tune
The Glen Road To Carrick, X:5
Tiarnan’s O’Duinnchinn take on this fantastic tune.
Re: The Glen Road To Carrick
I find it very difficult, to play this part on the flute A2Bc|cBBA AGAF, so that it sounds nice…puting grace notes on c natural and b is a difficult thing for me .. how do other flute player handle this part ?