Reel to Follow Tamlin
This reel is very effective when played immediately after Tamlin (aka Howling Wind). Unfortunately, I don’t know the actual title - can anyone help?
I like this tune quite a bit, never heard it before. I always like flat key tunes they have that dark moody feeling that cooks.
This tune reminds a little bit of "The Maids Of Mitchelstown". But that might just be because of the key signature.
The opening phrase sounds a *bit* like the start of Maids of Mitchelstown. After that, the two tunes veer off in seperate directions, though.
Variation, or a new tune
Brad and JeffK,
Back in August, before The Big Gloom, JeffK posted a cool little melody in Dm under Gan Ainm (reel), but the second half left me wanting more. So I noodled around with it and came up with a new B Part. Maybe it’s a new tune altogether, maybe it’s just a variation on the theme, in the tradition of traditional players tinkering with the aural, somewhat flexible nature of the music….
I play each half once (ABAB) rather than twice through (AABB), and I like it either as a slow reel, or up tempo.
Still in Dm
Last two measures of the first half would go:
|AFGE FEDC|A,CDE D3 A|
and the "new" B Part is:
|ABcB AF (3DEF|ECCD EFGB|Adce dcAF|GFEG FDDA|
|ABcB Adfa|gecd efge|fdec dcAF|GECE D3 A|
I experimented a bit with the tune and moved it to other modes and I finish up with this version, played as an "An Dro"
T: Gan Ainm
eAAB c2 BA |BGGA Bcdf |eAAB c2 BA |BedB cA A2 |
eAAB c2 BA |BGGA Bcdf |eAAB c2 BA |BedB A4 :|
|: efgf e2 dc |BGGA Bcdf |efgf e2 dc |BedB A4 |
efgf e2 dc |BGGA Bcdf |ecdB cBAG |EDEA cBAG :|
All I can say is that it sounds to me like a version of The Laurel Tree: https://thesession.org/tunes/883
A melancholy version of it (1st part) or even a sadly hapless version (second part)!
A very good tune for helping me find my way around my C/C# box. It runs very smoothly and I have no problems fitting in meaningful bass harmony. Thanks JeffK for submitting it. Where did you get it from?
Re: Gan Ainm
I’ve been looking for the Skipper’s Alley called Connor Tully’s and I think this is probably the same tune. I also found it on folk tune finder as Gan Ainm:
Anyone else know more about this tune? Was it written by Connor Tully? Did he not have a name for it?