This tune I learned from a recording of the outstanding fiddler Maeve Donnelly. The first part of the tune is in E Mixolydian and the second part is in E Major (with the D#s) - unfortunately, I had to list the key as "A Major" because there was no choice for E Mixolydian in the submission form, and I have no clue as how to write a natural sign in ABC notation! Maeve plays this as the last tune in a medley of three tunes, which I will post soon. The first tune in the set is "The New Road," followed by "The Yellow Tinker" and then "Delia Crowley’s."
Lynn - are there any repeats in this tune? Eigth bar - sixteenth? It looks and sounds great. - Is this originally from Scotland?
Lynnsey, a natural sign is designated by an "equals sign" (=) before the note. So a B natural note would be =B.
Thanks for the ABC help - I’ll remember that for future posting!
As to the question of repeats, I believe that this is a single reel - at least, that’s the way Maeve Donnelly plays it on her recording. I wrote it down how she plays it, so no repeats.
I’m not sure as to the origin of the tune. It could very well be Scottish - it sort of sounds that way, doesn’t it? Maybe others have more info about this tune than I do…
The Laurel Groves?
What a great tune! I’ve just found these on the net. Pretty sure it’s the same tune, just a different setting:
T: The Laurel Groves
S: John Kelly (Clare)
B2AG FDDE|FDAD BDAD|B2AG FDDF|ED=CD EFGE:|
d3f a3f|g2fg eBB2|d3f a3f|g2fg egfe|
d3f a3f|g2fg eBB2|B3A Bcde|f2eg fdd2||
T: Scully Casey’s
S: Seamus Connolly
B2AG FDDE|(3FGA DF ADFA|B2AG FDDE|1 E=CC2 EFGA:|2 E2ED EFGA||
dcde f2ed|gefd eBBA|Addc defd|(3gag fg efge|
dcde f2ed|gefd edBe|(3dcB cA Bcde|f2af fedA||
If they are the same tune I think I prefer Maeve Donnelly’s key and setting.