Launching The Boat reel

Also known as Launching Of The Boat, The Launching Of The Boat, The Launching Of The Boat, The Launching The Boat, Seoladh An Bháid.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Drag Her Round The Road (a few times), Bog An Lochan (a few times), The Milliner’s Daughter (a few times) and The Piper’s Despair (a few times).

Launching The Boat has been added to 6 tune sets.

Launching The Boat has been added to 124 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Launching The Boat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2fd AGFA|B~E3 BAFA|d2fd AGFD|~E3F GABc|
d2fd AGFA|B~E3 BAFG|A2FA DAFD|1EDCE FDDA:|2EDCE FDde|
|:f~d3 fdgd|fAde fagf|eggf ~g3f|efga bgag|
|f~d3 edBc|defd AGFG|A2FA DAFD|1EDCE FDde:|2EDCE FDDA||
# Added by JD .
X: 2
T: Launching The Boat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:defd AGFA|BE~E2 BAFA|defd AGFD|EDEF GABc|
defd AGFA|BE~E2 BAFG|A2FA DAFA|1 EDCD EDDA:|2 EDCD EDDe||
|:fd~d2 fage|fd~d2 afgf|efgf ~g3f|efga bgag|
fd~d2 edBc|defd AGFG|A2FA DAFA|1EDCD EDDe:|2 EDCD EDDA||
X: 3
T: Launching The Boat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
defd AGFA|BE~E2 BAFA|defd AGFA|~E2EF GABc|
defd AGFA|BE~E2 BAFG|~A2FA DAFA|EDcd edd2:|
fd~d2 fdgd|fd~d2 eaag|eggf ~g2gf|efga bgag|
fd~d2 edBc|defd BAFG|~A2FA DAFA|EDcd edd2:|

Four comments

The origin

This tune is from the great donegal fiddler Francie Byrne.

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Launching the Boat

Setting #2 comes from the flute and fiddle duet playing of P.J. Crotty and James Cullinan. It’s not very different from other settings except in the first two bars of the second part.

Here’s yet another interpretation of the tune by Dermy and Tara Diamond: http://source.pipers.ie/Media.aspx?mediaId=23570