Cap And Bells reel

Also known as Amuigh Ar An MBothar, Cap And Bell, The Cap And Bell, The Cap And The Bell, Out On The Road.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Cap And Bells has been added to 5 tune sets.

Cap And Bells has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Cap And Bells
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d~F3 A2FA|dfec dAFA|B~G3 GBde|f2(3def edBc|
d~F3 A2FA|dfec dcBA|~G3A Bdeg|1fdec Addc:|2fdec Adde||
f~a3 afdf|bagf gfed|Be~e2 gfed|Beba- agfe|
f~a3 fade|f2ec dcBA|~G3A Bdeg|1fdec Adde:|2fdec Addc||
X: 2
T: Cap And Bells
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe | dF (3FFF fdec | dfec dAFA | Be (3eee BeGe |
gefd ecAc | dF (3FFF fdec | dcAF GFGE |
DAde fdeg | fdec Add2 :: e| faa^g afdf |
bfaf gfed | Be (3eee gfed | Bebg afge |
fa (3aaa fdde | fdec dcAF | GFGB efge | fdec Add2 :|
X: 3
T: Cap And Bells
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dF~F2 ADFA|dfef dAFA|BG~G2 Bcde|~f3e dcBc|
dF~F2 ADFA|dfef dcBA|~G3A (3Bcd eg|1fdec Adfe:|2fdec Addg||
|:fa~a2 afdf|bagf gfed|(3Bcd ef gfed|Beba agfe|
fa~a2 fade|fdef dcBA|~G3A (3Bcd eg|1fdec Addg:|2fdec Adfe||
X: 4
T: Cap And Bells
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dF (3FFF fdec|dfec dAFA|Be (3eee BeGB|gefd ecAc|
dF (3FFF fdec|dcAF ~G3E|FAde fdeg|1 fdec Addc:|2 fdec Adde||
|:fa~a2 afdf|bfaf gfed|Be (3eee gfed|cebg afge|
fa~a2 fdde|fdec dcAF|~G3B efge|1 fdec Adde:|2 fdec Addc||

Fourteen comments

The Cap And Bell (reel)

Composer: Josephine Keegan
Source: Harrington, Gerry Eoghan O’Sullivan,Paul de Grae - The Smoky Chimney
Transcription: gmp
Notes: Don’t call me Gian

Cap and Bells

"Cap and Bells" is the original title written by Josephine Keegan. Ths is from her tunebook "The Keegan Tunes" published 2002.

Aka. Out on the Road

Good tune, GIAN!!! I was just thinking about requesting it. It’s also on Kevin Crawford’s "In Good Company" and Dervish’s "Midsummer’s Night."

Cap and Bells

It’s always interesting to see how tunes change as they pass around from player to player. Just for the sake of comparison here’s how Josephine Keegan wrote this tune originally:

T:Cap and Bells
M:4/4
L:1/8
C:Josephine Keegan
S:The Keegan Tunes
R:reel
K:D
fe | dF (3FFF fdec | dfec dAFA | Be (3eee BeGe |
gefd ecAc | dF (3FFF fdec | dcAF GFGE |
DAde fdeg | fdec Add2 :: e| faa^g afdf |
bfaf gfed | Be (3eee gfed | Bebg afge |
fa (3aaa fdde | fdec dcAF | GFGB efge | fdec Add2 :|

How zen, I just learned this tune last week, it must be flying around in the ether. After it I play the Lomanach Cross ~G3A B2BA|GBdB c2 … which was a set of Conor Tully’s I believe.

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Another Cap & Bell recording

I’ve just gotten "Sets in the City" by Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen and Richard Mandel as Tipsy House, and there’s a very nice
version on there. The rest of the cd is great fun, too.

Thanks, Steve, we got that from the famous Gort session tape where it showed up with The Maid on the Green. We added the third tune, but the Smoky Chimny boys added a different third tune at the end. I’m thinking the first two must be one of those standard pairings of tunes.

X: 1
T: The Cap And Bell
S: Dervish - Midsummer’s Night (as "Out On The Road")
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
dF~F2 ADFA|dfef dAFA|BG~G2 Bcde|~f3e dcBc|
dF~F2 ADFA|dfef dcBA|~G3A (3Bcd eg|1fdec Adfe:|2fdec Addg||
|:fa~a2 afdf|bagf gfed|(3Bcd ef gfed|Beba agfe|
fa~a2 fade|fdef dcBA|~G3A (3Bcd eg|1fdec Addg:|2fdec Adfe||

Cap And Bells, X:4

The original version

Re: Cap And Bells

Original? From Keegan herself? Transcribed from somewhere? I trust you Dow, I’m just curious.

Re: Cap And Bells

Why does Dervish call it Out on the Road? Anybody know?? Thanks