Across The Rooftops reel

By Deirdre Moynihan

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Across The Rooftops has been added to 1 tune set.

Across The Rooftops has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Across The Rooftops
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c3e AB~B2|AEFA BAFA|c2ec AB~B2|1 Aafe cBAB:|2 Aafe ~f3g||
afea ef~f2|fgbf gbeg|afea ef~f2|(3cde fa g3e|
a2ea ef~f2|fgbf gbeg|afge f2ec|(3cde fa g3e||
X: 2
T: Across The Rooftops
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3d GA A2|GDEG AGEG|B2dB GA A2|Bged e3f||
gedg de e2|edBd de e2|gedg de e2|(3Bcd eg a3g|
gedg de e2|edBd ed g2|gedg e2dB|GEDE G3d||
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Seven comments

Across The Rooftops

By Deirdre Moynihan of “Calico”, from their album “Songdogs”. Thanks for the tune Beebs…

It’s Diarmaid Moynihan, I think. I’ve got their first and love it, but not the second one yet. Diarmaid is definitely a great composer.

It’s not - I checked on the album sleeve.

Yeah, she’s a great composer too - credit where it’s due eh?

Thanks for posting Dow - now I never need to learn to read music - I’ll just teach the tunes I love and you can post them for me🙂 Ive only heard this tune written by Deirdre- but if they are all half this good then they must be brilliant - I love this tune!

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Cheers for posting this Dow, it’s when a tune like this gets posted, 12 hours after asking about it, that one can see the shear brilliance of this website! Yeh, its the whole Moynihan family - Deirdre, Donncha and Diarmaid in Calico, but I had no idea of that when I was playing music every week with them in Cork last summer! Deirdre has a great smooth and flowing fiddle style, with plenty of passing notes, rather than leaving long notes or including any staccato, which brings across a beautiful long melodic line. I don’t know, but maybe she gets this from the fact that she is also apparently a very good soprano who sings solo and in a choir I think in Dublin. Whatever, the case, cheers for posting the tune. I’m gonnae dig out my tapes I recorded of those sessions and see if any of the family played any of their own tunes!!

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