Pauline’s Place reel

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Pauline’s Place has been added to 7 tune sets.

Pauline's Place has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Pauline's Place
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|:BD (3DDD B,DGB|AGBG AGEG|BE (3EEE CEGe|dBGB A2 GA|
BD (3DDD B,DGB|AGBG AGEG|Be (3eee dBGB|ADFA G3A:|
Bd (3ddd BdGB|dGBd gdBG|ceed e3f|gefd edBA|
Bd (3ddd BdGB|dGBd gdBG|ce (3eee dBGB|ADFA G3A:|
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2
X: 2
T: Pauline's Place
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A|BD~D2 B,DGB|AGBG AGEG|cE~E2 GAce|dBGB AGEG|
BD~D2 B,DGB|AGBG AGEG|cege dB~B2|cAFA G3:|
|:A|Bddc BG~G2|BGBd gdBd|ceed e3f|(3gfe fd edBA|
Bddc BG~G2|BGBd gdBd|cege dB~B2|cAFA G3:|
3
X: 3
T: Pauline's Place
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BD~D2 DGBG|AcBG AGEG|cE~E2 Eage|dBGB ABGA|
BD~D2 DGBG|AcBG AGEG|cage dBGB|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA GBcA||
|:Bd~d2 dBGB|DGBd gdBd|ce~e2 efaf|g2fg ed^cd|
BGB=c dBGB|DGBd gdBd|cage dBGB|1 AGFA GBcA:|2 AGFA GBdc||
4
X: 4
T: Pauline's Place
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|:BD D2 BDGB|AGBG AGEG|cE E2 GAce|dBGB AGEG|
BD D2 BDGB|AGBG AGEG|cege dB B2|cAFA G3A:|
Bddc BG G2|BGBd gdBd|ceed e3f|(gfe) fd edBA|
Bddc BG G2|BGBd gdBd|cege dB B2|cAFA G3A:|
|:BD D2 BDGB|D2 BD D2 BD|AD D2 ADFA|d2 ^cd cAFA|
BD D2 BDGB|D2 BD D2 BD|AD D2 d2 ^cd|cAFA G3:|
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Twenty comments

I learned this from a box player who says he’s heard it commonly played after the Baltimore Salute (aka Josie McDermott’s, at least around here). No one I’ve played it for knows it. Anyone recognize this? Or even perhaps have a name?

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I meant to mention, If this is already posted I apologize, I tried to do a search by abc fragment to make sure it wasn’t but I could have missed it.

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Pauline’s Place

Picked this up at my local session. It’s a composition by P.J. King.

Who is PJ King and where is he from?
It seems different enough to be a really interesting tune and still has that true trad feel. Hey Dow why don’t you record this one for the Craic online. That Concertina of yours can’t still be in being fixed.

Button box player from Ennis.
I haven’t got it fixed yet. I already have half my track laid down so I’ve already decided my tunes, and this isn’t one of them…

BTW why did you assume male? How did you know P.J. wasn’t a she?

P J King is a fine box player from Ennis who used to play in Cruises with Kevin Crawford back in the early nineties. He also featured on a CD with Kevin released around that time but I can’t remember the title - it would have been shortly before Kevin’s “D” Flute album.

Dow, I have yet to meet a PJ in Ireland that was a female. Come to think of it all the Double capital abbreviations for first names seem to be for males only. When there were too many Peters in the family one would become known as PJ (Peter-James/John). There are other abbreviations like this but PJ is the commonest I think.
Thanks folks for the info on the composer.

PJ appears in “Sanctuary Sessions,” recorded live in Cruises: he plays with Siobhan Peoples. Mighty duet!

The Kevin Crawford and PJ King album is called ‘Raise the Rafters’. Nice album. I love P.J’s playing, he is also in a band called ‘Damp in the Attic’ and they are brilliant. They’ve an album called ‘I was flying it’….great stuff.

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I realised when playing this last night that everyone except me was playing a low B in the 1st bar: |BD~D2 B,DGB|…

It’s Pauline’s Place by PJ King. Sorry, I posted this again recently, not realising it was already here.

Pauline’s place

Yay! finally, a name! I’m quite impressed, I sent this out into the ether ages ago and it worked, somebody found it and gave it a name. Good stuff happens around here. 🙂 Thanks dow. BTW, i looked at the version you posted and noticed that it truncates the notes below D - which way do you think it was written? My guess would be the original went low like I learned it but since I know so little about the tune that’s just a wild guess.

Should this tune be deleted and posted as a variation of the other?

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Pauline’s Place

A lovely version of this tune, labeled Gan Ainm, is on Kate MacNamara’s CD, “Are You the Concertina Player?” (Track 1, 2nd tune)

Version

By Declan Folan in “A Sound Skin” :

|:BD~D2 DGBG|AcBG AGEG|cE~E2 Eage|dBGB ABGA|BD~D2 DGBG|AcBG AGEG|cage dBGB|1AGFA GBdc:|2AGFA GBcA||
|:Bd~d2 dBGB|DGBd gdBd|ce~e2 efaf|g2fg ed^cd|BGB=c dBGB|DGBd gdBd|cage dBGB|1AGFA GBcA:|2AGFA GBdc||

Re: Pauline’s Place

No - the title accompanying the video clip is ambiguous. “Pauline’s Place” was composed by accordion player P.J. King, as “Dr. Dow” states above. There are 3 reels in the clip. The first is “Pauline’s Place”, which is followed by 2 reels, both of which, as far as I know, were composed by Martin Wynne. It would have been more accurate to make the title “Pauline’s Place” followed by 2 of Martin Wynne’s reels.

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