The Newfoundland reel

Also known as The Newfoundland.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Newfoundland has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Newfoundland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BcdA B2AF|D2FD ADFD|BE~E2 BcdA|1(3Bcd eg fddc:|2(3Bcd eg fd~d2||
defg afed|cdef gfec|defg afed|~g2eg fd~d2|
defg afed|cdef g2fg|gefd eggf|afeg fddc||
# Added by jdave .
X: 2
T: The Newfoundland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BcdA B2 dA|D2 F/E/D ADFA|B~E3 BdcA|B/c/d eg fddA|
BcdA B/B/B dA|D/D/D FD ADFA|B~E3 BdcA|B/c/d eg fddc||
defg afed|cdef gece|defg afde|faeg fddc|
defg afed|cdef g/f/g fg|a/g/f ge fdef|afeg fdec||
# Added .

Three comments

The Newfoundland Reel

Transcribed from the playing on Altan’s Blackwater cd. The liner notes say this tune is associated with Glenties (Co. Donegal) fiddler Vincent Campbell

X: 1
T: Newfoundland Reel, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Blackwater, Altan
K: D
BcdA B2 dA|D2 F/E/D ADFA|B~E3 BdcA|B/c/d eg fddA|
BcdA B/B/B dA|D/D/D FD ADFA|B~E3 BdcA|B/c/d eg fddc||
defg afed|cdef gece|defg afde|faeg fddc|
defg afed|cdef g/f/g fg|a/g/f ge fdef|afeg fdec||

Posted .

anyone have any more info on this tune, like its origins?

I like the first part in Emin, I’m not sure I like the modulation into D Maj at the turn.