Caoilte Mountains reel

Also known as The Caoilte Mountains, The Cuilcagh Mountains.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Caoilte Mountains has been added to 2 tune sets.

Caoilte Mountains has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Caoilte Mountains
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|AAeA GEDE|GABd efga|bagb aged|BBBA GABG|
AAeA GEDE|GABd efga|bagb aged|BAGB A2G2|
aaba gede|g3 a gede|gaba gedB|AABG EA A2|
aaba gede|degb aaga|bggg agba|ggga gedB|
X: 2
T: Caoilte Mountains
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A2 eA GEDE|G2 Bd efgb|bagb aged|BcBA GABG|
A2 eA GEDE|G2 Bd efgb|bagb aged|BcBG A2A2||
|:a2 ba gede|fgga gede|g2 ba gedB|AcBG EA A2|
a2 ba gedB|(3def gb a3b|(3c'ba gb agba|fgga gedB||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Caoilte Mountains
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:G2 dG FDCD|F2 Ac defa|agfa gfdc|ABAG FGAF|
G2 dG FDCD|F2 Ac defa|agfa gfdc|ABAF G2G2:|
|:g2 ag fdcd|effg fdcd|f2 ag fdcA|GBAF DG G2|
g2 ag fdcA|(3cde fa g3a|(3bag fa gfag|effg fdcA:|
X: 4
T: Caoilte Mountains
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
||G2 dG FDCD|FGAc defg|agfa gfdc|A3G FGAF|
G2 dG FDCD|FGAc defg|agfa gfdc|AGFA G2G2||
||g2 ag fdcd|f3g fdcd|fgag fdcA|G2AF DG G2|
g2 ag fdcA|cd fa g2fg|af ff gfag|fffg fdcA||

Seven comments

Caolite Mountains

From Mary MacNamaras’ "Trad music from East Clare" refering to an area of County Cavan, collected by P J Hayes from Conor Tully.
As usual, transposed from F# on the cd.

Spelling?

Caoilte ?

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CORRECTION: Key=A, not G

to whom this may concern:

G major ? I thinknot: A ‘dorian’ rather,
A at anyrate,
(a single # here reminds one that it’s not all Major and minor in the world of (Irish) trad, not about what is written (which abides by alien classical rules) at all but about what one hears (which indeed is hard to define at times in some of the airs and tunes) and we should be in no doubt here:
I hear it say, clear and sweet!
(most probably in the dorian mode too though the complete lack of C in the melody could also point to the mixolydian mode).
and…er…
by the way, the only # could easily be done away with too here: F is only used in passing in this reel which gives it a nice anhemitonic pentatonic flavour , ¿no?
¡que aproveche!
(thanks for sharing this great tune!)

Martin Hayes

X: 1
T: Caoilte Mountains
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:A2 eA GEDE|G2 Bd efgb|bagb aged|BcBA GABG|
A2 eA GEDE|G2 Bd efgb|bagb aged|BcBG A2A2||
|:a2 ba gede|fgga gede|g2 ba gedB|AcBG EA A2|
a2 ba gedB|(3def gb a3b|(3c ‘ba gb agba|fgga gedB||

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Martin Hayes - Gdor

He plays it on "Martin Hayes" in Gdor, not Ador (nor is it Gmaj)

X:1
T:Caoilte Mountains
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Gdor
|:G2 dG FDCD|F2 Ac defa|agfa gfdc|ABAG FGAF|
G2 dG FDCD|F2 Ac defa|agfa gfdc|ABAF G2G2:|
|:g2 ag fdcd|effg fdcd|f2 ag fdcA|GBAF DG G2|
g2 ag fdcA|(3cde fa g3a|(3bag fa gfag|effg fdcA:|

Also to be found as "Tony Smith’s" on the live CD "Maiden Voyage", played by Andrew MacNamara, Paraic Mac Donnchadha & Pat Marsh

Caoilte Mountains, X:4

A transcription (in G dorian) of the Mary MacNamara version.