The Absent Fiddler reel

The Absent Fiddler has been added to 1 tune set.

The Absent Fiddler has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Absent Fiddler
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|Adfd a2fd|Affe fedc|Beed efga|bgaf gfed|
Adfd a2fd|Affe fedc|Beed efge|afge d2z:|
|:a|b2bg dgbg|a2af dfaf|g2ge cdec|dcde fdfa|
b2bg dgbg|afef d2df|ggge cdeg|fgec d2z:|

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Hi. Peter - didn’t you play this at the Flute/whistle recital at Willie Week a couple of years back? You had another reel coupled with it , I think called “Gerry O’Donnell’s”. Great whistle tunes the pair of them. If you find the time, sometime……………

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The Absent Fiddler

Hi Kenny - you have a good memory. I played this and the Tabby Reel before it at that recital. The Tabby Reel was composed by Gerry O’Donnell and I have it in my tunebook.

I composed The Absent Fiddler and it is dedicated to Paul McNevin who was frequently “Absent” from a gig we shared in Dublin. The plus side was meeting and playing with musicians like Attracta Brady and Peter Browne in his absence.

The Absent Fiddler

It was recorded by the group Speranza on their CD.


Would you swing the eighths on this one?