The Flooded Road To Glenties reel

Also known as The Flood On The Road To Glenties.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Flooded Road To Glenties has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Flooded Road To Glenties has been added to 112 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|:A|FB~B2 cfec|cfec BAFE|FB~B2 caaf|gfeg ~f3e|
fafe cfec|~B3A defg|af~f2 fecB|cfec ~B3:|
|:c|dB~B2 aBgB|fB~B2 cBAc|dB~B2 abaf|gfeg ~f3e|
fafe cfec|~B3A defg|af~f2 fecB|cfec ~B3:|
X: 2
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|:Bm A |A E|Bm A|C#m F#m|
F#m A|G D|F#m|A E:|
|:Bm|Bm A|Bm A|C#m F#m|
F#m A|G D|F#m|A E:|
X: 3
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
FB B/A/B Gafe | cfec BAFE | FB B/A/B Ga a/g/a | gfeg f2 fe |
fgfe cfec | B/c/B cB cefg | aff2 egfe |1 cfec B2BA :|2 cfec B2Bc |:
dB B/A/B aBgB | fB B/A/B cBAc | dB B/A/B ABde | gfeg f2 fg |
gffe fgfe | cfec BAFE | FB B/A/B ABce | afec B2Bc :|
X: 4
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
FB BF Bcaf | cfeB cBAB | FB BB Bc af | gfeg ef ff |
fgfe cfec | BF cF cdfg | afff ecef |1 cfec ABBA :|2 cfec ABBc ||
dB BB aBgB | fB BB cBAc | FB BB cAaf | gfeg effg |
fafe cfec | BFBc defg | af.ff ecfe | cfec ABBc :|
X: 5
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|:A|FB B2 cfec|cfec BAFE|FB B2 caaf|gfeg f3e|
fafe cfec|B3A defg|af f2 fecB|cfec B3:|
|:c|dB B2 aBgB|fB B2 cBAc|dB B2 abaf|gfeg f3e|
fafe cfec|B3A defg|af f2 fecB|cfec B3:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E|cF F2 GcBG|GcBG FEcB|cF F2 Geec|dcBd c3B|
cecB GcBG|F3E ABcd|ec c2 cBGF|GcBG F3:|
|:G|AF F2 eFdF|cF F2 GFEG|AF F2 efec|dcBd c3B|
cecB GcBG|F3E ABcd|ec c2 cBGF|GcBG F3:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 7
T: The Flooded Road To Glenties
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:G|EA A2 cedB|cedB AGED|EA A2 egge|fedf e3d|
eged cedB|A3G cdef|ge e2 edcB|cedB A3:|
|:B|cA A2 gAfA|eA A2 BAGB|cA A2 gage|fedf e3d|
eged cedB|A3G cdef|ge e2 edcB|cedB A3:|
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty comments

The Flooded Road To Glenties

Reel written by Jimmy McHugh, posted on behalf of bb as it is one of her favourite tunes. Transcribed from Liz Doherty’s album "Quare Imagination". In practice her long rolls start on the note below, followed by a short roll, but I’ve simplified this for the transcription, so for example e~f2e I’ve written as ~f3e and A~B2A as ~B3A.

Thanks Dow! Lads, this really is a tasty tune, I hope you’se all learn it!

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Ideas for some chords

I worked out some nice chords for this today. I know there are people out there who hate me for talking about chords, but hey, I’m a backer, and they might be useful for someone, so here goes:

|:Bm A |A E|Bm A|C#m F#m|
F#m A|G D|F#m|A E:|
|:Bm|Bm A|Bm A|C#m F#m|
F#m A|G D|F#m|A E:|

Thanks, Dow, for posting this tune! Actually, I posted it a month or so ago under "Gan Aimn" because I didn’t know the name.

I learnt mine from a *very* static-filled tape. That, combined with my lack of skill at learning from Jesse Smith blazing fiddle has made our transcriptions different. Which is good! :)

Jonathan

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Mark, thanks for the chords—the backers I play with love it when I suggest chords for new tunes, and your info here helps.

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Thanks Will. As long as people aren’t getting the impression that I’m a cheeky young upstart telling other people how to play. I’m passionate about harmony and backing, and I only want to help and contribute in a positive way to this website, that’s all. Jonathan, sorry for duplicating. I didn’t thnk to do an advanced search for the abc. If Jeremy deletes this I’ll post the chords in the comments of the other one.

There’re quite a few different versions of this tune. I learnt one version in Paul Bradley’s class at the Willie Clancy Week, then a completely version from Liz Doherty a couple of weeks ago, and this one’s different again - they all make for good variations!

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I don’t think you tell other people how to play, Mark. *snicker*

Imagine me smiling and obsessively ticking your name off on my list.

Zeens √

One of these days I must start taking those pills the doctor gave me for my syndrome :o⌡

Thank you for this
Didnt know McHugh of McHugh’s on "Wintering out" wrote it.
Heard Mairi Campbell and Derek Hoy play it in the Castle arms, Edinburgh few yrs ago

I noticed quite a difference between the version I learned of this, from the Victoria Bar session (Christina Smith), and the version Benny McHugh (Jimmy’s son) plays. I quite like the low G# followed by the high A in his version

X:1
T:The Flooded Road to Glenties
R:reel
C:Jimmy McHugh
S:Benny McHugh, Sharkey’s Bar Glasgow
Z:robin.beech@mcgill.ca
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Bdor
FB B/A/B Gafe | cfec BAFE | FB B/A/B Ga a/g/a | gfeg f2 fe |
fgfe cfec | B/c/B cB cefg | aff2 egfe |1 cfec B2BA :|2 cfec B2Bc |:
dB B/A/B aBgB | fB B/A/B cBAc | dB B/A/B ABde | gfeg f2 fg |
gffe fgfe | cfec BAFE | FB B/A/B ABce | afec B2Bc :|

The Flooded Road To Glenties

Is this an Irish tune then? id guess so like…Jimmy McHugh is an Irish soundin name! Could I play it in the Fleadh like?

The Flooded Road To Glenties

Here is the version Dave Cory plays on banjo on Track 7 from "Isn’t Anyone Going To Stop Them?" by Magic Square

X:1
T:The Flooded Road to Glenties
R:reel
C:Jimmy McHugh
S:Dave Cory, Magic Square
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Bdor
FB BF Bcaf | cfeB cBAB | FB BB Bc af | gfeg ef ff |
fgfe cfec | BF cF cdfg | afff ecef |1 cfec ABBA :|2 cfec ABBc ||
dB BB aBgB | fB BB cBAc | FB BB cAaf | gfeg effg |
fafe cfec | BFBc defg | af.ff ecfe | cfec ABBc :|

This is a HUGE tune.

:-D

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It’s a "McHuge" tune :)

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Sigh…

I hope you can hear the groaning from south of the border Kenny!

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Re: The Flooded Road To Glenties

The tune certainly reminds me a bit of Sweeny’s Buttermilk.