Leant this tune by ear from a De Dannan Cd called "how the west was won". It’s the first tune on track 2 on cd 2 I think. Anyone know the name of the reel they play after it. Goes something Like
|:~B2BA BAGA|BABc (3BdB Ad|~B2BA BAGB|1 AF~F2 EFDA:|2 AF~F2 EFDe||
fa~a2 fede|~f2ed (3Bcd
Then Miss McClouds in the key of " A" and the the "Chicken reel" with was composed by frankie gavin and alec finn…not the old Chicken reel. Anybody have the cd
This is called the Chicken Reel composed by Martin O Conor and Frankie Gavin after school one day (cd notes) it is followed by Mrs McCloud’s and then Jimmy Kelly’s Reel.
I will put up the CD’s in the recordings shortly. A fantastic album!
The Chicken Reel
The six-part version of this tune played by De Danann on "Song For Ireland" goes more or less as follows (The sheet music gives parts 2 and 3 of the extended tune):
||:A,DFB A2FB|A2FD EDB,D|A,DFB A2FB| 1 AFEF D2C,B,:|| 2 AFEF
||:FA (3A^AA BA (3A^AA|FAAd B2AG|FA (3A^AA BAdB| 1 AFDF E2DE:|| 2 AFDF E2De||
||:fd (3dcd BdAd|fded B2Ad|fded BcdB| 1 AFDF E2de:|| 2 AFDF E2 (3DFA||
||:B3^B BA (3FGA|B3^B BAFA|B3^B BcdB| 1 AFDF E2 (3DFA:|| 2 AFDF e2de||
||:faag fede|fded B2Ad|faag fedB| 1 AFDF E2de:|| 2 AFDF E2D2||
||:g/ 3z f3e|dfed (3Bcd ef|g/ 3z fedB|1 AFDF E2 (3DFA:||2 AFDF E2D2||
Played fast, it’s a belter of a tune, as on De Danann’s "Song For Ireland".
The bars with rests in them in the sixth part could be snazzed up with an extra ornament, something like:
||:g/z/ (3GBg f3e| |g/z/ (3GBg fedB|
-And I got the numbers and letters of the rests the wrong way round in part 6 - they should read z3, not 3z.
And I meant flat A and B where I’ve indicated sharps - what a carry-on…
Re: The Chicken
Here is what I think to be a closer version than De Danann’s :
|:FA~A2 BAAG|FAAd B2AB|FA~A2 BAdB|1 AFdF EFDE:|2 AFdF EFDe||
|:fd~d2 BdAd|fded (3Bcd Ae|fd~d2 BcdB|1AFdF EFDe:|2AFDF EDFA||
|:B2Bc BA^GA|BABc (3BcB Ac|~B3c BA^GB|1 AFdF EDFA:|2 AFdF EFDe||
|:fa~a2 fdde|fded BdAg|fa~a2 fddB|1AFdF EFDe:|2AFdF EFDf||
|:g3e fafe|dfed (3Bcdef|geeg fddB|1AFdF EFDf:|2AFdF EDCB,||
||:A,DFB ADFB|ADFD EDCB,|A,DFB ADFB|1 AGFD EDCB,:|2 AFEF D2BA||