The Old Copperplate reel

Also known as The Copper Plate, The Copperplates, Leitrim, The Old Copper Plate.

There are 60 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The New Copperplate (lots of times), Ah Surely (a few times), Dennis Liddy’s (a few times), The Five Mile Chase (a few times) and The Golden Keyboard (a few times).

The Old Copperplate has been added to 34 tune sets.

The Old Copperplate has been added to 772 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Old Copperplate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 EA cAAe|aged cAFA|G2 DG BGBd|gedc BAGB|
A2 EA cAAe| aged cAGB|ABcd efge|aged cA A2 :|
ageg a2 eg|aged cA A2| gfef g2 ef|gfge dBGB|
ageg a2 eg|aged cAGB|ABcd efge|aged cA A2 :|
X: 2
T: The Old Copperplate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 EA cA A2|aged cA A2|G2 DG BG G2|gedc BG G2|
A2 EA cA A2| aged cA A2|ABcd ef (3gfe|aged cA A2 :|
ageg a3b|aged cA A2| gfef g3a|gedc BG G2|
ageg a2 eg|aged cA A2|ABcd ef (3gfe|aged cA A2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Old Copperplate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2eA cAeA|aged cAFA|G2dG BGdG|gedc BAGB|
A2eA cAeA|aged cAGB|ABcd edeg|aged cAA2:|
|:ageg a2eg|aged cAAe|gfef g2ef|gfaf gedg|
ageg a2eg|aged cAG2|ABcd edeg|aged cAA2:|
X: 4
T: The Old Copperplate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2 BE GE E2|edBA GE E2|D2 AD FD D2|dBAG FD D2|
E2 BE GE E2| edBA GE E2|EFGA BA (3Bcd|edBA GE E2 :||
|:edBd e3f|edBA GE E2| dcBc d3e|dBAG FD D2|
edBd e2 Bd|edBA GE E2|EFGA BA (3Bcd|edBA GE E2 :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Old Copperplate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 EA cAAe|aged cAFA|G2 DG BGBd|gedc BAGB|
A2 EA cAAe| aged cAGB|ABcd efge|aged cA A2 :|
ageg a2 eg|aged cA A2| gfef g2 ef|gfge dBGB|
ageg a2 eg|aged cAGB|ABcd efge|aged cA A2 :|

Eight comments

We were taught this in a Hibernian Centre workshop the other day, usefully so, because I know the tune only from sessions. The version posted by Brad is virtually identical to that which we were taught.

I forgot to add that we followed this tune on from "Jenny’s Wedding".

Truth Revealed

I’d like to cancel my previous post.
I was missleaded by the titles of the tunes New/Old Copperplate, and now i know that the tune posted here is The New Copperplate, and I was searching for "The Old.." which is called "The New C.." at thesession.org :)

Posted by .

From the playing of John Whelan on ‘Celtic Roots’-

X: 1
T: The Old Copperplate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2eA cAeA|aged cAFA|G2dG BGdG|gedc BAGB|
A2eA cAeA|aged cAGB|ABcd edeg|aged cAA2:|
|:ageg a2eg|aged cAAe|gfef g2ef|gfaf gedg|
ageg a2eg|aged cAGB|ABcd edeg|aged cAA2:|

Different metal, different vessel, same tune?

I’ve always know this as ‘The Pewter Teapot’ and find it runs nicely into ‘The Salamanca reel’ .

Posted by .

Re: The Old Copperplate

I realize I may be exposing my ignorance, but here goes. In the second measure of X:1 (aged cAFA), there is an F# which jangles in my ear. It seems to be crying out for an E instead. Yet it is the same in the first three versions of this tune (X:4 cleverly finesses the issue). Is this a feature of the Dorian mode that I need to train my ear to accept? Is the E just wrong?