The Beehive reel

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Beehive has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Beehive has been added to 102 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:DGGF G3A|B2dB cBAB|DGBd cBAB|G/F/GAG GFDC|
DGGF G3A|B2dB cBAB|G/F/GFG DEFD|1 G,A,CD A,G,G,D:|2 G,A,CD A,G,~G,2||
c2dc BGA/B/c|dggf d2ga|b/a/gaf gfdc|dggf d2ga|
b/a/gaf gfdc|d3e fefg|a3g fdcA|GAcd AGG/F/G:|
X: 2
T: The Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
||:B2 ^f2 b a2 e-|e^f AB ^cd ef |B^f bf ^c'f d'c'-|^c'd' b^c' d' ^f'2 B- |
B2 ^f2 b a2 e-|e^f AB ^cd ef |b^f d' ^c'2 d' bd' |^c'd' bd' c'b a^f :||
||:dd BA B2 ge-|ee ed ^cd e^f |dd BA B2 ge-|ed e^f a4 |
dd BA B2 ge-|ee ed ^cd ea |^ff ed e2 dB-|BB AB d B3 :||
X: 3
T: The Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
| Beed B2 ef | g2 bg ag fg | Begb agfg | e2 feed BA |
Beed B2 ef | g2 bg ag fg | eeed Bcde | EFAB FEED :|
|: AAAA FE F/2G/2A | Beed B2 ef | feed edBA | Beed B2 ef |
feed edBA | BBBc dcde | fffe dBAF | EFAB FEED :|

Ten comments

Flook-Rubai?

This is posted as being the tune "The Beehive" from Rubai by Flook but looking at it I’m really sure that it isn’t!! Not sure about Nollaig though, haven’t heard that yet……

I agree

It’s not the one on Rubai that’s for sure!Same the Sligo Reel on here says it’s the one on Flatfish but it’s not either!!

The Beehive

I agree as well. Try this:

X: 1
T: Beehive
Q: 1/4=200
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Reel
K: Bm
||:B2 ^f2 b a2 e-|e^f AB ^cd ef |B^f bf ^c’f d’c’-|^c’d’ b^c’ d’ ^f’2 B- |
B2 ^f2 b a2 e-|e^f AB ^cd ef |b^f d’ ^c’2 d’ bd’ |^c’d’ bd’ c’b a^f :||
||:dd BA B2 ge-|ee ed ^cd e^f |dd BA B2 ge-|ed e^f a4 |
dd BA B2 ge-|ee ed ^cd ea |^ff ed e2 dB-|BB AB d B3 :||

I’ll submit formally as well.

Cheers

The tune "The Beehive" on "Rubai" is by Sarah Allen of Flook. The (first) tune here is by Nollaig Casey. I’d say it was in G minor, rather than D minor (though with an F Natural, as you’d expect with an Irish tune).

Sean Smyth plays this beautifully on track 2 of the Lá Nua album by Lunasa entitled "The Raven’s Rock"

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Gdorian?

Gdorian?

The Beehive/High Reel

The Beehive? Great tune. It’s listed as "High Reel" on Joe Burke, Michael Cooney and Terry Corcoran’s album, "Happy to Meet & Sorry to Part." They play "Geoghegan’s" after it. I have seen "The Beehive" listed as
"High Reel" somewhere else, too. Anyone else know? (The popularity of the other "High Reel" makes any search very difficult!!)

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Not so…

"The Beehive" reel which is occasionally known as "The High Reel / Other High Reel / Galway High Reel" is this one, not the tune posted above :
https://thesession.org/tunes/1584

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The Beehive, X:3

(D) Whistle friendly version of the tune. Learnt it off Lúnasa’s album (The Raven’s Rock / Lá Nua). Apologies for any possible mistakes, this is how I remember it.