Glencolmcille reel

Also known as American, The Fantastic, The Glencolmcille, Glencolmkille, Glencolumbkille, Glencolumkill, Glencolumkille.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Mountain Top (a few times).

Glencolmcille has been added to 3 tune sets.

Glencolmcille has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Glencolmcille
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DB, ||: A,B,DF AFEF | Adcd BAFA | (3Bcd ec dBAF | GEFD EDB,E |
A,B,DF AFEF | Adcd BAFA | (3Bcd ec dBAG |1 FAEF D3B, :|2 FAEF Dz||
g |: gded cAAg | fdef (3.g.a.g ag | fded cAAF | GBAG FDDg |
fded cAAg | fdef g2fg | afge fded |1 cABc d3g :|2 cABc dBAF||
"1st bar of tune 2nd time through"D3F AFEF||
X: 2
T: Glencolmcille
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,B,DE FEDF | Adcd BAFA | B3c dBAF | GEFD EDB,D |
A,B,DE FEDF | Adcd BAFA | B3c dBAG |1 FDEC D3B, :|2 FDEC D3g ||
fded cBAg | fdef g2ag | fded cBAF | EBAG FDD2 |
fded cBAg | fdef g2fg | afge fded | cABc d3g :|
X: 3
T: Glencolmcille
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DADE FED2|Adcd BAFA|BE E2 DE E2|GFED BEGB|
DADE FED2|Adcd BAFA|B2 ec dBAG|1 FA E/F/E D3A:|2FA E/F/E D3e||
fded cAAe|fdef g2ag|fded cAAc|BFAF Dcde|
fded cAAe|fdef g2fg|afge fded|1 cABc d3e:|2 cABc d3 z||
X: 4
T: Glencolmcille
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3E FEDF|Adcd BAFA|BE E2 dE E2|GFED cEA2|
D3E FEDF|Adcd BAFA|B2 ec dBAG|1 FG EF D2AB:|2 FG EF D3e||
|:fded cAA2|fdef geag|fded cAA2|B/c/dAF D3e|
fded cAA2|fdef g2fg|afge fded|1 cABc d3e:|2 cABc dBAF||

Fourteen comments

I transcribed this from a tape of a performance by Brid Harper (fiddle) and Dermot Byrne (box) at a small club in Ireland. They followed this reel with "The Golden Keyboard" and ended with "Kiss Me Kate."

Breathnach Vol. 3

This appears as "Gan Ainm" as No. 86. It comes from Fred Finn and Peter Horan.

Peter recorded it as "American Reel" on The Sound of the Coleman Country. His version is a good bit different than the sheet music here, but close to Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds’ version.

Horan and McGann/Reynolds settings?

If anyone’s written out the setting Sol mentioned, I’d by interested to see them.

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this reel sounds like a hornpipe, a rather nice hornpipe

2nd part…

…is very reminiscent of "The Sunny Banks".

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Horan setting

yrneH, sorry I didn’t see your request when you posted it. Since I posted that comment I went and forgot the tune, so it will take me a bit to relearn and get the notation down for you. The good news is I just found a really nicely recorded version of Peter playing it solo in my collection.

In the meantime, Peter’s version is probably closer to https://thesession.org/tunes/10851 than to this setting.

Re: Glencolmcille

Great reel, lovely with Martin Wynne’s no.4 and Josephine Keegan’s "the curlews"

Re: Glencolmcille

I just added the alternate title "Glencolmkille" as seen in the Elvie Miller / Naomi Morse Grapevine CD. I add their setting too !

Glencolmcille, X:3

I have posted this version of the tune that was listed as Gan Ainm on the Open the Door For Three Album (track 7)

Glencolmcille, X:4

This is how I have the tune. I got it from Peter Horan’s playing of it originally, but have probably strayed a bit. Couple of obvious spots where he folded the tune up an octave to get it to sit on the flute.