The Happy Aunt reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Happy Aunt has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Happy Aunt has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Happy Aunt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GdcB BdcB|GdcB GE (3EFG|DGcB BdcB|1cdcB G3D:|2cdcB G3d||
d2cB GEGA|dedc BG (3EFG|d2cB GEGA|1(3Bcd cB G3d:|2(3Bcd cB G3D||

Nine comments

This is the opening tune on Flook’s "Flatfish".I’ve heard them play it live,it’s a great tune once!They have a knack of choosing good tunes don’t they?

great tune! n yes- they do.
thanks meri- another one i’ll be adding to my repertoire soon!

I must add I don’t where the "once" came from in my first comment!!

I think this is another of Diarmaid Moynihan’s compositions.

Yes it is slainte(Kieran)and so is "The Central Line" tha I’ve just posted

I sat down with a copy of Flook’s Flatfish cd last night and a copy of this music - it looks like they play it in Db major. Doh!
The Central Line follows in Bb minor, and then the Paper Bird in F minor. Unusual keys for trad music aren’t they?

The Happy Aunt

I was once in a group with a flautist who claimed she had a Db flute - I scoffed until she produced it next time we met. If Brian Finnegan was playing a Db flute, the set would be the equivalent of playing in D major, B minor and then F sharp minor, on a D flute. All reasonable keys!

Actually, I think I’ve figured it out… I think he might actually be playing on a low Ab whistle - the crafty beggar… (A quick google search confirms that Chieftain make a tuneable Ab).
That means that the songs are in G, Em and Bm. That makes sense - the first two tunes have been transcribed in G and Em, and according to the comments for the Paper Bird, Michael McGoldrick (an old friend of Flook) plays the Paper Bird in Bm.
Problem solved - I just need to save up my money for an Ab whistle now! ;-)

i heard tyler duncan wrote this.