The Morning Mist reel

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Morning Mist has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Morning Mist has been added to 60 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Morning Mist
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGBG|dGBG DGBd|c2Bd c=F~F2|C=FAF CFAc|
d2BG DGBG|dGBG DGBd|c2AB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF G2Bd||
|:g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|ageg a2ga|fdad bdaf|
g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|c2AB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bd:|2 BdAF G2Bc||
X: 2
T: The Morning Mist
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG dGBG|dGBG dGBd|c2A=F cFAF|c=FAF CFAc|
d2BG dGBG|dGBG D\dGBd|cBAB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF GABd||
|:g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|aged ^ceag|fdad bdaf|
g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 dGBd|cBAB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bd:|2 BdAF G2Bc||
d2BG dGBG|dGBG DGBd|c2A=F cFAF|c=FAF CFAc|
d2BG dGBc|dgfa gdBd|cBAB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF GABd||
X: 3
T: The Morning Mist
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGAG|dGAG DGBd|c2Bd c=F~F2|C=FAF CFAc|
d2BG DGAG|dgfa gdBd|c2AB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF G2Bd||
|:g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|eaag ~a3g|fdad bdaf|
g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|c2AB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bd:|2 BdAF G2Bc||

Eight comments

The Morning Mist

Apparently attributed to Joe Burke. This transcription is based on the playing of Brid Harper & Dermot Byrne. For a transcription of the Paddy Fahy’s reel they play after it, go here: https://thesession.org/tunes/4074.

I was told that this was a Paddy Fahy tune. But then, you shouldn’t believe everything you hear down the pub - we all know how Porter can alter history.

The version I have comes from an anglo-concertina-playing friend, who, I think, got it from Mary McNamara. It goes approximately thus

M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
d2BG dGBG|dGBG dGBd|c2A=F cFAF|c=FAF CFAc|
d2BG dGBG|dGBG D\dGBd|cBAB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF GABd||
|:g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|aged ^ceag|fdad bdaf|
g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 dGBd|cBAB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bd:|2 BdAF G2Bc||


I heard Frankie Gavin play it when he was in London a couple of weeks ago. His version had a slightly different A-part, very approximately like this:

d2BG dGBG|dGBG DGBd|c2A=F cFAF|c=FAF CFAc|
d2BG dGBc|dgfa gdBd|cBAB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF GABd||

Sorry, bar 6 of the first abc above should read the same as bar2.

Well, it has a name, so it’s unlikely to be a Paddy Fahy tune :-) I thought it sounded very Paddy O’Brien-y, actually. Can anyone confirm who the composer was? I like Frankie Gavin’s bar 6, David. Perhaps I’ll try and work it into my own setting. On my concertina, the pattern DGBG dGBG is difficult, so do a sort of flutey thing and cut onto the A instead, allowing me enough time to swap rows: DG{B}AG dG{B}AG etc.

X: 1
T: Morning Mist, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGAG|dGAG DGBd|c2Bd c=F~F2|C=FAF CFAc|
d2BG DGAG|dgfa gdBd|c2AB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bc:|2 BdAF G2Bd||
|:g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|eaag ~a3g|fdad bdaf|
g2dc Bcdc|BG~G2 DGBd|c2AB cedc|1 BdAF G2Bd:|2 BdAF G2Bc||

One of Joe’s

Sleeve notes for "Tracin’ " by Gearoid O’hAllmhurain & Patrick Ourceau say "The Morning Mist" was composed by Joe Burke. Pretty reliable source, Id say, as the sleeve notes to all the tunes are very detailed.

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Fiddler’s Companion concurs. Go with that then eh?

Go to the source

This tune provided the title for Joe Burke’s most recent recording, on which he plays it and identifies it as his own composition. It was published first in Martin Mulvihill’s collection.

The morning mist goes brilliant in a set with the Dawn and I am sure that Joe Burke did compose it.