The Ceilier reel

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Ceilier has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Ceilier has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Ceilier
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc |: dGBd c=FAc | BGBd gfdc | Bcde =fdeg | fdBd c=FAc |
BGGF GABc | dGBd c2 Bc | dgfa gbag |1 fdcA GABc :|2 fdcA G2 Bc ||
dggf g2 gf | dgBg dcBc | de=fe f2 fe | d=fcf dcBc |
dggf gfga | bgaf gfde | =f2 fe fdeg |1 fdcA GABc :|2 fdcA G4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Ceilier
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dGBd cAAc|~B3d gfde|c2de ed e/f/g|fdcB cAAc|
~B3A ~G3B|DGBd cAAc|d3e fdeg|fdcA G2:|
|:Bc|dgbg ~g2bg|~g2bg dcBc|de=fe d3c|de=fe dcBc|
dg f/g/a g2fg|abag fdde|=f2ed cA~A2|BdcA G2:|
X: 3
T: The Ceilier
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dGBd cAAc|A~B2d gfde|Bcde ed e/f/g|fdcB cAAc|
B2DA ~G3B|DGBd cA~A2|d3e ~f2eg|fdcA G2Bc:|
|:dgbg ~g2bg|~g2bg dcBc|de=fe d3c|de=fe dcBc|
dg f/g/a g2~g2|abag fdde|=f2ed cA~A2|B/c/d cA G2Bc:|
X: 4
T: The Ceilier
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d3B c2dc|BGBd gedc|Bcde =fA^cd|gedB cedc|
BGGF ~G3B|d^cdB cABc|d^cde =f^ffg|fdcA G2Bc:|
|:dggf ~g3e|dc~c2 dcBc|d=ffe ~f3e|dc~c2 dcBc|
dggf gfga|bgag gfde|=f3d cA~A2|BdcA G2Bc:|
X: 5
T: The Ceilier
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|:"G"dGBd "D"cAAc|"G"ABBd gfde|"C"Bcde ede/2f/2g|"D"fdcB cAAc|
"G"B2 DA "Em"G3B|"G"DGBd "Am"cAAc|"C"d3e fde/2f/2g|"D"fdcA "G"G2Bc:|
"G"dgbg "(D5)"ggbg|"G"ggbg dcBc|"Dm7"de=fe d3c|de=fe dcBc|
"G"dgfa "D"fgga|"G"abag "(G5/M7)"fdde|"Dm7"=f2 ed "C"cAAA|1 "D"B/2c/2dcA "G"G2 Bc:|2 "D"B/2c/2dcA "G"G4||

Eighteen comments

Reavy again

I first heard this Ed Reavy reel on an LP called "Fathers & Daughters" on the Shanachie label. It was all of young female traditional Irish-American musicians playing tunes with their fathers, who were also musicians. Some well-known names on that recording. I next heard it on a tape which Belfast flute player Davy Maguire made for me, and have since heard it played by John McSherry, and also recently Jason O’Rourke. I realised when posting this , that I have therefore never heard the tune played by a musician born in the Republic of Ireland. A tricky tune on flute, with the f-naturals.

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Strange observation Kenny!

Considering that you`ve heard three of Ed.Reavys fellow Ulstermen playing the tune!

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Mulhaire again

This tune was recorded on "Fathers and Daughters" by Martin Mulhaire of Eyrecourt, Co. Galway and, now, Pearl River, NY.

Rescued duplication

Transcription by slainte:

X: 1
T: The Ceilier
C: Ed Reavy
D: Calico: Celanova Square
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dGBd cAAc|~B3d gfde|c2de ed e/f/g|fdcB cAAc|
~B3A ~G3B|DGBd cAAc|d3e fdeg|fdcA G2:|
|:Bc|dgbg ~g2bg|~g2bg dcBc|de=fe d3c|de=fe dcBc|
dg f/g/a g2fg|abag fdde|=f2ed cA~A2|BdcA G2:|

Cheers, Dow.

“The Ceilier” ~ rescued comment from that duplication

"The Ceilier"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on January 13th 2008 by slainte.
~ /tunes/8143

From the group Calico’s first album. There’s no info in the notes ~ Funny, I’ve been listening to the Ceilier on a different recording but didn’t notice this is the same tune. I think Kenny’s transcription is closer to the original version. This sounds like a version adapted for the pipes.

# Posted on January 13th & 14th 2008 by slainte

The Ceilier

Here’s my own transcription of what I hear on the Calico recording. It’s slightly different from Slainte’s (mine’s better) ;-)

X: 1
T: The Ceilier
C: Ed Reavy
D: Calico: Celanova Square
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
dGBd cAAc|A~B2d gfde|Bcde ed e/f/g|fdcB cAAc|
B2DA ~G3B|DGBd cA~A2|d3e ~f2eg|fdcA G2Bc:|
|:dgbg ~g2bg|~g2bg dcBc|de=fe d3c|de=fe dcBc|
dg f/g/a g2~g2|abag fdde|=f2ed cA~A2|B/c/d cA G2Bc:|

I won’t be against you.

X: 1
T: The Céilíer
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Jason O’Rourke & Ruadhrai O’Kane - Roguery Road
K: Gmaj
d3B c2dc|BGBd gedc|Bcde =fA^cd|gedB cedc|
BGGF ~G3B|d^cdB cABc|d^cde =f^ffg|fdcA G2Bc:|
|:dggf ~g3e|dc~c2 dcBc|d=ffe ~f3e|dc~c2 dcBc|
dggf gfga|bgag gfde|=f3d cA~A2|BdcA G2Bc:|

I first came across this tune from a recording by Calum Stewart and Heikki Boulgaurt :)

Gan Ainm

As played by Calico in their album "Celanova square".

But what The Hell is a Ceilier ?

Sounds French to me

Re: The Ceilier

"But what The Hell is a Ceilier ?" Somebody who goes to a ceili.
Sounds Irish to me. Who are you listening to playing it ?

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Re: The Ceilier

PS - OK - I see what you mean. Ignore the second line.

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Re: The Ceilier

Céilitheoir in Irish, which really means "person fond of social visits; sociable person."
"The Ceilier" would be An Céilitheoir.

Re: The Ceilier

Thanks Siúlóir. ( the ramblin Siúlóir ? )

Re: The Ceilier

Yes, that’s where I took the name, from the song performed by Planxty.