Gabe O’Sullivan’s reel

Also known as Gabe O’ Sullivans.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Gabe O’Sullivan’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Gabe O'Sullivan's has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Gabe O'Sullivan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eaag bgag|egaf gedg|eaag bgag|egdg eAAA|
eaag bgag|egaf ggga|bgaf gfed|Bdef gbag||
edBA G3A|B/c/d ed gbag|edBA G3A|B/c/d ed BA Ag|
edBA G3A|B/c/d ed gbag|edBA G3A|B/c/d ed BA Ad||

Four comments

D: Dervish "Spirit"
Z: John Norvell

Dervish plays everything up 1/2 step, but this was transcribed as if you were playing on an Eb flute, or tuning/capo up a fret on stringed instruments.

Dervish plays the "A" part twice the first time through then the B part, and then plays the A/B form as transcribed here thereafter.

The liner notes say: "The last reel we picked up from a great neighbouring band ‘At the Racket’, the tune being associated with Gabe O’Sullivan, flute player originally from Galway."

Murphy’s Greyhound

Isn’t this Murphy’s Greyhound with the A and B parts switched around. I don’t know the tune super well, but here’s the link to the tune: https://thesession.org/tunes/4318

This is one of my favorite tunes on Spirit.

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Re: Gabe O’Sullivan’s

Indeed it is "Murphy’s Greyhound" with parts swapped.