The Beeches Of Bregagh reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Beeches Of Bregagh has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Beeches Of Bregagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EFAB ceea|effe fgag|fece faea|f/g/aec BAcB|
AFEF ABce|effe fgag|fece f/g/aec|1 BABc A2FA:|2 BABc ABce||
a2af g2ge|f2fg fece|afec ABcA|BABc BAFA|
EFAB ceea|effe fgab|afec ABcA|1 BABc ABce:|2 BABc A4||
X: 2
T: The Beeches Of Bregagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EFAB ceea|effe fgag|fece faea|f/g/aec BAcB|
AFEF ABce|effe fgag|fece f/g/aec|1 BABc A2FA:|2 BABc ABce||
aA (3AAA g2ge|fgaf (3efe ce|afec fecA|BABc ecBE|
EFAB ceea|effe fgab|afec ABcA|1 BABc ABce:|2 BABc A4||
X: 3
T: The Beeches Of Bregagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
aA A/A/A gA A/A/A|fefg fece|f/g/aec ABcA|B/B/ABc B/B/AFA| .etc

Seven comments

The Beeches Of Bregagh

This is the other reel for Johnny Murphy’s attention. I named this reel after an enchanting 200 year old Beech tree lined road, near Armoy in Co. Antrim.

Aye Will, it’s pretty close alright. Och well, I never claimed to be no Charlie Lennon when it came to writing toons!

But the A part has some lovely turns in it, Dick, and the whole sticks together very well. Perhaps you could give it a second name: "Not So Far From Home." 🙂

(And of course you realize "The Beeches of Bregagh" is poetry itself.)

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Ha Ha Will, I like it. However, on second thoughts, that 2nd name might just confuse folks. I know what it’s like if I get two similar tunes in my head at the same time, at a session - mental chaos!

Ptar, I hope you won’t think me rude meddling with your tune, but I did really like it or I wouldn’t have bothered!
Let me just make some suggested alterations to the first half of the B part - give it a whirl and see what you think. The E at the end of 4th bar could be tied over into the E at the start of the 5th bar to give it the syncopation that Dow so hates 🙂
X: 1
T: Beeches Of Bregagh, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
EFAB ceea|effe fgag|fece faea|f/g/aec BAcB|
AFEF ABce|effe fgag|fece f/g/aec|1 BABc A2FA:|2 BABc ABce||
aA (3AAA g2ge|fgaf (3efe ce|afec fecA|BABc ecBE|
EFAB ceea|effe fgab|afec ABcA|1 BABc ABce:|2 BABc A4||

Hey Donough, I’m just pleased that you could be interested enough in the wee tune to be bothered putting your own stamp on it.

Aint it just part of the ‘living tradition’ to put our own wee mark on each tune we play anyway, so feel free Donough.

When I’m playing it, I often kick off the 2nd part like this:
aA A/A/A gA A/A/A|fefg fece|f/g/aec ABcA|B/B/ABc B/B/AFA| ……….etc