The Road To Corrandulla reel

By Michael McGoldrick

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Road To Corrandulla has been added to 28 tune sets.

The Road To Corrandulla has been added to 162 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Road To Corrandulla
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"GABd B2AB|"Am7"dedB degd|"C"e3g e2de|"D"gedB A2GE:|
|:"G"DEGB A2G2|B/A/G AB "C"e2d2|"G"DEGB A2GA|BE"C"~E2 GEDB,|
"G"DEGB A2GA|B/A/G AB e2dB|dega "C"e2dB|1 ~G3B "D"A2GE:|2 ~G3B "D"A2 B/c/d||
|:"Am"e2dB A2e2|deg2 e2dB|"G"G2dG eGdG|Bdgd edBd|
"Am"e2dB A2e2|deg2 e2dB|"G"G2dG eGdG|1 BedB A2 B/c/d:|2 BedB A4||
X: 2
T: The Road To Corrandulla
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ABce c2Bc|efec B2AF|ABce c2BA|BAFE BAFE|
ABce c2Bc|efec efae|f3a f2ef|afec B2A2:|
|:EFAc B2A2|(3cBA Bc f2e2|EFAc B2AB|cFF2 AFEC|
EFAc B2AB|(3cBA Bc f2ec|efab f2ec|1 A3c B2AF:|2 A3c B2 c/d/e||
|:f2ec B2f2|efa2 f2ec|A2eA fAeA|ceae fece|
f2ec B2f2|efa2 f2ec|A2eA fAeA|1 cfec B2 (3cde:|2 cfec B4||

Eight comments

The coolest tune in the pentatonic scale ever

When I set out to learn this 3-part Mike McGoldrick tune I didn’t realize at first that despite being incredibly groovy and catchy it only had five notes in it: DEGAB in various octaves. McGoldrick’s genius is to take these five notes through all their paces without seeming formulaic.

This is a great tune.

Transription error

oops . . . I just found a stray note in the 2nd and 6th measures of the third part: the “B” should be an “e”. The abc’s are updated.

Corrandulla sounds like an Australian placename but it is in fact on the eastern shores of Lough Corrib in Co. Galway - great for fishing.

Key change

This tune also appears on McGoldrick’s new CD “Wired,” though in the key of A. It’s kinda nice there.

The Road to Cowandilla?

I live in Cowandilla, South Australia and the road to Cowandilla is not much to speak of. I imagine Corrandulla, Galway is much nicer. The only thing you can catch here is a Qantas 747 from the airport which is basically next door. There are definitely no fish around.

Apparently Corrandulla is where Frankie Gavin comes from originally.