The Long Acre reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Long Acre has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Long Acre has been added to 55 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Long Acre
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE |: D2dB AGFE | DFdF A2FE | D2dB AGFD |GABG E2FE |
D2dB AGFE | DFdF A2Bc | dBcA BGAF | GABG E2 FE :|
efga fdcd | f2ga fdcA | f2ga fdcd | A (3Bcd e fg2a |
gfga fdcd | efga fgg2 | fg (3gfe fdec | AFGA BGE2 |
efga fdcd | f2ga fdcA | f2ga fdcd | A (3Bcd e fg2a |
gfga fdcd | efga fgg2 | fg (3agf gefa | ecdB AFG2 |
# Added by Cath .
X: 2
T: The Long Acre
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:D2 dB AGFE|DFdF A2 FE|D2 dB AGFD|GABG E2 FE|
D2 dB AGFE|DF dFA2 Bc|dBcA BGAF|1 GABG E2 FE:|2 GABG E3e||
fgaf ~d3e| fgaf dcAe|fgaf dcdA|(3Bcd ef g2 ag|
fgaf ~d3e|fgaf g2 fg|1 {a}gf (3gfe fdAF|GABG E3 e:|2 {a}gf{a}fe faec|dBAF F-GFE||
# Added .

Sixteen comments

Long Acre (The)

This is the tune which is actually on the Kevin Burke/Ged Foley In Tandem recording rather that Longacre.
Hope it’s faithful enough.

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Isn’t this a fling?

As far as I know, they’re only good friends :-)

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Cath’s transcription is basically accurate except that the bar lines are in the wrong places.

X: 1
T: Long Acre, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: In Tandem, Kevin Burke and Ged Foley
K: Dmaj
FE|:D2 dB AGFE|DFdF A2 FE|D2 dB AGFD|GABG E2 FE|
D2 dB AGFE|DF dFA2 Bc|dBcA BGAF|1 GABG E2 FE:|2 GABG E3e||
fgaf ~d3e| fgaf dcAe|fgaf dcdA|(3Bcd ef g2 ag|
fgaf ~d3e|fgaf g2 fg|1 {a}gf (3gfe fdAF|GABG E3 e:|2 {a}gf{a}fe faec|dBAF F-GFE||

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Actually Will, I did start the way you did, and then got myself into a right 2 and 8 with the bars, so started with the FE at the beginning. I’m just about to do the T Cuz Teahan tune that goes after, but perhaps you could preempt me and post if first. … still getting to grips with the timing!

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This is a hornpipe

Kevin Burke introduced this tune as a hornpipe and paired it with Cuz Teahan’s when he played at the local pub here last month.

Cath, if it’s this one—https://thesession.org/tunes/444—save yourself the trouble.

On the Long Acre, the first two notes (FE) are the intro, aka the anacrusis, the "pick up," or lead in. So they go before the first measure to get the phrasing lined out right.

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The Long Acre was also written by Kevin Burke.

Thanks Will, I did notice - I’m sure the link from the recording is only recent, but it did save me the trouble.

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And I have changed the first part of the ABC notation.

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The Long Acre

For anyone who is interested, the long acre refers to the strip of grass that grows along the side of the road and here in Ireland in the past it was common for a farmer to let his cattle out to eat it.
Good luck
Mike

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Paddy Keenn made a Cd called the long grazing acre named after the same common strips often used by travellers