The Beekeeper reel

The Beekeeper has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Beekeeper
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DG(3GGG ABcA|B2AB GE(3EEE|DGGF GABd|e2(3ggg edBA|
BGFG ABcA|B2AB GE(3EEE|DEGA G2Bd |1 (3efg dB G2GE:|2 (3efg dBG2GA ||
|: B2BA BcdB| cdec defd | gfgd efge|dBGB AGFE |
DG(3GGG ABcA|B2AB GE(3EEE|DEGA G2Bd |1 (3efg dB G2GB:|2 (3efg dB G2GE ||

Two comments

This tune is written by young Melbourne fiddler Catherine Moser, in honour of her apiarist father, who lives in the bush. The tune has been recorded by Catherine’s group The Beenies, and maybe elsewhere too.

It’s best played at a slowish stately pace. I think it’s one of the most elegant reels I know, and one of the loveliest tunes to come out of Oz

Re: The Beekeeper

I still play this lovely tune of Catherine’s. Though is in G, I’m wondering if it’s actually major ? It doesn’t quite seem to gel. If any one can assist. Perhaps a modal ?