Absent Friends reel

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Absent Friends
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
FG|:A6 GF|G6 EF|G4 c3 E|E2 F4 DE|
F6 DE|F6 DE|F3 E F3 G|1 {A2B2}A2 G4 FG:|2 {B2A2}A2 G4 ED||
|:C4 c2 BA|F6 DC|C4 c2 BA|F6 AG|F6 AG|
F6 DE|F3 E F3 G|{A2B2}A2 G4 ED:|
2
X: 2
T: Absent Friends
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|:B6 AG|A6 FG|A4 d3 F|F2 G4 EF|G6 EF|G6 EF|G3 F G3 A|1 {A2c2}B2 A4 GA:|2 {c2B2}B2 A4 FE||
|:D4 d2 cB|G6 ED|D4 d2 cB|G6 BA|G6 BA|G6 EF|G3 F G3 A|{B2c2}B2 A4 FE:|
# Added by Avery .
3
X: 3
T: Absent Friends
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
FG|:"Dm"A6 GF|"C"G6 EF|"Am"G4 c3 E|"Bb"E2 F4 DE|
"Gm"F6 DE|"F"F6 DE|"Bb"F3 E F3 G|1 "C"{A2B2}A2 G4 FG:|2 "C"{B2A2}A2 G4 ED||
|:"Am"C4 c2 BA|"Dm"F6 DC|"C"C4 c2 BA|"F"F6 AG|"Bb"F6 AG|
"F"F6 DE|"Gm"F3 E F3 G|"C"{A2B2}A2 G4 ED:|
4
X: 4
T: Absent Friends
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|:"Em"B6 AG|"D"A6 FG|"Bm"A4 d3 F|"C"F2 G4 EF|
"Am"G6 EF|"G"G6 EF|"C"G3 F G3 A|1 "D"{B2c2}B2 A4 GA:|2 "D"{c2B2}B2 A4 FE||
|:"Bm"D4 d2 cB|"Em"G6 ED|"D"D4 d2 cB|"G"G6 BA|"C"G6 BA|
"G"G6 EF|"Am"G3 F G3 A|"D"{B2c2}B2 A4 FE:|

Ten comments

Here it is in G

For all you Fluters, Whistlers, and Pipers:
X: 1
T: Absent Friends
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GA |: B6 AG | A6 FG | A4 d3 F | F2 G4 \
EF | G6 EF | G6 EF | G3 F G3 A |1 {A2c2}B2 A4 GA :|2 {c2B2}B2 A4 FE ||
|: D4 d2 cB | G6 ED | D4 d2 cB | G6 BA | G6 BA | \
G6 EF | G3 F G3 A | {B2c2}B2 A4 FE :|

I was getting ready to learn this and here you have already posted it.

Posted by .

I suspect this is a Gmaj tune recorded using C flute or whistle.

Yep, slainte you are right on that. I think Kevin got a C Flute pretty recently as he has never used it on their other albums.

Posted by .

I remember his C flute was stolen around two years ago.

Well, he had one in January when I saw them, and yes they played this set (this and Ivory Lady).

BTW, this is a composition by Kevin himself, and it is SLOW.

Posted by .

Absent Friends

I have a jig of the same title - completely different tune.
I’ll post as soon as National Science Week is over.
Noel

This is one of the most beautiful tune for flute!!

Màrtin

Re: Absent Friends

in thanks for the tune and the comments, this newbie was able to play with kevin crawford, my hero.