Ricky’s White Face reel

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Ricky’s White Face has been added to 2 tune sets.

Ricky's White Face has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Ricky's White Face
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
E2 DC EGAG | GEDC A,CCD | E2 DC EGAG | GAcG ECCD |
E2 DC EGAG | GEDC A,CCE | D2 (3 DDD ADGE | GAcd ec c2 :|
AG G2 EGDG | ECDC A,CCc | AG G2 EGDG | GAcG EC C2 |
A2 AG EGDG | ECDC A,CEC | D2 (3 DDD ADGE | GAcd ec c2 :|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: Ricky's White Face
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
F2 ED FABA | AFED B,DDE | F2 ED FABA | ABdA FDDE |
F2 ED FABA | AFED B,DDF | E2 EE BEAF | ABde fd d2 :|
BA A2 FAEA | FDED B,DDd | BA A2 FAEA | ABdA FD D2 |
B2 BA FAEA | FDED B,DFD | E2 EE BEAF | ABde fd d2 :|
# Added by Kenny .
3
X: 3
T: Ricky's White Face
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA |: B2 AG Bded | dBAG EGGA | B2 AG Bded | degd BGGA |
B2 AG Bded | dBAG EGGB | A2 dA eAde | [1 dega bggA :| [2 dega bgag ||
|: ed ~d2 BdAd | BGAG EGGg | ed ~d2 BdAd | degd BGGg |
[1 ed ~d2 BdAd | B2 AG EGGB | A2 dA eAde | dega bgag :|
[2 e3 g edBA | BGAG EGGB | A2 dA eAde | dega bggA ||

Three comments

Ricky’s White Face

Mick Moloney recorded a great album, 50% banjo and %50 mandolin, about 20 years ago. This is it here:

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/135

For me , the outstanding track was 2 reels composed by Liz Carroll, called “Ricky’s White Face” followed by “The Top Of The Stairs”. I don’t believe Liz ever recorded them herself, and the only other time I’ve come across them was by Kevin Griffin, and “The Ceili Bandits”, who put them on a CD as “Liz Carroll’s Reels”. It would be a great shame if 2 such fine tunes were to disappear, so I’m going to post them both, hopefully to increase their circulation.
I’ve had these tunes in my head for some time, and sat down and transcribed them both on whistle. “Ricky’s” came out in D and “The Top” in A. However , when I went to listen to Mick Moloney’s recording, he had them as in C and G, [ albeit, capo’d up a semi-tone ]. I assume he was playing in the keys in which they were composed, so I transcribed them in C and G, but will also post the D and A “abcs” in the comments section.

RICKY’S WHITE FACE – in D

F2 ED FABA | AFED B,DDE | F2 ED FABA | ABdA FDDE |
F2 ED FABA | AFED B,DDF | E2 EE BEAF | ABde fd d2 :|
BA A2 FAEA | FDED B,DDd | BA A2 FAEA | ABdA FD D2 |
B2 BA FAEA | FDED B,DFD | E2 EE BEAF | ABde fd d2 :|

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Moloney’s reels

My mistake - it appears the "Ceili Bandits" recorded the 2 tunes as "Mick Moloney’s" reels. Don’t know whether or not they credited Liz Carroll.

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Ricky’s White Face

Great tune, here’s how Liz Carroll plays it on her new album.

X: 1
T: Ricky’s White Face
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GA |: B2 AG Bded | dBAG EGGA | B2 AG Bded | degd BGGA |
B2 AG Bded | dBAG EGGB | A2 dA eAde | [1 dega bggA :| [2 dega bgag ||
|: ed ~d2 BdAd | BGAG EGGg | ed ~d2 BdAd | degd BGGg |
[1 ed ~d2 BdAd | B2 AG EGGB | A2 dA eAde | dega bgag :|
[2 e3 g edBA | BGAG EGGB | A2 dA eAde | dega bggA ||