Hunt For Wild Flora reel

Hunt For Wild Flora has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Hunt For Wild Flora
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBdc | gfa=f ed=cA |
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBAG | E=FFE ~D3 E :|
|: DFAc ~d3 c | dcBc BAFA | G ~E3 FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFAc ~d3 f | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F3 | AFEF ~D3 E :|
=CDFG ADED | B,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADED | dDCD BDAD |
=CDFG ADED | B,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D A,EE/E/E | ~E3 A cdec |
|: d2d'd c'dbd | afab afed | B2 gB bBaB | ~g3 a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F3 |1 ~E3 A cdec :|
2 ~E3 F [D4A,4] |
X: 2
T: Hunt For Wild Flora
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBdc | gfaf ed=cA |
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBAG | E=FFE ~D3 E :|
|: DFAc ~d3 c | dcBc BAFA | G ~E3 FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFAc ~d3 f | gfed cBcd | ~B3 A ~F3 A | FEEF ~D3 E :|
=CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADDE | dD^=cD BDAD |
=CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D B,EE/E/E | ~E3 d cdec |
|: d2ad bdad | ~a3 b afed | B2 gB aBgB | ~g3 a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F |1 ~E3 A cdec :|
X: 3
T: Hunt For Wild Flora
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBdc | gfa=f ed=cA |
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBAG | E=FFE ~D3 E :|
|: DFAc ~d3 c | dcBc BAFA | G ~E3 FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFAc ~d3 f | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F3 | AFEF ~D3 E :|
=CDFG ADED | B,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADED | dDCD BDAD |
=CDFG ADED | B,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D A,EE/E/E | ~E3 A cdec |
|: d2d'd c'dbd | afab afed | B2 gB bBaB | ~g3 a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F3 |1 ~E3 A cdec :|
X: 4
T: Hunt For Wild Flora
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DE |: DdcA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | CDEG cBdc | gfaf edcA |
DdcA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | CDEG cBAG | E=FFE (D{G}D{F}D)E :|
|: DFA^c (d{e}d{B}d)c | d^cBc BAFA | G(E{G}E{D}E) FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFA^c (d{e}d{B}d)f | gfed ^cBcd | (B{d}B{A}B)A (F{G}F{E}F)A | FEEF (D{G}D{F}D)E :|
CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADDE | dD^cD BDAD |
CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D B,EE/E/E | (E{G}E{D}E)d ^cdec |
|: d2ad bdad | (a{b}a{f}a)b afed | B2gB aBgB | (g{a}g{f}g)a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe d^cBc | d(B{d}B{A}B) A(F{G}F{E}F) |1 (E{G}E{D}E)A ^cdec :|2 (E{G}E{D}E)F [D4A,4] |

Ten comments

Help with the transcription, please

This could be the greatest tune I’ve ever heard. It was written by Jason Cade of Cucanandy, but I transcribed it from a recording I made at a session in Philadelphia from the excellent playing of a young woman who fiddled it like mad. I do not remember her name, unfortunately.

The chune seems to change keys from one part to the next, but I wasn’t sure where to take it, as I lack the basic ability to do that, so I just left it in G with several accidentals. Please offer suggestions and I’ll fix it up.

I’d have put it in D and made all the Cnats accidentals probably. Instead of transcribing out the detail of each roll, why not just use the ~ sign? It’d be a lot easier to read.

Thanks, Dow. I’ll see what some others say (hopefully some backers will chime in), if anything, and give into mob-mentality eventually.

However, I’m honor-bound to transcribe my rolls as such. I was taught to trans/play rolls in this way so as to emphasize the importance of keeping rolls rhythmic rather than erratic, and I agree with the method. It forced me to break bad habits and did wonders for my playing. Although I’m still wondering why I’m not a better player…

Okay, but bear in mind that you might not be making it easy for other people to read and interpret. On a concertina, for example, you’d be using completely different notes to roll with. I guess it boils down to whether or not the idea behind your posting of this tune was to share it with other musicians…

“Hunt For Wild Flora” ~ as Dow would have it? ~

This is without any additional changes to the version given ~ though I hear other accidentals that may have been missed…

K: D Major
DE |:
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBdc | gfaf ed=cA |
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBAG | E=FFE ~D3 E :|
|: DFAc ~d3 c | dcBc BAFA | G ~E3 FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFAc ~d3 f | gfed cBcd | ~B3 A ~F3 A | FEEF ~D3 E :|
=CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADDE | dD^=cD BDAD |
=CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D B,EE/E/E | ~E3 d cdec |
|: d2ad bdad | ~a3 b afed | B2 gB aBgB | ~g3 a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F |1 ~E3 A cdec :|
2 ~E3 F [D4A,4] |

Oops! ~ did I say hearing accidentals that weren’t there? Part-C, measure four, That shouldn’t have read | dD^=cD BDAD | but instead be | dDcD BDAD | … It did surprise me that Part-C is out of synch with the other parts in that it is given here without a repeat, or ~ AABBCDD…

But then, such is the nature of ‘new’ tunes, they can do just about anything…

“Rollin’ Down the Liffey with a gas mask for a friend ~ “

A short note about rolls ~ there is in my understanding, and experience keeps expanding on that, no single way to play a roll on any one note no matter what the instrument. To force one person’s selection of notes and way with it would be concrete boots for the music. There are a slew of different ways and choices for articulating it, and even with regards to rhythmic treatment, and then there are the other choices of notes to use, up and down and dependant on the length of your fingers in some cases. One fine musician I knew, and excellent player sadly no longer with us, did all double cut rolls. Other’s I’ve known and appreciated never rolled at all. And then there are a few whose music you could date by those tunes they did roll, or attempt to roll… All that said, I do like to hear and see how others choose to do it, to see their choices and where they take them and how…

The original version

The version you put up looks fun. I’m not sure if it was the transcription or the organic process, but a few notes are in sharp contrast to the original, especially the third part. Play it however you want, but if you’re interested in how I do it, it’s a bit more like this:

X: 1
T: Hunt For Wild Flora
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D Major
|: Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBdc | gfa=f ed=cA |
Dd=cA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | =CDEG cBAG | E=FFE ~D3 E :|
|: DFAc ~d3 c | dcBc BAFA | G ~E3 FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFAc ~d3 f | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F3 | AFEF ~D3 E :|
=CDFG ADED | B,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADED | dDCD BDAD |
=CDFG ADED | B,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D A,EE/E/E | ~E3 A cdec |
|: d2d’d c’dbd | afab afed | B2 gB bBaB | ~g3 a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe dcBc | d ~B3 A ~F3 |1 ~E3 A cdec :|
2 ~E3 F [D4A,4] |

Thanks, everyone, for your input, but the composer has spoken. I’ve moved his ABC to the primary setting, and pushed mine below, for posterity, where it belongs. Good on yeh, Mr. Cade!

X: 1
T: Hunt For Wild Flora
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
DE |: DdcA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | CDEG cBdc | gfaf edcA |
DdcA FGAE | =FAEF EFAD | CDEG cBAG | E=FFE (D{G}D{F}D)E :|
|: DFA^c (d{e}d{B}d)c | d^cBc BAFA | G(E{G}E{D}E) FEDE | DB,DE DB,A,B, |
DFA^c (d{e}d{B}d)f | gfed ^cBcd | (B{d}B{A}B)A (F{G}F{E}F)A | FEEF (D{G}D{F}D)E :|
CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DFD ADDE | dD^cD BDAD |
CEFG ADED | A,DFD ADED | A,DD/D/D B,EE/E/E | (E{G}E{D}E)d ^cdec |
|: d2ad bdad | (a{b}a{f}a)b afed | B2gB aBgB | (g{a}g{f}g)a gfed |
A2aA gAfA | fgfe d^cBc | d(B{d}B{A}B) A(F{G}F{E}F) |1 (E{G}E{D}E)A ^cdec :|2 (E{G}E{D}E)F [D4A,4] |