Rector At The Feis reel

Also known as The Rector At The Feis.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Rector At The Feis has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Rector At The Feis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ef | g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged | cded cAAA |
g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged | c2A2 A2Af |
g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged | cded cAAA |
g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged | c2A2 A2AB |
|: c2A2 A2eA | cdeA cdeA | g2d2 d2fd | adgd fdcd |
c2A2 A2eA |cdeA cdeA | g2gf gedB | deBd cAAA :|
X: 2
T: Rector At The Feis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: ef |g2 gf gedB | ~g3 f gedB | ea ~a2 aged | cded ^cdef |
g3 f ge d2 | eg ~g2 gedB | ~e2 ag aged | B/c/d ed ^cd :|
|: AB |cA A/A/A ~A2 eA | B/c/d eA cdef | gd d/d/d d2 ed | B/c/d gd ed^cd |
cA ~A2 ~A2 eA |c2 eA cdef | ~g3 f gedB | dgBd cA :| "to finish" dg B/c/d A4 |]
X: 3
T: Rector At The Feis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: ef |g2 gf gedB | ~g3 f gedB | ea ~a2 aged | cded ^cdef |
g3 f ge d2 | eg ~g2 gedB | ~e2 ag aged | (3Bcd ed ^cd :|
|: AB |cA (3AAA ~A2 eA | (3Bcd eA cdef | gd (3ddd d2 ed | (3Bcd gd ed^cd |
cA ~A2 ~A2 eA |c2 eA cdef | ~g3 f gedB | dgBd cA :| "to finish" dg (3Bcd A4 |]
X: 4
T: Rector At The Feis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ef |: g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged | cded c~A3 |
g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged |1 c2A2 A2Af :|2 c2A2 A2AB |
|: c2A2 A2eA | cdeA cdeA | g2d2 d2fd | adgd fdcd |
c2A2 A2eA |cdeA cdeA | g2gf gedB | deBd c~A3 :|
X: 5
T: Rector At The Feis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e |: g2 gf gedB | (3efg gf gedB | eaag aged | (3Bcd edcA ~A2 |
fggf gedB | (3efg gf gedB | eaag aged |1 c2 A2 ~A2 Ae :|2 c2 A2 ~A2 AB ||
|: Bc A2 ~A2 eA | cdeA cdeA | gc d2 d2 fd | adgd fdcd |
Bc A2 ~A2 eA | (3Bcd eA (3Bcd eA | g2 gf gedB | deBd BA ~A2 :|

Eighteen comments

G#’s should be G Naturals

The G#’s (2nd finger on the E string for the fiddlers) should be G Naturals (Low 2’s).

Great tune!

Patti

“The Rector at the Feis”

Boy, ‘Patti’ two times. Anyway, here’s another bit of playfulness late at night with this melody:

K: A Dorian
|: ef |
g2 gf gedB | ~g3 f gedB | e ~a3 aged | cded ^cdef |
g3 f ge d2 | e ~g3 gedB | ~e2 ag aged | B/c/ded ^cd :|
|: AB |
cAA/A/A ~A2 eA | B/c/deA cdef | gdd/d/d d2 ed | B/c/dgd ed^cd |
cA ~A2 ~A2 eA |c2 eA cdef | ~g3 f gedB | dgBd cA :|

finishing it ~ | dgB/c/d A4 ||

😉

You changed your name ‘fiddlefreak/hockey’, but that’s your perogative. I have been trying to find someway to combine hockey and fiddling into a nickname, but haven’t yet come up with anything I like that I’d be willing to offer… Wood is important in both instances…

“The Rector at the Feis” ~ treble, duple, triplification ~

Recent talk about triplets in treble time with regards to jigs and the like, and other influences (see below), I started converting to that ‘way’ elsewhere, like here, above. It isn’t ‘wrong’, probably more rhythmically correct, nor can the choice of using triplets ~ (3Bcd ~ be considered at fault. While the above notation might show a clearer idea of what rhythmically actually happens, the long time ABC and dots convention with regards to Irish tunes in Irish collections, with tunes in 4/4, as with reels, more often than not they are treated in a similar way to ‘swung’ tunes, hornpipes and the like. So, reels, 4/4, in many instances are notated with triplets. As an example, here’s the above given that treatment, which might be easier to read for some of you. At least it presents a point of comparison:

K: A Dorian
|: ef |
g2 gf gedB | ~g3 f gedB | e ~a3 aged | cded ^cdef |
g3 f ge d2 | e ~g3 gedB | ~e2 ag aged | (3Bcd ed ^cd :|
|: AB |
cA (3AAA ~A2 eA | (3Bcd eA cdef | gd (3ddd d2 ed | (3Bcd gd ed^cd |
cA ~A2 ~A2 eA |c2 eA cdef | ~g3 f gedB | dgBd cA :|

finishing it ~ | dg (3Bcd A4 ||

I blame Dow & Donough & the ‘season’ I’m currently suffering ~ hay fever, asthma and loss of sleep… But, I still think the earlier take may give a clearer show of what actually happens to those groups of 3 in a straight tune under the bow and/or fingers or picks ~ in other words: B/c/d ~ or Bc/d/ … or in similar with it’s closer mate of a time signature 2/4, which as with polkas and marches (and marches in 4/4) is more usually defined this way…unless ‘swung’…

Key?

Duh - I’m confused - if all the G# should be G nat, then is the key not A mix?

~ and all the C# are C nat too… Figure it out from there…

Oh yeah, except for those occassional variations that rise up to C# (^c) at the end of certain four bar phrases…but those are not the ‘norm’…

I just did it the way patti showed me accept the g#

We still need a name for you, but as you like it, one that somehow incorporates both passions…for which there is not question (?) or doubt that you have passion for your fiddle and your hockey…

Don’t worry about the #’s or nats, they’ll sort themselves out…

I think that’s patti in the first comment, your teacher? ~ she starts off by mentioning that the G’s are not sharp but natural… I suspect she already knows the C’s are also natural, or mostly…

The G#’s are G naturals because it is a pipe tune and Scottish pipes do not normally have G#s. It can still be considered to be in A though - Pipe A.

The tune is by Ryan J. MacNeil of Beolach from Cape Breton.

It is good to know the composer… However, I think it is A Dorian whatever instrument you play it on… And despite the limitations of pipes, I am unfamiliar with anything called the key of A-pipe, except maybe those lead things used in pumbing…

Diff. ABC

I’ve only heard it played in Edor as: (no nasty C naturals, and for my opinion a much cleaner sounding piece)

ef |: g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged | cded c~A3 |
g2gf gedB | g2gf gedB | eaag aged |1 c2A2 A2Af :|2 c2A2 A2AB |
|: c2A2 A2eA | cdeA cdeA | g2d2 d2fd | adgd fdcd |
c2A2 A2eA |cdeA cdeA | g2gf gedB | deBd c~A3 :|

Also, for what I’ve heard, this is very heavily a Cape Breton tune. Anyone else heard such?

A Mixolydian! ~ F# & C# and resolving on A… That also works for me…

It may be that Cape Breton connection that has it familiar to me, but I don’t think I have a recording of it to check, I’d looked, or any notes to turn to…

For a good recording…

…see Pirates of Puirt by Daimh. Played slow. And you get loads of other good stuff on that CD too

Amix

is what key it should be as ceolachan stated.

Both the composer and Daimh play it on the slow side. I haven’t heard the Beolach version but given that it’s the composer’s band, I’m guessing slow there too.

Daimh version

Just found this on a scrap of paper I’ve been hording (I’ve tried to decode it from pipe notation):
X:1
T:Rector at the Feis
S:Colm O’Rua. Workshop. Skye. July 2004
N:As played by Angus McKenzie
D:Daimh. Pirates of Puirt
M:4/4
R:Reel (slow)
K:Amix
e |: g2 gf gedB | (3efg gf gedB | eaag aged | (3Bcd edcA ~A2 |
fggf gedB | (3efg gf gedB | eaag aged |1 c2 A2 ~A2 Ae :|2 c2 A2 ~A2 AB ||
|: Bc A2 ~A2 eA | cdeA cdeA | gc d2 d2 fd | adgd fdcd |
Bc A2 ~A2 eA | (3Bcd eA (3Bcd eA | g2 gf gedB | deBd BA ~A2 :|