The Cappataggle Shuffle reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Cappataggle Shuffle has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Cappataggle Shuffle has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Cappataggle Shuffle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 dG eGdB|GdBG AGED|G2 dG eGdG|AGEG AdBA|
G2 dG eGdB|GdBG AGEG|AGEG A2 Bd|1eaaf gedB:|2eaaf gede||
g3b agab|gbag gede|g3b agab|gdBG AGED|g3b agab|
gbag agef|1gedB c3d|eaaf gede:|2gedB A2 Bd|eaaf gedB||
2
X: 2
T: The Cappataggle Shuffle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 AD BDAF|DAFD EDB,A,|D2 AD BDAD|EDB,D EAFE|
D2 AD BDAF|DAFD EDB,D|EDB,D E2 FA|1Beec dBAF:|2Beec dBAB||
d3f edef|dfed dBAB|d3f edef|dAFD EDB,A,|d3f edef|
dfed edBc|1dBAF G3A|Beec dBAB:|2dBAF E2 FA|Beec dBAF||

Eleven comments

Have you any information Pere? Who wrote it etc.??

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Rambler!

Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin wrote it. I’ve transcribed it from "Tunes" by Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael McGoldrick And Jim Murray.
Though they play it in D but I think it’s better to post it in G here so whistles and flutes etc. can play it too. If I should’ve posted it in D then I’m sorry.

Anyway here in D too:

X: 1
T: Cappataggle Shuffle, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Dmaj
D2 AD BDAF|DAFD EDB,A,|D2 AD BDAD|EDB,D EAFE|
D2 AD BDAF|DAFD EDB,D|EDB,D E2 FA|1Beec dBAF:|2Beec dBAB||
d3f edef|dfed dBAB|d3f edef|dAFD EDB,A,|d3f edef|
dfed edBc|1dBAF G3A|Beec dBAB:|2dBAF E2 FA|Beec dBAF||

Mmm…

Are you sure? it’s very similar to The Galway Ramber but I think this is another tune.
Did Frankie Gavin write The Galway Ramber?

Similarities

There are similarities, but enough to make it a different tune. Maybe Frankie was subconsciously thinking of the "Rambler" when he wrote it. If he wrote it in "D" , then that’s the key you should have posted it in, in my opinion.
"The Galway Rambler" is much older than Frankie Gavin.

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Actually I don’t know if he wrote it in D or in G. Anyway maybe you’re right and I should’ve posted it in D…

Better in G than D for flutes and whistles!!!!!!

Pere you say:" Though they play it in D but I think it’s better to post it in G here so whistles and flutes etc. can play it too"
Standard flutes are in D aren’t they?Don’t understand your reasoning sorry 🙁

Ok sorry I didn’t explain it well. I mean the lowest note in whistles and flutes is D, so if this tune is played in D the notes below D couldn’t be played. B, and A, in this tune.
I’m not good at explaining…

Give Pere a break - at least he posted the D version in the comments section 🙂

Anyway, I find that I only feel like learning newly-composed tunes if they are original-sounding material. I think this one’s too much like the Galway Rambler so there’d always be other tunes out there that attract me more immediately. Sorry Frankie. I like Alice’s Reel though.

Also close to Mrs. Crehan’s in the A part.

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