Strange Journey reel

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Strange Journey has been added to 1 tune set.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Strange Journey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B~F3 BFAF|EFDE F~A3|B~F3 BFAF|EFDE FDFA|
B~F3 BFAF|EFDE F~A3|A~B3 dBAF|EFDE FDFA:|
d2cd B3c|decA B~e3|d2cd BFAF|EFDE FDFA|
d2cd B3c|decA B~e3|f2ed BFAF|1 EFDE FDFA:|2 EFDE FDdc||
2
X: 2
T: Strange Journey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A~E3 AEGE|DECD E~G3|A~E3 AEGE|DECD ECEG|
A~E3 AEGE|DECD E~G3|G~A3 cAGE|DECD ECEG:|
c2Bc A3B|cdBG A~d3|c2Bc AEGE|DECD ECEG|
c2Bc A3B|cdBG A~d3|e2dc AEGE|1 DECD ECEG:|2 DECD ECcB||

Eight comments

Strange Journey

My transcription of this reel from Wired by Michael McGoldrick. Although hey plays it in A minor I post it in B minor which is the fingering he uses, he must be playing it with a C flute.

To me it looks like a variation of a tune called Old Maids Of Galway, or The Hag’s Reel, which has been around a long time. I would be surprised if these weren’t in the Tunes list, if you wanted to look them up and compare.

Yeah you’re right, I’ve just compared them and yes they’re pretty much the same. I had no idea.

It often happens!

Mmm… though… the track list of the album says:
"4. Strange Journey
(Shaw/McGoldrick)"
It doesn’t say "trad arr." like other tracks…

This tune sounds very familiar to me too, esp. the A-part. On the CD "Notes from the Heart" by Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy this tune is called ‘Paddy’s gone to France". The version in G is known as mentioned above as ‘The Old Maids of Galway’ or ‘The Green meadow’. Funny enough: the Irish name of this tune, taken from Brendán Breathnach, would be translated into ‘Young girls of Mayo’. Allright? It’s really a strange Journey through all these names. To me it’s more or less a typical MacGoldrick- version of the wellknown tune.

Here’s it in A Minor the way Michael McGoldrick plays it on the album

X: 1
T: Strange Journey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amin
A~E3 AEGE|DECD E~G3|A~E3 AEGE|DECD ECEG|
A~E3 AEGE|DECD E~G3|G~A3 cAGE|DECD ECEG:|
c2Bc A3B|cdBG A~d3|c2Bc AEGE|DECD ECEG|
c2Bc A3B|cdBG A~d3|e2dc AEGE|1DECD ECEG:|2DECD ECcB||