The Drumerkane reel

Also known as The Drummerkane, The Old Schoolmaster.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Drumerkane has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Drumerkane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
efed B2 dB | AFAB d3 f | efed B2 dB | AFDF E2 D2 |
efed B2 dB | AFAB d2 ef | gfed B2 dB | AFDF E2 D2 :|
FA (3AAA BAdA | BAdA BAdA | FA (3AAA B2 dB | AFDF E2 DE |
FA (3AAA BAdA | BAdA BAdA | F3 A G3 B | AFDF E2 D2 :|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Drumerkane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~b3a ~g3e|dB~B2 dega|~b3a ~g3e|dBGA BA~A2:|
|:Bd~d2 edgd|edgd edgd|Bd~d2 edge|1 dBGB A2GA:|2 dBGB A2G2||

Five comments

The Drumerkane

From “The Missing Reel” recording by Jack Lee and Seamus Maguire.

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A version of the Primrose Lass?

This strikes me as being very similar to the version of the Primrose Lass that goes up to the high B. A quick cut & paste from Norbeck’s site to show you the one I mean:

X: 1
T: The Primrose Lass
R: reel
D: Dervish - Harmony Hill
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~b3a ~g3e|dB~B2 dega|~b3a ~g3e|dBGA BA~A2:|
|:Bd~d2 edgd|edgd edgd|Bd~d2 edge|1 dBGB A2GA:|2 dBGB A2G2||

PS I think this one sounds better as a single.

I find it similar to Graf Spey too. I agree it’d be better as a single.