Traver’s reel

Also known as Traver’s.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Traver’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Traver’s has been added to 7 tunebooks.

Twelve comments

Transcribed by Paul de Grae
Irish, Reel. A Dorian (‘A’ part) & G Major (‘B’ part). Standard. AB (Breathnach/CRE II): AA’BB’ (Breathnach/Man & his Music). The title probably refers to a County Leitrim born flute player named Hugh Travers who was a member for a time of the Dublin Metropolitan Garda Ceili Band, along with whom he recorded some 78 RPM sides in the 1930s (Philippe Varlet). There is a jig version of the tune derived from the reel. Sources for notated versions: flute player Matt Molloy (Ireland) [Breathnach]; piper Liam Ó Floinn (Kildare) [Breathnach/Man & his Music]. Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 99, pg. 51. Breathnach (The Man & his Music), 1996; No. 3, pg. 102. Mulligan Records LUN 004, “Matt Molloy” (1976).


This is a dead common tune and is in the database twice already and find link to the other one in the comments. PS what is going on with the key? Surprised that this has been allowed to slip through the net.

Z: Transcribed by Paul de Grae ~ K: G Major

It is worth noting Hughie Travers’ works quite nicely as a jig (see A Touch of Clare by Kitty Hayes for example)

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I DIDN’T SUBMIT THIS !!! I don’t even like this tune.

I have no clue how this got submitted under my name.
I never heard it before.
Sounds weird to me.
I don’t even know how to submit tunes.
Whoever submitted it under my name - please stop. I have no clue how you did it under my name either.

Re: Traver’s

No sheet music ?????

Re: Traver’s

D:Matt Molloy: “Black album”
D:Davy Spillane: Atlantic Bridge
A2dA eAdA|~A2BG AGEG|A2dA eAdg|gedB GBdB|
A2dA eAdA|~A2BG AGEG|c3A ~B3c|dBAG EFGA:|
|:(3B^cd ed gedB|GBAF GED2|(3B^cd ef ~g3e|~a3f gfed|
(3B^cd ed gedB|GBAF GED2|c3A ~B3c|1 dBAG EFGA:|2 dBAG EFGB||
|:~A3d eAdA|~A2BG AGEG|A2dA eAde|gfga gedB|
|:(3B^cd ed gedB|GAAF GED2|(3B^cd ed ~g3b|a2fa gfed|
(3B^cd ed gedB|GBAF GED2|c2Ac BABc|1 dBAG EFGA:|2 dBAG EFGB||
P:more variations 1st part
|:A2dA eAdB|AcBG AGEG|A2dA eAde|gedB GBdB|

Re: Traver’s

Is it just me ? I posted above a year ago that there’s no sheet music accompanying this. Still not seeing anything, yet it seems to be in 7 tunebooks.Where did it go ?

Re: Traver’s

Hi Kenny, See Dr. Dow’s post “triplicated” above for explanation and dots.