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 https://thesession.org/tunes/1518 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.
"Traver’s Reel" ~ the ‘other’
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on June 3rd 2004 by Bannerman.
Cut & Paste Job from "The Fiddler’s Companion":
TRAVER’S REEL  (Ríl Uí Threabhair).
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)
That is also already on site…
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.
No sheet music ?????
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|
A2dA eAdA|AcBG AGEG|c3A BABc|dBAG EFGA:|
|:(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|
A2dA eAdB|AcBG AGEG|c3A B3c|dBAG EFGA:|
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 ?
Hi Kenny, See Dr. Dow’s post "triplicated" above for explanation and dots.