The Coast Of Austria reel

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with London Lasses (a few times).

The Coast Of Austria has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Coast Of Austria has been added to 109 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Coast Of Austria
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
B |:ce ~e2 fece | ~f3a eAcA | ce ~e2 fece | faag a2 ab |
"See Var #1" c'bac' bafa| ~f3e f2 af|"See Var #2" eAce ~f3 a|ecBc A2 AB:|
|:c2 Bc AF ~F2 | EcEF A2 AB| ce ~e2 fece | faag a2 ab |
c'bac' bafa| ~f3e f2 af|eAce ~f3 a|ecBc A2 AB:|
||"Var #1" c'2 c'2 bafa ||"Var #2" eAcef2 f2||
X: 2
T: The Coast Of Austria
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ceee fece|efff ecBc|Aeee fece|faag a2z2|
=c'ba=c' baf2|effe faa2|eece eaaf|ecBc A3B:|
|:cccB AFFF|EEEF AAAB|ceee fece|faag a2z2|
=c'ba=c' baf2|effe faa2|eece eaaf|ecBc A3B:|
# Added by gam .
X: 3
T: The Coast Of Austria
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E |:FA A2 BAFA | B3d ADFD | FA A2 BAFA | Bddc d2 de |
fedf edBd| B3A B2 dB|ADFA B3 d|AFEF D2 DE:|
|:F2 EF DB B2 | AFAB D2 DE| FA A2 BAFA | Bddc d2 de |
fedf edBd| B3A B2 dB|ADFA B3 d|AFEF D2 DE:|
# Added by JACKB .

Eleven comments

Rock Out Whistle Players

This tune was was apparently written by Sean Ryan (the whistle player) and is a particularly cool tune for the whistle. Although a simple tune overall, it goes up to the high C#, which for the whistle is pushing the enveloped but works well here i think. I’ve attempted to highlight two nifty variations which spice things up; the idea with the variations is that you sort of dip into the quarter notes, giving the phrase a little lift. Enjoy!

Funny name, since Austria hasn’t a coast at all. It’s said Sean Ryan composed that tune on a boattrip after having had a few drinks. He wanted to name that tune the Coast of Australia but couldn’t manage the right pronounciation anymore. So it ended up as the Coast of Austria. Nice tune, anyway!

On his solo album, Kevin Griffin plays this tune in D, so he doesn’t have to bother with the monster reach for C# on his 19-fret tenor banjo.

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Composed by sean ryan

this tune was indeed composed by the whistle player sean ryan. he told me he composed it while driving home from a session one night . when he awoke in the morning he could not remember how it went but thankfully his wife had recorded it in the car with him!
sean’s friend gave it the humorous title !

Brill tune!! I have been to a few workshops with sean ryan!!! :P

‘a particularly cool tune for the whistle’
Jawoll! Bend it like Bregenz!

The Coast of Austria

Wi learn from Vikipedia that Bregenz is twinned with Bangor in Northern Ireland and that a regular ferry service links the two ports (the main export from Austria is contraband Szwiss chocolade, while North Down sends unclaimed golf balls) .
The cliffs there rise to 1,401 ft above the water (which itself lies at a pretty konstanz (ha ha) 1,399 ft) which make them some of the highest in Europe. (Darwin can be seen from there on a clear day)

Chosta na Hostaire

The simpler ABC version was the way I learned it from an old whistle cassette, made by, if I recall, Sean Ryan; although I may be wrong. It was entitled "Chosta na Hostaire" in the sleeve notes.

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The Coast Of Austria

The Austro-Hungarian Empire, at any rate, *did* rule over a coastline, on the Adriatic: it included, at one time or another, Venice, Trieste and the shores of Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (which does have a very narrow outlet to the sea).

Re: The Coast Of Austria

X:3 might be in Dmajor?

X:3 is in D

Yes— swisspiper is correct. X:3 is in D. However, it isn’t quite the way Kevin Griffin plays it on Traditional Music from Doolin.
It’s a lovey tune in D. I slow it down and play it with a lot of swing. Reminds me of The Maid’s Behind is Bare.