The Tailor’s Thimble reel

There are 44 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Red-Haired Lass (lots of times), Miss Langford’s (a few times) and The Merry Harriers (a few times).

The Tailor’s Thimble has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Tailor's Thimble has been added to 139 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Tailor's Thimble
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: GE~E2 E2AF | GE~E2 AFDF | GE~E2 EFGA |1 BcdB AFDF :|2 BcdB ABde ||
|: f2df efde | fedB ABde | f2df efdA |1 BcdB ABde :|2 BcdB AFDF ||
X: 2
T: The Tailor's Thimble
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cAAG A3B | cA3 dBGB | cAAG ABcd |1 efge dBGB :|2 efge dega ||
b2bg a2ga | bage dega | bg3 abgd | efge dega |
b2bg a2ga | bage dega | bg2b aged | efge dBGB ||

Four comments

Also played in A minor.

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The Tailor’s Thimble

Oisin Mac Diarmada and friends recorded this with Teada, but they did much better job with the Inishfree Ceili Band back in 2004: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ceilihouse/rams/30october.ram (the second tune on the set starting around 18:30)
From Céilí House Archive 2004: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ceilihouse/1015163.html

It seems the reel was popularised by the fiddle and flute duet playing of James Morrison and John McKenna. I haven’t got a chance to hear them play it together, but Harry Bradley and Paul O’Shaughnessy recorded a great version paying homage to the two maestros.

‘First part sounds like’…
-anyone?

Re: The Tailor’s Thimble

The first part sounds like the third part of Gravel Walk.