The Tailor’s Thimble reel

There are 47 recordings of this tune.

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The Tailor’s Thimble appears in 5 other tune collections.

The Tailor’s Thimble has been added to 17 tune sets.

The Tailor's Thimble has been added to 153 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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||
2
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||

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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.