West Mabou reel

Also known as The West Mabou.

There are 20 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

West Mabou appears in 1 other tune collection.

West Mabou has been added to 3 tune sets.

West Mabou has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: West Mabou
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|g2 dg e2 dB|g2 dg eaaf|g2 dg e2 dB|A2 GA BGGe|
g2 dg e2 df|g2 dg eaag|bgaf gfed|efga babg|
eddB dedB|~A2 GA BAAg|eddB dedB|~A2 GA BGGg|
eddB dedB|~A2 GA BAAe|g2 bg ~e2 dB|A2 GA BGG||
2
X: 2
T: West Mabou
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|g2 dg e2 dB|g2 dg eaab|g2 dg e2 dB|A2 GA BGGe|
g2 dg e2 db|g2 dg eaag|bgaf gfed|efga babg|
eddB dedB|A2 GA BAAg|eddB dedB|A2 GA BGGg|
eddB dedB|A2 GA BAAe|g2 bg e2 dB|A2 GA BGG||

Five comments

The West Mabou Reel

Cape Breton tune which is on Alasdair Fraser’s Return to Kintail album with Tony McManus — the set it’s part of is The Marquis of Huntley / The Ewie Wi’ the Crooked Horn / John Cheap the Chapman / Peerie Weerie / The West Mabou Reel. Really joyful tune!

Another version I found online is at http://members.tripod.com/~Rosin_the_bow/tunes.html — based on the playing of Ashley MacIsaac and Buddy MacMaster.

X:6
T:West Mabou
R:Reel
O:Cape Breton
M:2/2
C:Trad.-Ashley MacIsaac, Buddy MacMaster
K:G
e|g2 dg e2 dB|g2 dg eaab|g2 dg e2 dB|A2 GA BGGe|
g2 dg e2 db|g2 dg eaag|bgaf gfed|efga babg|
eddB dedB|A2 GA BAAg|eddB dedB|A2 GA BGGg|
eddB dedB|A2 GA BAAe|g2 bg e2 dB|A2 GA BGG||

Gosh, well spotted, David! So it is!

Wow, I can hear the similarities once I pop out a midi, but looking at the patterns of the dots, I can’t see it at all…interesting. A case of similar origins, tune families, what-have-you…

Also on Beolach - Variations under the West Mabou name. Great sounding tune, can’t wait to play it myself.