West Mabou reel

Also known as The West Mabou.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Casey’s Pig (a few times), Paddy On The Turnpike (a few times), The London Lasses (a few times), The Night We Had The Goats (a few times) and Pirrie Wirrie (a few times).

West Mabou has been added to 2 tune sets.

West Mabou has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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||
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.