The Asturian Way reel

By Brian Finnegan

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Asturian Way has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Asturian Way has been added to 101 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Asturian Way
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ABcd eAe(d|d)dcA d4|d2 cA cA (G2|G)AAG ABGE|
ABcd eAe(d|d)dcA (d4|d)aga e2 (d2|1 d)cAG A3 E:|2 d)cAG A4||
E2 (3Bcd eA (g2|g)ged e a3|B2 (3BBB edAG|G A3 ABGE|
E2 (3Bcd eA (g2|g)ged e a2 A|cde d2 c (d2|d)cAG A4:|
X: 2
T: The Asturian Way
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmix
Bcde fBf(e|e)edB e4|e2 dB dB (A2|A)BBA BcAF|
Bcde fBf(e|e)edB (e4|e)bab f2 (e2|1 e)dBA B3 F:|2 e)dBA B4||
F2 (3cde fB (a2|a)afe f b3|c2 (3ccc feBA|A B3 BcAF|
F2 (3cde fB (a2|a)afe f b2 B|def e2 d (e2|e)dBA B4:|

Eleven comments

The Asturian Way

This is another brilliant tune by Brian Finnegan. On the CD, Haven, it’s in F#, which meant it was complete Hell to learn, and even worse to transcribe. I had to listen to it over and over and over and over again, until it was completely burnt into my brain, and then listen to it yet again, this time pausing it every two seconds to check I’d got it right and scribble it down. I hope I have got it right, and I BLOODY WELL HOPE it’s not a duplicate!
But it’s a great tune - easily my favourite on that CD - and I’m sooo glad I’ve finally learnt it!

Thanks for posting…lush memories 🙂

You probably should have picked up a Bb whistle… would have saved you lots of grief and headaches.

I believe the composer of this tune has never expected someone else to learn and play it in public.

This tune appears in the much easier key of G on the Wolfstone CD Terra Firma as the first tune in track 7 ‘Falun Fine’.

The first tune in this set is played in Amajor, and the second in E, so this set was clearly on an A whistle… I think that’d mean it’s played in Bmix originally?

On that video, what whistle is Brian playing?


Not sure what whistle Brian is playing (most definitely it’s E or A) but they play it in F#, not Bb.

Re: The Asturian Way

Rich and Narek, he’s playing a Goldie low A