Richard Dwyer’s reel

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Richard Dwyer’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Richard Dwyer's has been added to 118 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Richard Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2 fd cdec|defd AdBA|GB (3BBB Ad (3ddd|gfed cecA|
d2 fd cdec|defd AdBA|GB (3BBB Ad (3ddd|cdec d4:|
|:fB (3BBB cdcB|A a2 g agfe|fB (3BBB cdcB|Aaag agfe|
d2 fd cdec|defd AdBA|GB (3BBB Ad (3ddd|cdec d4:|
X: 2
T: Richard Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2 fd cdec|defd A3B|GB B2 Ad d2|gfed cdef|
d2 fd cdec|defd A3B|GB B2 Ad d2|cdec d4:|
|:fB B2 A2 (3Bcd|e3f agfe|fB B2 A2 (3Bcd|efge agfe|
d2 fd cdec|defd A3B|GB B3 Ad d2|cdec d4:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Richard Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2 fd cdec | defd A2 BA | GB B2 ABdf | gfed cdec |
d2 fd cdec | defd A2 BA | GB B2 ABdB | cdec d4 :||
||: fB B2 dcBc | Aaag agfe |fB B2 dcBc | Aaag agfe |
d2 fd c2 ec | B2 dB A2 BA | GB B2 ABdB | cdec d4 :||

Thirteen comments

Wolfstone

I think this tune is an amazing tune. I was searching for it and found loads of submissions but they certainly were not the Richard Dwyers i learnt. This is the reel played by wolfstone in the ‘dinner set’ on they’re ‘Year of the Dog’ Album.

I get very frustrated with the number of names some tunes are given and also names used repeatedly for different tunes, this seems to be a perfect example. There is already a jig and a reel here that are clearly different tunes.

This is my first tune submission so i hope i did the tune justice.

Doubt it…

I can’t remember where or who at the moment, but I’ve heard this before, and am pretty sure it’s a recent composition, possibly Scottish, and nothing to do with Richard Dwyer. Just doesn’t sound like his style of tune.

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Fair Enough

It no doubt has another name, i’m always a little sceptical of tune names listed on album sleaves especially when they give the composer as ‘Trad’ , if the band doesn’t know the name they sometimes just guess.

I echoes Kenny’s comments. I’m hearing it being played by some Supergroup in my mind (Altan or Dervish maybe?) but I can’t place where I’ve heard it.

Blazers?

Maybe Blazing Fiddles?

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I play a slightly different setting which I got off Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson’s album. It is somewhat closer to this guy’s setting, except I didn’t initially drop down to the bottom D and play all the crans like the excellent piper in this youtube clip (after my mate showed me this video I do now).

It’s the third tune they play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ofb7ss23Nc

Jarlath’s version

X: 1
T: Richard Dwyer’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
d2 fd cdec|defd A3B|GB B2 Ad d2|gfed cdef|
d2 fd cdec|defd A3B|GB B2 Ad d2|cdec d4:|
|:fB B2 A2 (3Bcd|e3f agfe|fB B2 A2 (3Bcd|efge agfe|
d2 fd cdec|defd A3B|GB B3 Ad d2|cdec d4:|

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Richard Dwyer’s Reel (D)

Like Kenny, I also wonder if this could really be from the same Richard Dwyer whose tunes I have known for years. If it truly is, it would be good if Jarlath could give us its exact provenance. This is important, not pedantic; context is everything.

Re: Richard Dwyer’s

A friend of mine met Richard Dwyer this year in Ireland and asked him about this tune. He said, nice tune, but he did’nt even know it. So this tune is definitely not composed by him.

@ Kenny

When I use tunepal with the present setting, one of its proposition is Miss Girdle* which has been recorded by Battlefield Band and Tanahill Weavers, between others. Could it be your answer, Kenny ?
*https://thesession.org/tunes/2417

Re: Richard Dwyer’s

No, Didier, it’s certainly not the "Miss Girdle" which I know, and indeed , is posted here already :
https://thesession.org/tunes/2417 - as you’ve pointed out. Just compare the "abcs" of the 2 tunes.

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