The Rainbow’s End reel

By Vincent Broderick

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Rainbow’s End has been added to 1 tune set.

The Rainbow's End has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Rainbow's End
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GE|:D2 DE G2 GE|D2 DE GA B2|dBBA GABG|A2 BA AGEG|
D2 DE G2 GE|D2 DE GABG|B2 BA G2 GA|BAGE ED D2:|
Bdd^c d2 GA|BAAG EG G2|EAAG EFGA|BGAG EG D2|
Bdd^c d2 GA|BAAG EF G2|B2 BA G2 GA|BAGE ED D2:|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Rainbow's End
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2DE G2GE|DB,DE GABG|dBBA GABG|A2BG AGEG|
D2DE G2GE|DB,DE GABG|ABBA GFGA|1 BAGE EDB,E:|2 BAGE EDD2||
|:Bdde d2GA|BGAG EFG2|EAAG EFGA|B2AG EFGA|
Bdde d2GA|BGAG EFGA|B2BA GFGA|1 BAGE EDD2:|2 BAGE EDB,E||

Five comments

The Rainbow’s End

I transcribed this Vincent Broderick tune yesterday, and at the same time, a discussion was posted asking the name of the same tune. Naturally enough, it goes with Mr. Broderick’s other fine composition, "The Crock Of Gold". I first heard it on a record by "The Eamonn Ceannt Ceili Band", of which Vincent Broderick was a member. Vincent Broderick recorded these 2 reels on one of the Comhaltas Tour LPs from the 1980s.

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Oops..

No he didnae - not on the ECCB record, it was from the Comhaltas recording. Several of his tunes were played by the band on that record, including the "Crock", and "The Milky Way", which I posted some years ago.

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As taught by Micheál Ó Raghallaigh

Here’s the tune as taught in a workshop last week by concertina player Micheál Ó Raghallaigh — very slight differences here and there, including a few low B’s (eat your hearts out, flute players). Micheál didn’t have a name for it, so I’m grateful to Kenny for the identification.

X:1
T:Rainbow’s End
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:G
D2DE G2GE | DB,DE GABG | dBBA GABG | A2BG AGEG |
D2DE G2GE | DB,DE GABG | ABBA GFGA |1 BAGE EDB,E :|2 BAGE EDD2 ||
|: Bdde d2GA | BGAG EFG2 | EAAG EFGA | B2AG EFGA |
Bdde d2GA | BGAG EFGA | B2BA GFGA |1 BAGE EDD2 :|2 BAGE EDB,E ||

Re: The Rainbow’s End

It only recently registered with me when returning to this fine reel that it is played in a single octave. I also had a look at the transcription in Vincent Broderick’s first collection of tunes and noticed that the tune, although to my ear firmly in the key of "G maj", is listed as having both "c" and "f" notes as sharps. I think he does play "c#s" in the 1st and 5th bars of the second part, so have made changes in my original transcription.
Here’s a recording of the composer playing this reel, followed by "The Crock Of Gold", in 1976 :
https://youtu.be/Cxi19dKamwQ

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