Cluain Ard reel

Also known as Chluain Ard.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Cluain Ard has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Cluain Ard
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2FD ADBD|ADFD EGFE|DAFA BAFa|1 egfe dedB:|2 egfe d2dB||
Adfd adfd|egfe dBAF|Adfd adfd|egfe d2dB|
Adfd adfd|egfe dBAB|defg afdf|egfe dedB||
X: 2
T: Cluain Ard
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2FD ADBD|A2FD EAAF|DAFA BAFa|egfe dedB|
A3A A2dB|A2FD EGFE|DAFA BAFa|egfe d2dB||
Ad~d2 a2fd|egfe dBAF|Ad~d2 a2fd|egfe d2dB|
~d3f a2fd|egfe dBAB|defg afdf|egfe dedB||

Two comments

Cluain Ard (highland)

This is a highland learnt from Marcas O’Murchu’s flute playing. The version is actually my own with a few alterations. The original version on the recording goes like this:

K: D
A2FD ADBD|A2FD EAAF|DAFA BAFa|egfe dedB|
A3A A2dB|A2FD EGFE|DAFA BAFa|egfe d2dB||
Ad~d2 a2fd|egfe dBAF|Ad~d2 a2fd|egfe d2dB|
~d3f a2fd|egfe dBAB|defg afdf|egfe dedB||

According to the notes, the tune is named after the high land at Cluain Ard in Belfast. Marcas’s father seems to be the source.

Some people might think this tune sounds a bit similar to Last Night’s Fun: https://thesession.org/tunes/63 But, anyway, this is a highland and played with a bit of swing, though not as heavily as a strathspey.