This is the 2nd "Liz Carroll" reel recorded by Cathal Hayden. I’m not sure she ever recorded it herself - if anyone recognises it, and it has a name, please let me know. transcribed several years ago by Ged Palmer, I have "tweaked" his transcripton slightly. See also comments for the 1st of the pair, which was identified as a "Finbarr Dwyer" composition.
The Brocca Reel
I believe this is the 2nd tune off the 1st track of "A Friend Indeed," named the Brocca Reel after her father’s home in Ireland. A great set, indeed 🙂
Thanks, Charlene - the "Brocca" it is. Named after Liz’s father’s home in Co.Offaly, according to sleeve notes.
Losing the place…
Actually, Charlene, I knew that, but had forgotten - see comments on the recording below.
"The Brocca Reel" ~ a rescued ‘gan ainm’ duplication
Key signature: A Dorian
Submitted on July 28th 2008 by shoe.
T: Brocca, The
C: Liz Carroll
|: A,2 EA, G,A,B,G, | A,2 DE ABAG | ~E3 F DEFD | GABc BAGF |
EDCE DCB,G, | A,2 DE ABAG | ~E3 F DEFD |[1 GG,B,G, A,B,CD :|[2 GG,B,G, A,B,DF ||
|: Addc d2 fd | d2 fd cdec | d2 Ad FdAB | GEED EFGB |
Addc d2 fd | d2 fd cdec | ~d3 A =cAGc |[1 AGED =CDEG :|[2 AGED =CDEC |]
The Brocca Reel - Another transcription
Here is an alternative transcription, more or less the way it sounds to me from ‘A friend indeed’ recording:
A,2 A,B, G,2 B,G, | A,2 CE ABAG | E3 E F2DF | GBBc BAGF |
EA,CE DG,B,D | A,B, CE ABAG | E2FD G3E | DB,G,B, A,B,CD :|
Addc d2 fd|~d2ed cdec | dFFE DdAF | E2 E2 EDCE |
Addc d2 fd|~d2ed cdec | d2 =Fd =cAGE | ED=CE DEFG |
Addc d2 ad|~d2ad cdec | dFFE DdAF | G2FG EA,CE |
Addc d2 fd|~d2ed cdec | d2 =Fd =cAGE | ED=CE DFGF |
Here’s how I hear it from Liz Carroll’s recording
T: The Brocca
C: Liz Carroll
S: A Friend Indeed
EA,CE DG,B,D|EA,CE ABAG|E2A,E ~F2DF|GB (3ABc BAGF |
EA,CE DG,B,D|EA,CE ABAG|1 ~E2FD FG (3GFE|DB,G,B, A,B,CD:|2 EA (3cBA BcAG|G,A,B,G, A,B,^CE||
Addc d2fd|~d2ed cdec|dFFE DdAF |DE~E2 EDCE|
Addc d2fd|~d2ed cdec|d2=Fd =cAGE|EDCE DE=FE|
Dddc d2ad|~d2ad cdec|dFFE DdAF|~G2FG EA,CE|
Addc d2 fd|~d2ed cdec|d2=Fd =cAGE|EDCE DFGF||