The Island Of Woods reel

By Liz Carroll

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Island Of Woods has been added to 14 tune sets.

The Island Of Woods has been added to 200 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Island Of Woods
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc|B3A A2AB|A2AB AFdc|B3A B3A|B2Bc BA d/e/f|
g3f edfe|f2ed d2cA|d2cA GAFD|1 E4EA:|2 E4EE||
X: 2
T: The Island Of Woods
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gf|e3d d3e|d3e dBgf|e3d e3d|e2ef ed g/a/b|
c'3b aeac'|b2ag g2fd|g2fd cdBG|1 A4Ad:|2 A4AA||
B/c/d|eddB A3G|ABAG G2 B/c/d|egdg cGBG|A4AA B/c/d|
eddB A3G|ABAG G2 B/c/d|cdBG ADGF|D4DD||
X: 3
T: The Island Of Woods
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc|B2 BA A2 AB|A2 AB AFdc|B2 BA B3 A|B2 Bc BA d/2e/2f|
g2 gf e2 fe|f2 ed d2 cA|d2 cA GAFD|1 E5:|2 E4 z E||
F/2G/2A|BAAF E3 D|EFED D2 F/2G/2A|BdAd GAFD|E5 F/2G/2A|
BAAF E3 D|EFED D2 F/2G/2A|GAFD E2 dc|A4||

Thirteen comments

An Air

Not a reel at all of course but an Air. Another great earworm written by Liz Carrol. From her album with John Doyle, ‘In Play’

Is it just me, or is there an echo of Sting’s “Fields of Gold” in the opening bars?

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The Island of woods

This is absolutely one of my favorite tunes. Thanks so much for posting this. You are right it is an earworm.

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Is there any background to this tune?


Guitar Chords for The Island of Woods

I’ve worked out a few chords for this lovely tune but am not sure how correct they are. Does anyone know the chords for this or if the sheet music with a chord chart can be purchased anywhere. I tried Chordify and would not recommend the suggestion it came up with. Many thanks, PadraigOhA

G Maj

Added a version in G (I think) for those of us on flutes and whistles who can get up to a high c, also means we can reach the low bit in the B part as it only goes as low as D.
Weirdly I stumbled across a variation of the tune which does not sound at all right when played in key of D

/g/a/b c‘3b|aea’c b2ag|g2fd…
it does not sound right in D at all, can’t work out why?
/d/e/f g3f|eBeg|f2ed|d2BG…