S:Tommy Peoples from long ago memory - High Part of the Road & the CCE recording
| d3 c ABcG | A/B/c G=F EC C/C/C | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| dBce decB | AcG=F EC CE | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| A3 B cBcG | AcG=F EC C2 | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| dBce decB | AcG=F EC C2 | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD A^c ||
|: d2 fd adfd | c2 ec gcec | d2 fd adfd | eaag fddf |
| a3 e A/B/c/d ef | g2 af g2 fg | afge f2 ed | eaag fdd^c :||
Couldn’t find it anywhere on the web - probably didn’t look hard enough. Can’t believe it’s not been posted before.
yeah that is a sort of quadrupet in the 2nd part - wasn’t quite sure how to notate…
Changed 5th bar of 2nd part to | a3 e A/B/c/d/ ef | - that’s more like it I think!
This is the first of two reels on High Part of the road - McCahill’s Reels
To my ears that bar mentioned above sounds more like
a3 A B/c/d ef|
The second one is here:
I’d go with what Donough suggests, but if you really insist on an equal 4 count as you’ve given it wouldn’t be a quadruplet but 32nds ~
a3 e A/4B/4c/4d/4 ef | ~
Oops! ~ Sorry, I was reading it wrong, cross-eyed, mistakingly couting in the previous e as part of the second beat… Your count adds up just fine ~
a3 e A/B/c/d/ ef | ~ :-P
It’s too early for me to be fighting with this computer and trying to play music at the same time…
I dare say you’re probably right Donough… I haven’t heard the albums for years, but for good or ill that’s how I’ve been playing it for the last 15 years! :-) That set has always been one of my favourites.
I was fortunate to have been visited by Liz Carroll a number of years back. She played this tune she called "McCahill’s." She recalled hearing it played by Danny Meehan. It is obviously quite different from the tunes posted here. I thought I’d post it anyway. Perhaps someone will now it by a different name?
The version I posted above, is sometimes known as "Danny Meehan’s," or "The Gowel." I had a feeling some dedicated player would make the connection for us. Thank you Kenny. Here’s the link to alternative settings to THAT tune and some nice reference background: