Catherine Marie reel

By Frank McCollum

Also known as Kate Marie.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Catherine Marie has been added to 1 tune set.

Catherine Marie has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Catherine Marie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2GA GEDE|G2Bd edBd|g2ag efge|
g2ag efge|1 dBAB GDEF:|2 dBAB GABd||
|:g2ga g2ed|eaab a2ga|baab aged|
efga gede|g2ga g2ed|eaab a2ga|
baag ageg|1 dBAB GABd:|2 dBAB GDEF||

Three comments

Kate Marie

This tune was written by Frank McCollam, of Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, who played the Fiddle, Bagpipes & taught the local Accordion band.

His most popular composition was ‘The Home Ruler’, made famous by Noel Hill & Tony Linnane on their benchmark recording.

I have it in the back of my mind that Deirdre Havlin recorded this tune when she played with Deanta, but I’m not sure. No doubt someone out there can put me right.

I learned it from Fiddle player Chris McCormick, who was Franks star pupil.

Nice tune, nice, easy, unconstrained flow of notes.

The tune is in Fmajor on that lovely mp3 link.