The Atlantic Wave reel

Also known as Atlantic Roar, Byrnes, Cronin’s, Round The Square, Tonn Atlantaċ.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

The Atlantic Wave appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Atlantic Wave has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Atlantic Wave has been added to 95 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Atlantic Wave
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3DEF|G3 B d3B|cBcd efge|d2 BG dGBG|FDAD BDAD|
G3 B d3 B|cBcd efge|d2 (3gfe dcBA|(3GAG FA G2:|
|:(3Bcd|gfgd ed^ce|dfab adfa|bagf gdBG|FDAD BDAD|
G3 B d3 B|cBcd efge|d2(3gfe dcBA|(3GAG FA G2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Atlantic Wave
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|d2BG DGBG|FDAD BDAF|
G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|GcAF G2:|
|:(3Bcd|[g3d3]d ed^ce|dfab adfa|bagf gdBG|FDAD BDAF|
G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|GcAF G2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Atlantic Wave
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2BG d2dB|cBcd efge|d2BG DGBG|(3FED AD BDAF|
G2BG d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|1 G2GF G2(3DEF:|2 G2GF G2 (3def||
|:g2fg ed^ce|dfab afdf|bagf gdBG|(3FED AD BDAF|
G2BG d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|1 GBAF G2 (3def:|2 GBAF G2z2||
4
X: 4
T: The Atlantic Wave
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3DEF||G2 (3BAG dGBd|cBcd efge|(3d^cd BG dGBG|(3FED AD BDAF|
GA (3BAG dGBd|cBcd efge|dgfg (3d^c=c AF|GBAF G2:|
|:Bd|(3gbg fg ed^ce|dfab afda|bagf gdBG|(3FED AD BDAF|
GA (3BAG dGBd|cBcd efge|d~g3 dcAF|GBAF G2:|
5
X: 5
T: The Atlantic Wave
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dB|G2GF GBdB|cBcd efge|(3dgd BG dGBG|FDAD BdAB|
G2GF GBdB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|GBAF G2||
Bd|(3gbg (3faf (3efe dc|dfab afdg|bagf gdBG|FDAD BdAB|
G2GF GBdB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|GBAF G2||

Eleven comments

Hornpipe

there is also a hornpipe called ‘Atlantic Roar" I learned from a sheet music book by Johannes Schiefner. I think he learned it from Liam O’Flynn

This is "The Atlantic Wave". "The Atlantic Roar" is the tune that urs is talking about.

Yup, that’s Atlantic Wave, all right. I hear it at least twice a week without fail, every time I teach dance class, as it’s the first reel on One More Time, just about the only practice CD I use in class these days…

Hi Zeens,
This is actually a bit of a boring tune, well not boring, but it doesn’t do all that much, but I quite like it anyway. I play this:

(3DEF|G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|d2BG DGBG|FDAD BDAF|
G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|GcAF G2:|
|:(3Bcd|[g3d3]d ed^ce|dfab adfa|bagf gdBG|FDAD BDAF|
G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg acAF|GcAF G2:|

That should be an "e" in the 2nd to last bar, but actually, "a" sounds nice - perhaps I’ll start doing that.

Oh, I quite like the way that Billy, Brendan, and Zan play the thing (*grin* I wasn’t going to mention names, and then I realized that it was you) — not boring at all! Of course, they’re kind of all over the place with the thing, barely a quarter note to be seen…

Other titles

This tune shows up in Bulmer & Sharpley (book 3, #20) as ‘Cronins’, and can be found in Josephine Keegan’s collection "A Drop in the Ocean" as ‘Round the Square’.

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Atlantic Wave

X:3 from the Luke O’Malley collection, basically as played by Charlie Mullvihill and Paddy Reynolds on their LP too.

The Atlantic Wave, X:4

This setting from a tape of accordion player Kevin Keegan, recorded some time in the 1960’s, who follows it with Kiss Me Kate in Gmaj (https://thesession.org/tunes/2530 ). This recording is available for listening in person at the Burns Library at Boston College as Box 29/Folder 10/Track 17. As I understand it, the tune is an Ed Reavy composition and can be played as either a hornpipe or reel. Keegan does a lovely job with the tune, giving it a lovely backbeat and cushion.

The Atlantic Wave / Byrne’s, X:5

This setting is from Padraig O’Keeffe from the manuscripts published by Dan Herlihy in 2003 (page 47, tune 7). This was in notation for an (single row?) accordion player. He termed it Byrne’s Hornpipe.
Many years back I had a recording (which I have since lost) of this tune played by Denis Murphy, at the lick of a reel but without sounding too fast. I’m pretty sure he called it Lad O’Beirne’s. (It might be on the Job of Journeywork tape, but mine is lost.) So maybe Denis brought the tune back to Padraig from New York?