The Atlantic Wave reel

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

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Atlantic Wave has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Atlantic Wave has been added to 93 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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:|
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:|
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|1G2GF G2(3DEF:|2G2GF G2 (3def|
|:g2fg ed^ce|dfab afdf|bagf gdBG|(3FED AD BDAF|
G2BG d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|1GBAF G2 (3def:|2GBAF G2z2 |
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 :||

Ten 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.