Abbey Reel - Tunes From Doolin - Irish Traditional Music

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Abbey Reel (The)

“The Abbey Reel” is a popular session tune that I learned from a session with Terry Bingham, Yvonne Casey & Stéphane. It was actually one of the first reels I learned on the concertina, back in 2007.

X:1
T:Abbey Reel, The
R:reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Ador
A3B A2GE|A2GA BGdB|A2AB AGEF|G2GA BGdB|
A2AB AGEG|A2GA BddB|A2AB AGEF|G2GA BGBd||
e~g3 a2ab|gabg aged|e~g3 a2ga|bgaf gedg|
e~g3 agbg|agbg aged|e~g3 a2ga|bgaf gedB||

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

Kerryman’s Daughter (The)

“The Kerryman’s Daughter” is one of my favourite tunes. I associate this reel with Sean Vaughan (and learned it from a recording I made of a gig I played with Sean and Noel O’Donoghue). Anytime he plays this tune feels like it’s party time! Great tune, thanks Sean!

Read More »

Imelda Roland’s

“Imelda Roland’s” is without a doubt one of my favourite reels. I learned if from the playing of concertina player Claire Keville, who recorded it on the album “An Trí is a Rian” with John Weir and Eithne Ní Dhonaile. In the sleeve notes of the album, Claire explains that she was told by Imelda Roland’s daughter that her mother used to lilt this tune while boiling potatoes for the pigs. The tune was picked up and made popular later by Joe Cooley and her brother Raymond Roland.

Read More »

Boys of Ballisodare (The)

“The Boys of Ballisodare” is a popular session which I learned from Christy Barry, Terry Bingham & James Devitt. It is very often played before “The Five Mile Chase”.

Read More »
Recent Comments