“The Abbey Reel” is a popular session tune that I learned from a session with Terry Bingham, Yvonne Casey & Stéphane.
T:Abbey Reel, The
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||
“The Boys of Bluehill” is one of the most common tune in Irish Music. Some would say it is only a beginner tune, but I think it is a beautiful hornpipe. This is the version we play around Doolin, I think I got it from Terry Bingham. I like playing this tune with flute player Adrian McMahon, he usually plays it after “The Good Natured Man”.