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Cat That Ate The Candle (The)

“The Cat That Ate The Candle”, which I learned from the late Frankie Kennedy (Donegal flute player, founding member of Altan), is one of the few tunes on this site that actually has nothing to do with Doolin. It is simply the opening reel of one of my favourite tracks ever, Frankie’s solo on Altan’s very first album.
If you’re not familiar with this track, you should have a listen here : https://youtu.be/3nYXEs0_dKA

X:1
T:Cat That Ate The Candle, The
R:reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Emin
E~B3 BAB^c|d2AF DEFD|E~A3 BAGF|GBAF GEEB|
E~B3 BAB^c|d2AF DEFD|E~A3 BAGF|GBAF GEE2||
B~e3 Begb|afge fdd2|eBdB =cBAF|GBAF GEE2|
B~e3 Begb|a2ge eddf|e2dB =cBAF|GBAF GEEB||

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