“The Eel In The Sink” was one of the first tunes I learned on the concertina and I have enjoyed playing it ever since. I learned this reel from Terry Bingham’s album, but it is also a tune I associate with Sean Vaughan, a great accordion player from Kilmaley who plays in Doolin often. It was also recorded by John Williams on his first album. He plays it after “Thadey Casey’s” and this is a set I play regularly.
Some people play this tune with C# instead of C naturals. I like both, but I think it is more common with C naturals.
T:Eel in the Sink, The
e2AB cdec|d2BG dG (3Bcd|e2AB cdef|gedg e~A3|
e2AB cdec|d2BG dGBd|eAAB cdef|gedg eAA2||
a2ea aged|(3Bcd ef g2ea|a2ea agab|gedg e~A3|
a2ea aged|cdef g2fg|afge fdef|gfge dABd||