The Moving Cloud is a great reel that I associate with the playing of flute maestro Michel Bonamy. I have a vivid memory of Michel playing this tune at a session in Doolin many years ago, and his version was just out of this world. This reel was composed by Neillidh Boyle and he called it “The Moving Clouds” (plural). It is most commonly known as “The Moving Cloud” now though.
Noel Hill also recorded an amazing version of The Moving Cloud on his album “The Irish Concertina”, on which he follows it with “Devaney’s Goat“.
T:Moving Cloud (The)
|:DGBG EGcG|DGBG AGEG|cEGc Bdgb|aged cEGE |
DGBG EGcG|DGBG AG (3EFG|cBAc BAGB|1 ADFA G2GE:|2 ADFA GABc||
|:d2bd adgd|~d2bd adgd|e2c’e beae|~e2c’e beae|
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