Coalminer's Reel (The)

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X:1 T:Coalminers, The T:Fir an Ghuail M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Dan Cummins Z:transcribed by Liam Hart R:reel K:D |D2DED2DF|A2FD EDB,D|D2DED2FA|dBAFE2FE| D2DED2DF|A2FD EDB,D|D2DED2FA|dBAFD4:| |d3 B ABdB|A2 FD EDB,D|d3 B ABde|fedf e2 de| fddd edBd|A2 FD EDB,D|D2DED2FA|dBAF D4||



COALMINER'S REEL, THE (Fir an Ghuail). AKA - "Coal Miner's Reel." AKA and see "More Power to Your Elbow." Irish, Reel. G Major (Flaherty): D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in the 1929 in America by the Flanagan Brothers for Columbia Records.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - flute player Harry McGowan (b. 1937, Carrowmore, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources : - Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 157.

Recorded sources: -CIC CD, Marcas a Murchu - "Ó Bhéag go Béal." Columbia Records CO (78 RPM), Flanagan Brothers (1929). Gael Linn CEF 115, Frankie Gavin & Paul Brock - "A Tribute to Joe Cooley." Green Linnet GLCD 1184, Patrick Street - "Made in Cork" (1997).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear a version played by whistle player Micheál Ó hAlmhain at the Comhaltas Archive [3]



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