Five Mile Chase (1)

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X:1 T: Five Mile Chase [1] S: M. Tubridy Q: 350 R: reel M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: G G2 BG dGBG | FADA FADA | G2 BG dGBG | egfa gedB | G2 BG dGBG | FADA FADA | G2 BG dGBG | egfa g4 || gdBd edBd | gabg agef | gdBd edBd | egaf g3 f | gabg efge | dedc BGBd | e2 eg edBd | egfa gedB ||



FIVE MILE CHASE [1], THE. AKA and see "Ballyvaughan," "Corporal Casey (2)," "Corporal Casey's Fancy," "Corporal Casey's Favourite," "Four Hand Reel (1) (The)," "Lady Gardner's," "Lady Gardner's Troops," "Lamb on the Mountain," "Miss Gardner," "Parnell's Reel," "Reel des cinq milles," "Reel de Tadoussac (2)," "Wild Fire Chase (The)," "Yellow Haired Laddie (1)." Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Black, Harker/Rafferty, Kennedy): AAB (O'Neill, Skinner): AABB (Levey): AABB' (Perlman).

Quebec fiddler A.J. Boulay recorded the tune in 1929 as "Reel des cinq milles" while René Houlé recorded it in 1931 as "Reel de Tadoussac (2)."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Johnny Foe & Foncey Chaisson (b. 1918 & 1929, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; Pat Henry (County Sligo/New York) & Mick Tubridy (Dublin) [Black]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 345, p. 184. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 26, p. 9. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 48, p. 13. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 22, p. 9. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 162. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 63. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 144.

Recorded sources: -Coleman Center CD CC004, Seamus Quinn & James McDonagh - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo"). Lochshore CDLDL 1214, Croab Rua - "The More That's Said the Less the Better" (1992).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]



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