Road to Drum (The)

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X: 1 % T:The Road To Drum R:Hornpipe C:Ed Reavy M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:Joe Reavy N:Ed took this road once when he was young. N:The boys were on holiday to attend a session of music N:in Drum. It was the first time Ed heard flutes N:and fiddles playing tunes like Trim the Velvet, N:Rakish Paddy. It was an early awakening to the N:music for him that he never forgot. K:D | D2 FA dAFd | c2 Ad cdeg | (3fgf ec dcAF | GECE A,ECE | | D2 FA dAFd | c2 Ad cAfG | (3AAA ce gece |1 d2 dc dBAF :|2 d2 dc def^g | |: a2 ^gb afdf | (3aaa ^gb afdf | g2 fa gece | Aece Aec^g | | a2 ^gb afdf | (3aaa ^gb afdf | gece bece |1 d2 dc def^g :|2 d2 dc dBAF |]



ROAD TO DRUM, THE. Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). Joseph Reavy, Ed’s son, explains:

Ed took this road once when he was young. The boys were on holiday to attend a session of music in Drum. It was the first time Ed heard flutes and iddles playing tunes like ‘Trim the Velvet’ and ‘Rakish Paddy’.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 115, p. 128.

Recorded sources: -



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