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X:1 T:Turnpike Reel, The M:C L:1/8 K:A A2cA B2AF | E3F ABce | a2ge faec | cBBA B2cB |! A2cA B2AF | E3F ABce | a2ge faec | BABc A4 :|! E2GE BEGE | A2cA eAcA | B2^dB fBdB |e2ge bege |! agae faec | defg a2fg | a2ge faec | BABc A4 :|!



TURNPIKE REEL. AKA and see “Halfway House (The),” “Lardner's Reel (1).” Irish, American; Reel or Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 2nd strain is similar to "Lardner's Reel (1)" and "Coming down from Denver" 1st strain similar to "Leviathan Hornpipe" and "Cowboys (2). " See also “Tommy Peoples' Reel (5).” Nigel Gatherer believes a part of the tune may be related to the Scots melody “Clean Peas Straw/Strae.”


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 7. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 30. Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed’s Irish Choice), 1994; p. 38 (hornpipe setting).

Recorded sources : - Caney Mountain Records CEP 207 (privately issued extended play LP), "Missouri Fiddling by Lonnie Robertson", c. 1965-66. Green Linnet SIF 1094, Capercaillie "Sidewaulk" (1989). Green Linnet SIF 1113, De Dannan – “1/2 Set in Harlem.” Lochshore CDLDL 1215, Craob Rua - “The More that’s Said the Less the Better” (1992). Nimbus NI 5320, Paula Doohan, Liz Doherty - “Fiddle Sticks: Irish Traditional Music from Donegal” (1991). Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy – “Ceol Aduaidh” (appears as “Tommy Peoples”, their source for the tune). Les Raber - "Come Dance with Me...Again!" (2007).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording's Index [1]
Hear Michigan fiddler Les Raber's 'swung' version at Slippery Hill [2]



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