Up to Your Knees in Sand

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UP TO YOUR KNEES IN SAND (Chuig na Glúine I nGaineamh Thú). AKA and see “West Clare Reel (The).” Irish, Reel. G Major/E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody bears some similarity to the better-known “Temperance Reel.”

Source for notated version: whistle player Mary Bergin (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Black (Music’s the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 1, p. 1. Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 159, p. 74. Treoir, II, 5; p. 13 (untitled tune).

Recorded sources: Gael Linn Records CEF 071, Mary Bergin – “Feadoga Stain” (1979). Green Linnet GLCD 1184, Patrick Street – “Made in Cork” (1997. Appears as “Up to Your Neck in Sand”).

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