West Clare Reel (The)

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WEST CLARE REEL, THE. AKA and see “Dan Breen's Reel” “Kevin Burke's,” “Shepherd's Daughter (1) (The),” "Up to Your Knees in Sand." Irish, Reel. G Major ('A' part) & E Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. According to a personal communication from fiddler Patrick Ourceau, it was Clare fiddler Junior Crehan who adapted “Tear the Calico,” transforming it into the “West Clare Reel.”

Martin "Junior" Crehan (1908-1998)

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Seane Keane (50 Fiddle Solos). Taylor (Through the Half-Door), 1992; No. 24, p. 19.

Recorded sources: Flying Fish FF 070, Boys of the Lough - "Wish You Were Here" (1978). Green Linnett GLCD 1155, Martin Hayes - “Under the Moon” (1995). Shaskeen - "Atlantic Breeze."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear Martin Hayes' recording on youtube.com [2]

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