Windy Gap (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Windy Gap [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Z:Transcribed by Conor Ward from the playing of Packie Dolan (1904-1932) K:Ador d2|A3c BGGA|BGBd gfgd|A2 Ac BGGB|dBcB cAFA| A2 Ac BGGA|BGBd g2 ga|bgag egfa|gedc B2 dB|| bg ~g2 af ~f2|gfge dega|bgdg bgdg|ea ~a2 ea~a2| bgag af ~f2|gfge dega|(3bag ag egfa|gedc BGGB||



WINDY GAP [1], THE (Bearna na Gaoithe). AKA and see "Ah Surely (1)," "Killabeg's House," "Killaghbeg House," "Bearna Gaoite," "Boys of the Twenty-Five (2)", "Bonfire (2) (The)," "Rose in the Garden (3) (The)," "Up Cloontia." Irish, Reel (whole or cut time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in New York in 1928 as “The Windy Gap” by fiddler Packie Dolan (1904-1932), originally from County Longford. However, on most 78 RPM recordings the tune was called "Ah Surely (1)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordionist Sonny Brogan (Ireland) [Breathnach]. Researcher Conor Ward believes Brogan may have learned the reel from Packie Dolan’s recording.

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉirreann vol. I), 1963; No. 81, p. 36.

Recorded sources : - Coleman Heritage Center CHC 007, James Morrison & Paddy Killoran - "From Ballymote to Brooklyn" (2002). Victor V-29006 (78 RPM), Packie Dolan's Melody Boys (1928). Viva Voce VVCD006, "Packie Dolan: The Forgotten Fiddle Player Of The 1920's."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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