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 Twenty Five (2)", "Bonfire (2) (The)," "Rose in the Garden (The)," "Up Cloontia." Irish, Reel. Ador. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in New York in 1932 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 (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 81, p. 36.

Recorded sources: - Coleman Heritage Center CHC 007, James Morrison & Paddy Killoran - "From Ballymote to Brooklyn" (2002).

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



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