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Take Five

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 5/16/2015
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Notes: This tune has found its way into Irish traditional music circles, and I play it regularly with James Wickham (button accordion) at the Cryan's session in Carrick on Bannow, Co. Leitrim. James and I have moved it up to Em in a tune medley, followed by 'Ships are Sailing' and then a tune in D, depending, sometimes 'St. Anne's Reel' or 'The Maid Behind the Bar'. It always goes over well with the punters.

3 comments

peter somerville Says:
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @12:10:51 AM
wow this arrangement looks great Tom! It's now on my 'to learn' list. thanks for posting. It's really stating the melody clearly. would love to hear you improvising on it one day.

jkacur Says:
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @5:06:03 AM
Really!? I used to play this on the piano. I was thinking it might be cool to arrange some jazz pieces for the 5-string, to think that people play this in an Irish Session! Wow, I'd love to hear you do it. Either, solo or session form. Do you have a fiddle version of the dots that I could pass on to the folks who do the session in Hamburg?

jkacur Says:
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @5:08:17 AM
Also, what is "Carrick on Bannow, Co Leitrim", I can only see a Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.

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