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R10: Eightsome Reel

John CarmichaelThe Eightsome Reel is quite a challenging dance, and it's also quite challenging to play for it. Music-wise, it require an initial 40 bars, then 8 lots of 48 bars, then a final 40 bars. It's long, and needs concentration.

I have borrowed this particular set from The Riverside Ceilidh Band, led by John Carmichael (accordion) and Charlie Cowie (fiddle).

Reels 10: Eightsome Reel
(Come Let Us Dance and Sing, Girl with the Blue Dress, Canadian Reel 1, St Columba's Sword, Loch Torridon, Whelan's Hornpipe, Buffalo Gals, Canadian Reel 2, Rakes of Mallow, Come Let Us Dance and Sing)
Last update: 25/2/18
Standard notation
Mandolin tablature [TAB]

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |