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 Post subject: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:22 am 
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Hi.

I’m posting this in both the whistle and pipes forums.

I’m after some help.
I’ve been asked to record the Reconcilliation Reel on someone’s album in the key of D on the pipes. Does anyone know of any good arrangements that could be played alongside a fiddle playing the standard arrangement?

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am 
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Best version I have heard is the John McSherry recording of the Dublin Reel/Reconciliation.

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The sample gets into it a little bit: https://www.amazon.com/The-Dublin-Reel- ... B0038FBMOC


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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:21 am 
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Thanks for your reply.
I’m good with it in A bit am after an arrangement where it could be played in D (goes lower than the low D)
Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:48 pm 
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If you can play it in A, just transpose it yourself, but you'll have to get creative with the folding.

I don't understand what you mean when you say "a fiddle playing the standard arrangement." Does that mean the fiddler will be playing it in A? I don't see how you can play it in one key and they can play it another and how that can possibly work. Or has the fiddler transposed it to D? (if so, it begs the question, why?),


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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:56 pm 
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A singer-songwriter I’ve been doing some work with has written a song and is using the reel in the breaks in D (the song is in D). I’ve played tenor banjo on the recording and he is asking for pipes too. What I mean by the fiddler playing the original tune is he (and the banjo) is playing the tune as written (but in D as they can go lower than the pipes obviously). I was just asking for any advice or ideas anyone had, or had heard, of melodies that could replace the lower sections of the tune I can’t reach but will sound ok musically with the fiddle/banjo playing the normal tune.

Hope this makes sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:24 pm 
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It works fine if you just put every low B and A up an octave. It sounds fine on its own that way, and will sound perfectly OK played alongside fiddle.

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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
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Okay, that makes sense.

Then folding, as Ben described.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:31 pm 
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benhall.1 wrote:
It works fine if you just put every low B and A up an octave. It sounds fine on its own that way, and will sound perfectly OK played alongside fiddle.


Cheers for that. I’ll give it a go.


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 Post subject: Re: Reconciliation Reel
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:24 pm 
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I used to play this tune in A and i got sick of it on the pipes, It sits much better in G. (on the pipes at least)
As for D I haven't a clue!
Tell your fiddler to cop on, the piper always picks the key! :party:


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