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The Tamlin Reel


A nice way to break up a set of Tam Lin ballads, the Tamlin reel is also a favorite among many Irish and Scottish session players. This version is very playable on the harp.

A rollicking reel, so fun to play!  I've shared the love between two hands, making it achievable even for advanced beginners.  There are some cool downward rolling chords for that spooky effect, and also some fun grace notes (leave them out until you can play the melody well without them).

In A minor (key of C); one page of music; no lever changes, fingerings or brackets.

Listen to The Tamlin Reel (software-generated mp3):