Reel, D, Traditional Irish
- Video – The Bothy Band: The Salamanca / The Banshee / The Sailor’s Bonnet – from the album 1975.
- Audio – Comhaltas: Salamanca – session recording from the album Foinn Seisiún Volume 1
- Video – Pat Barton Accordion: Irish Reel: The Salamanca on button accordion – played on d/d# diatonic button accordion.
As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference. The version of the tune here is simplified, based on The Bothy Band’s recording of the tune on their 1975 album.
Play from the Dots
Examples of sets that include this tune.
- Salamanca Reel Set: The Salamanca (D) / The Banshee (G) / The Sailor’s Bonnet (D)
- The Salamanca / The Banshee / The Sailor’s Bonnet
- The Wise Maid / The Sally Gardens / The Salamanca
- The Salamanca / The Sally Gardens
- The Salamanca / The Merry Blacksmith
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- More Recordings
- Video – Gadan: Salamanca reel/Julia Delaney/Frank’s Reel – live performance
- Audio – Sugar Beat: The Salamanca Reel/Paddy on the Turnpike/The Tartar Frigate – from the album Wait ’til You Hear This One! (Sugar Beat is Elke Baker, Susan Brandt, Marc Glickman. Maryland, USA.)
- Book – Foinn Seisiún, Volume 1 — Published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
- Book – Chris Smith: Celtic Backup for All Instrumentalists
- Lesson – James Finnegan (TheBanjoBuddy): The Salamanca – Traditional Irish Music Tutorial – tenor banjo video lesson, with sheet music in video.
- Lesson – Kevin Burke (Fiddlevideo): The Salamanca (Reel) – fiddle tutorial, with downloadable sheet music and audio. (Full lesson requires subscription to Fiddlevideo.)
- Lesson – Tergal14 Mandolin: Mandolin lesson. The Salamanca – mandolin lesson video with tab in the video
- Additional Resources
- Webpage – The Session: The Salamanca Reel – crowdsourced sheet music, comments, and other information