Father Newman’s reel

Also known as Fr Newman’s, Fr. Newman’s, John Brady’s.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

Father Newman's has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de-eg edBA|~G3B dG (3Bcd|e~a3 bagb|agea ged2|
e~g3 edBA|~G3B dG (3Bcd|e2af gedg|1edBA GA(3Bcd:|2edBA ~G3B||
|:d~G3 edBc|d~g3 fgaf|d~g3 abag|f2fe ~f3e|
d~G3 edBc|d3g fgaf|d3g gedg|1edBA ~G3:|2edBA GA(3Bcd||
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X: 2
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd |:~e3g edBA|~G3B dGBd|e~a3 bagb|agea gedB|
~e3g edBA|~G3B dGBd|e~a3 gedg|1edBA GABd:|2edBA G3||
Bc|:d~G3 FDcA|d~g3 fgaf|d~g3 b~g3|afge f2ef|
d~G3 FDcA|d3g fgaf|e~a3 gedg|1edBA G3:|2edBA GABd||
# Added by EndaS .
ABC
X: 3
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
z | ~e3g edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 bagb | agea gedB |
deeg edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|
|: e | dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdaf | dg~g2 bgag | gfge fdcA |
dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdad | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|
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Eight comments

Great tune! This is June Ni Chormaic’s version from the cd Cumar.

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I just got this tune and looked it up here after I found the name. I found all the recordings listed and then I could find it really easily in my house. Thanks guys! - Lesl

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The tune is one of John Bradys, Co. Offaly musician and composer of some great tunes.

In Paddy O’Briens record:Stranger at the Gate ?

In the "Details" Folder, this tune is said to be recorded by Paddy O’Brien on his cd: The Stranger at the Gate". I’mlistening to it at the moment and I don’t find it. It does’nt appear neither in the souds nor in the tracks list.
Is it a mistake? Anybody has a clue?

Answer

The problem, Pierre, is that “Fr. Newman’s” is also known as “John Brady’s”, who composed it. Someone has listed this as an alternative title, and there is no way for the software at the “Session” to differentiate between 2 tunes which have the same name. Paddy O’Brien has indeed recorded a tune with the title “John Brady’s”, but it’s not this one. An unfortunate feature of “The Session”, but we live with it, and it’s no big deal once you are aware of it. If you think this is bad, have a look at “Paddy Fahy’s” !!!

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Good thing it was listed properly here!

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Setting from John Williams

I’ve been meaning to learn this lovely tune for a long time. My version is from John Williams’s recording Steam. He calls it John Brady’s as well.

z | ~e3g edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 bagb | agea gedB |
deeg edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|
|: e | dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdaf | dg~g2 bgag | gfge fdcA |
dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdad | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|