The Mill Stream reel

Also known as Jessie’s, Jessie’s (Clare Reel).

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Mill Stream has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Mill Stream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2FD EDEF|ADFD G4|A2FD EDEF|AFGE D4:|
|:A3c cAAG|Addc dfed|A3c BGGB|AFGE D4:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Mill Stream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2D2 EFGE|ABAF G2FG|A2D2 EFGE|AFGE D4:|
A3c cAGE|Addc dfed|cAAc BGGB|AFGE D4:|
ABC

Four comments

The Mill Stream

I transcribed this tune (as best as I can) from a YouTube video of The Gloaming. It’s from the Opening Set, Set 8 in the recording. According to Tunepal there is a very similar tune in Bill Black’s Miscellaneous Collection called Jessie’s, played from Peter and Angelina Carberry on there CD Memories from the Holla. I think the tune that The Gloaming are playing is a version of Jessie’s (or vice versa), but I’m not sure.

The Mill Stream

It is the same tune as on Memories from the Holla. There’s a tune in the Petrie Collection called The Mill Stream, which is in G. It’s got some striking similarities, but I’m not at all sure it’s the same tune. It can be found here: http://tunearch.org/wiki/Mill_Stream_%28The%29

Mill Stream Petrie Collection

After transposing this setting to D and comparing it I would think this is the tune. And after hearing the recording again (and again and..) I changed a few notes in A-Part Bar 2 and B-Part Bar 3 to the setting from Petrie. Funnily enough this was what I transcribed first yesterday evening but after hearing the tune over and over I got it wrong.

Jessie’s

The Second setting is from the playing of Peter and Angelina Carberry on their CD ‘Memories from the Holla’ (http://thesession.org/recordings/1125).
They call this tune Jessie’s (Clare Reel).