Esther’s reel

Also known as The 3 Headed Monster, The Bunch Of Currants, Miss Brady, Miss Brady’s, The Three-Headed Monster.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

Esther's has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Esther's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:g3g fedf|efga gfed|eBBB dBAF|GBAF GFED:|
|:CDEF GABc|dDDD ADFD|EFGA BAGF|GBAFGFED:|
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ABC
X: 2
T: Esther's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EFGA BABc | dDDD ADFD | EFGA BAGF | GBAF GEE :|
efge fgaf | efge fddf | gfed (3efg fe |1 dBAF GEE :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Esther's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EFGA BABc | dDDD ADFD | EFGA BAGF | GBAF GEE- :|
efge fgaf | efge fddf | gfed (3efg fe | dBAF GEE- :|
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Eight comments

Esther’s Reel

I taped this at a session at the Willie Clancy Festival in 1984 but the parts were played reversed. Nice tune.

Esther’s Reel

I’ve been curious about this tune for a while.
Does anyone know who wrote it or where it originated?

Esther’s

This title appeared on a recording by "Buttons and Bows" (Jackie Daly with Seamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O Briain). It’s really derived fom "Miss Brady," which can be found in O’Neill’s collection.

“Miss Brady” ~ reel ~ brought back from the future and ultimate demise?

Key signature: E Dorian ~ & in its original order
Submitted on July 22nd 2006 by Pere.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/6003

K: E Dorian
|: D |
EFGA BABc | dDDD ADFD | EFGA BAGF | GBAF GEE :|
efge fgaf | efge fddf | gfed (3efg fe |1 dBAF GEE :|

"(Variation 1st bar part A)" [E4B4] B3c||

Portrait Of A Scottish Fiddler

My transcription of this reel from ‘Portrait Of A Scottish Fiddler’ (Alasdair Fraser)
He plays the variation of the first bar the second and third time that he plays the tune but not in the repetition, mmm… well I don’t know if you understand it because I can’t explain it very well.
Played after Tog Orm Mo Phiob and Braigh Loch Iall—-> http://www.thesession.org/tunes/5979

Submitted on July 22nd 2006 by Pere.

Wouldn’t you know I’d link it back on itself, the Oroboros…#2522…like two mirrors facing each other… :-/

“Miss Brady” ~ Alasdair Fraser ~”Portrait Of A Scottish Fiddler”

Correction to the above, I’d missed a bit, Pere’s submission:

K: E Dorian
|: D |
EFGA BABc | dDDD ADFD | EFGA BAGF | GBAF GEE- :|
|: E |
efge fgaf | efge fddf | gfed (3efg fe | dBAF GEE- :|

Variation on the 1st bar of part A: | [E4 B4] B3 c |

Submitted on July 22nd 2006 by Pere.