Sally Ann’s reel

Also known as Sally Ann’s Reels.

Sally Ann’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Sally Ann's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Sally Ann's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: B/c/d | e3f efed | cdef g2 ag | f2 de fded | BAAB defd |
e3f efed | cdef g2 ag | f2 de fded | BAAB A2 :|
|: B/c/d | efec ABcA | BABc defd | efec ABcA | BA^GF E2 cd |
efec ABcA | BABc dfeg | f2 ef gfed | BAAB A2 :|

Four comments

Sally Ann’s #2

This is the second of these tunes by Alan Kelly, Steph Geremia, Tola Custy and Donagh Hennessey. Best I could find out so far is that they are old time American, though this one definitely has the hallmarks of a Tola Custy tune to me. Unfortunately they are listed just as Sally Ann’s Reels so I’ve had to call them both that for now. I’ll change it if anyone has more info. Cracking tune played beautifully here, with nice A major bit in the second part.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeaLcMoJ2MU

If these tunes are from the American oldtime tradition, then they would be very unique and I am curious to know where they came from.

Th name Sally Ann is a name for many American tunes that have no similarity to these two tunes.

Yes, I’m not sure myself, the only info I could find was from reviews on Alan Kelly’s website… http://www.blackboxmusic.ie/reviews/index.html

"
Variety in repertoire is an Alan Kelly hallmark, and his new album reflects it. "Sally Ann’s Reels" are old-timey-flavored tunes placed in an Irish traditional idiom, and the interplay between Kelly on piano accordion and Ian Carr on guitar is nimble and infectious. "

Great set, I really like both tunes. So nice to hear Donogh playing with Alan and all.