Ross’s reel

Also known as Ross’ Reel No. 4, Ross’ Reel No.4, Ross’s Reel #4.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ross's has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Ross's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:a2|g3f e2d2|cdcB A2GF|ECEG c2 cB|AFAc f2a2|
g3f e2d2|cdcB A2GF|EFGA Bcde|f2a2f2:|
|:cB|Accc dccc|Acfc acfc|Accc dccc|Acfc acfc|
=Bccc dccc|=Bcec gc_bc|=Bcec gc_bc|acgc f2:|
X: 2
T: Ross's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B2 AG | FDFA d2 dc | BGBd g2 b2 |
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B2 AG | FGAB cdef | g2 b2 g2 :|
Bddd eddd | Bdgd bdgd | Bddd eddd | Bdgd bdgd |
^cddd eddd | ^cdfd ad=c'd | ^cdfd ad=c'd | bdad g2 :|
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B2 AG | FDFA d^cd=c | BGBd gBbB |
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B/c/B AG | FGAB cdef | gfga g2 :|
Bd^c/d/d edcd | Bdgd bdgd | B/c/B^cd edcd | Bdgd bdgd |
c/d/B^cd edcd | ^cdfd ad=c'd | ^cdfd ad=c'd | b/c'/b a/b/a g2 :|

Eight comments

First heard this reel on my copy of ‘Return to Kintail’ (Alasdair Fraser), and really liked it.

Liz Doherty & Fiddlesticks

It also appears of "Racket in the Rectory" by Liz Doherty & Fiddlesticks.

April Verch

I learned this tune off April Verch’s album _Verchuosity_. She reversed parts A and B.

Laura Risk

This tune also appears on Laura Risk’s album "The Merry Making".

A good old tune

Very popular in the New England contra dance scene for sooooo many years……..done by soooooo many musicians….

“Ross’s Reel No. 4” ~ in G, or as fingered on a C woodwind for F

First, just a simple transposition of the notation given here by domhnall, then one with other possibilities thrown in ~

X: 2
T: Ross’s Reel No. 4
T: Lady’s Walpole Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: GMaj
|: b2 |\
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B2 AG | FDFA d2 dc | BGBd g2 b2 |
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B2 AG | FGAB cdef | g2 b2 g2 :|
|: dc |\
Bddd eddd | Bdgd bdgd | Bddd eddd | Bdgd bdgd |
^cddd eddd | ^cdfd ad=c’d | ^cdfd ad=c’d | bdad g2 :|

X: 3
T: Ross’s Reel No. 4
T: Lady’s Walpole Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: GMaj
|: b2 |\
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B2 AG | FDFA d^cd=c | BGBd gBbB |
a3 g f2 e2 | dedc B/c/B AG | FGAB cdef | gfga g2 :|
|: dc |\
Bd^c/d/d edcd | Bdgd bdgd | B/c/B^cd edcd | Bdgd bdgd |
c/d/B^cd edcd | ^cdfd ad=c’d | ^cdfd ad=c’d | b/c’/b a/b/a g2 :|

Note: Usually played in F, or with G-fingering on a C woodwind - flute / whistle / pipes…

Devana

Magnificently played by the amateur group Devana on the DVD "Irish Traditional Music."