John Stenson’s reel

Also known as John Stenson’s #2, John Stenson’s #2, John Stenson’s No 2, John Stenson’s No 2, John Stenson’s No. 2, John Stenson’s No. 2, Stenson’s, Stenson’s No. 2.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with John Stenson’s (a few times), The Boys Of Malin (a few times), The Duke Of Leinster (a few times) and The Star Of Munster (a few times).

John Stenson’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

John Stenson's has been added to 192 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFB|ABcA B2cf|eAcA BAFA|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1cdBc A2cB:|2cdBc ABcd||
|:e2cd edcd|e2cA BAFA|e2cd edcA|BdcA BAFA|
e2cd edcd|e2cA BAFA|1cdBc ABcd:|2cdBc A2cB||
X: 2
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB|:ABcA ~B2cB|ABcB {c}BAFB|ABcA ~B2cf|{f}ecAB AFAB|
ABcA ~B2cB|ABcA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1 cdBc A2cB:|2 cdBc A2cd||
|:{f}e2cd edcd|{f}e2cA BAFB|{f}e2cd edcA|{c}BABc BAFA|
{f}e2cd edcd|e2cA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1cdBc A2cd:|2 cdBc A2cB|
# Added by Mikea .
X: 3
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2 cA B2 cB | A2 cA BAFB | ABcA BAcf | eAcA BAFB |
AB (3cBA B^ABc | ABcA B2 AF | Addc d2 ed | ceBc A2 :|
e2 cd eAcd | (3efe cA BA (3FGA | e2 cd eAcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
eAcd eacd | eAcA BAFA | (3ddd (3edc dfaf | ceBc A2 :|
X: 4
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | GABG ABce | d2 BG AGED |
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G ||
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGEG | d2 Bc d2 BG | AcBA GEBc |
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G |]
K:Amaj
|: cB |ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFB | ABcA B2 cf | edcA BAFB |
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc A2- :|
|: Ae |e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | e2 cd edcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc ~A2 :|
X: 5
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFB|ABcA B2cd|e2cA BAFA|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFA|d3c dfed|1cABG AFEF||
|:e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|e2 cA e2 cA|B2 dB BAFA|
e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|d2dc dfed|cABG AFEF||
X: 6
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c |ABcA B2cB|ABcA BF F2|ABcA B3c |e2 cA BAFA|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFA|(3Bcd dc dfed|1cABG A3B:|2cABG ABcd||
|:e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|e2 cA e2 cA|.B.B.Bc BAFA|
e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|(3Bcd dc dfed:|1 cABG ABcd :|2 cdBc A2cB||
# Added by JACKB .

Ten comments

This is the second John Stenson’s reels played by Kevin Burke on ‘If The Cap Fits’. He includes the two reels in a 3-tune set starting with a G-dorian setting of The Star of Munster.

John Stensons No.2

Another one from If the cap fits, still one of my favourite albums.
I already have all the tunes from this album noted in sheet music form, and to get used to ABC I am converting them all
Does anyone know who John Stenson is or was?
Good Luck.

Posted by .

Michael, The Stensons are relatives of Kevin Burke and live in Co. Sligo. John Stenson was a box player and Kevin learned the tune from him. I think the story (or part of it) is on the sleeve notes of one of KB

Rather similar to the American tune Sally Goodin.

You missed out bar 7 of the B-part, David.

John stenson’s 7th bar

hey,
anyone’s going to supply the missing 7th bar of the B-part?
mm

Posted by .

MM,
I play the 7th bar as d2dc dfed
Hope that helps!
~Kit

“John Stenson’s” ~ a few other ways & hopefully not lacking ~

|: cB |
A2 cA B2 cB | A2 cA BAFB | ABcA BAcf | eAcA BAFB |
AB (3cBA B^ABc | ABcA B2 AF | Addc d2 ed | ceBc A2 :|
|: (3Bcd |
e2 cd eAcd | (3efe cA BA (3FGA | e2 cd eAcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
eAcd eacd | eAcA BAFA | (3ddd (3edc dfaf | ceBc A2 :|

“John Stenson’s No. 2” ~ G single in memory, & a response

X: 2
T: unknown?
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | GABG ABce | d2 BG AGED |
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G ||
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGEG | d2 Bc d2 BG | AcBA GEBc |
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G |]

? ~ Unknown tune in my head ~ was doing some mindless doodling with my bamboo flute when this tune kinda came out of my head. I know somewhere I’ve heard it but can’t remember where. It might possibly be a common contradance tune, but I really haven’t a clue and couldn’t find it with searches. Anyone know it?

(pardon my abc’s, I’m not used to writing them.)

Stephen Rapp

# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by StephenR

! ~ this is the key I would play this reel in, jim, FIDDLE4:

X:3
T:John Stenson’s
R:reel
D:Matt Molloy: Stony Steps
D:Kevin Burke: If the Cap Fits
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
|: cB |\
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFB | ABcA B2 cf | edcA BAFB |
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc A2- :|
|: Ae |\
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | e2 cd edcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc ~A2 :|

# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by FIDDLE4