Father Newman’s reel

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Fred Finn’s (a few times).

Father Newman’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Father Newman's has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de-eg edBA|~G3B dG (3Bcd|e~a3 bagb|agea ged2|
e~g3 edBA|~G3B dG (3Bcd|e2af gedg|1edBA GA(3Bcd:|2edBA ~G3B||
|:d~G3 edBc|d~g3 fgaf|d~g3 abag|f2fe ~f3e|
d~G3 edBc|d3g fgaf|d3g gedg|1edBA ~G3:|2edBA GA(3Bcd||
# Added by Odin .
X: 2
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd |:~e3g edBA|~G3B dGBd|e~a3 bagb|agea gedB|
~e3g edBA|~G3B dGBd|e~a3 gedg|1edBA GABd:|2edBA G3||
Bc|:d~G3 FDcA|d~g3 fgaf|d~g3 b~g3|afge f2ef|
d~G3 FDcA|d3g fgaf|e~a3 gedg|1edBA G3:|2edBA GABd||
# Added by EndaS .
X: 3
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
z | ~e3g edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 bagb | agea gedB |
deeg edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|
|: e | dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdaf | dg~g2 bgag | gfge fdcA |
dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdad | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|
X: 4
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd | e3g edBA | GDGA B3d | eaa2 bagb | agea gedB |
e3g edBA | G3A BABd | eaa2 gedg | edBA G4 :|
|: Bc | dGG2 FDcA | Bgg2 fgaf | dgg2 bgg2 | afge f2ef |
dGG2 FDcA | Bgg2 fgaf | eaa2 gedg | edBA G4 :|
X: 5
T: Father Newman's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd|:~e3 g edBA|~G3 B d2 (3Bcd|ea ~a2 bagb|agef gedg|
eged edBA|~G3 B d2 Bd|eaaf gedg|edBA G2 (3Bcd:|
dG ~G2 edBc|dg ~g2 fgaf|dggf gbag|~f3 e fgfe|
dG ~G2 edBc|dg ~g2 fgaf|dggf gedg|edBA G3:||

Thirteen comments

Great tune! This is June Ni Chormaic’s version from the cd Cumar.

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I just got this tune and looked it up here after I found the name. I found all the recordings listed and then I could find it really easily in my house. Thanks guys! - Lesl

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The tune is one of John Bradys, Co. Offaly musician and composer of some great tunes.

In Paddy O’Briens record:Stranger at the Gate ?

In the "Details" Folder, this tune is said to be recorded by Paddy O’Brien on his cd: The Stranger at the Gate". I’mlistening to it at the moment and I don’t find it. It does’nt appear neither in the souds nor in the tracks list.
Is it a mistake? Anybody has a clue?

Answer

The problem, Pierre, is that “Fr. Newman’s” is also known as “John Brady’s”, who composed it. Someone has listed this as an alternative title, and there is no way for the software at the “Session” to differentiate between 2 tunes which have the same name. Paddy O’Brien has indeed recorded a tune with the title “John Brady’s”, but it’s not this one. An unfortunate feature of “The Session”, but we live with it, and it’s no big deal once you are aware of it. If you think this is bad, have a look at “Paddy Fahy’s” !!!

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Good thing it was listed properly here!

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Setting from John Williams

I’ve been meaning to learn this lovely tune for a long time. My version is from John Williams’s recording Steam. He calls it John Brady’s as well.

z | ~e3g edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 bagb | agea gedB |
deeg edBA | ~G3A BABd | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|
|: e | dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdaf | dg~g2 bgag | gfge fdcA |
dG~G2 FDcA | Bg~g2 fdad | ea~a2 gedg | edBA ~G3 :|

Father Newman’s, X:4

Here’s how it’s written in The Brady Collection book (which comes with three CDs), compiled by Adrian and Attracta Brady with a biography. They add the following note on p. 79:

‘Composed in 1970. Lawrence Newman was the curate of Killeigh parish between 1969 and 1972. He was president of Killeigh’s Comhaltas during that time.’

There are a couple of errors in the way the leading notes and repeat bar values don’t add up but I transcribed it exactly as it appears on the page.

Gan Anim

I found this in some old manuscript. I noted it down from Alan Doherty in 2000.
Looks like Alan called it John Kelly’s, but it doesn’t show up when I search that title.
Its a handy flute tune.

Anyone ever come across this ?
Thanks
Pat

Re: Gan Anim

Kenny
Happy for you to remove this , now that you have kindly provided the name.

P

Re: Father Newman’s

Jeremy

Perhaps you can add this to "Father Newman’s" its already in the Db. I found out.

Thanks
Pat