A Week In January reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

A Week In January has been added to 1 tune set.

A Week In January has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: A Week In January
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DA,DE {E}FA {e}fe|edcd A2 d{ed}c|BDGA A2 AF| GAFG A,CEC|
{C}DA,DE {E}FA {e}fe|e{fe}dcd A2 d{ed}c|BDGA A2 AF|1 GA,CD [D4A,4]:|2 GA,CD DE{E}FG||
|:A3 B A{BA}FDF|BGcA d2 d{ed}B|A3 B AFDF|{F}GAFG A,CEG|
A3 B A{BA}FDF|BGcA d2 d{ed}B|Afe{fe}d AGFG|1 GECD DE{E}FG:|2 GECD [D4A,4]||
X: 2
T: A Week In January
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GG, FA Bd ba | ag fg d2 gf | eG cd d2 dB | cd Bc DF AF |
GG, FA Bd ba |ag fg d2 gf |eG cd d2 dB |cD FG [G4G,4] |
GG, FA Bd ba |c'b ag d2 gf |eG cd dB dB |cd ec AD EF |
GG, FA Bd ba |ag fg d g2 f |eG c2 d G2 B |cD FG GA Bc |
d2 de (3dcB GB |ec fd g2 ge |d2 de (3dcB GB | cd Bc A2 Bc |
d2 de (3dcB GB| ec fd g2 ge |db ag dc Bc |cA FD GA Bc |
d3 e dB GB |ec fd g2 ge |d3 e dB GB |cd Bc DF Ac |!
d2 de (3dcB GB |ec fd g2 ge |db ag dc Bc |cA FD [G4G,4] ||
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Four comments

A Week In January

A variation from Seamus Egan’s tune printed in Sarah MacQuaid’s book The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book.

Tune Type

This is really a slow air, but I wasn’t sure how else to get a 4/4 time signature except by calling it a reel.

Well done….

… always did like that tune. Thanks.

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Great tune

I don’t know what a musicologist would call this, but I remember learning it practically, instantly, after the first listening, and I also thought Seamus may have captured a lullaby he once heard, in the same way I was entranced. Hardly a session tune, but who cares. Still lovely tune.