A Week In January reel

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

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Three settings

1
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]||
2
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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3
X: 3
T: A Week In January
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA|:G2 GA Bd ba|agfg d2 gf|eGce dGBd|cBAG A2 BA|
G2 GA Bd ba|agfg d2 gf|eGce dGBd|1 cAFA G2 BA:|2 cAFA G2 Bc||
|:d2 de dGBd|ecfd g2 ge|d2 de d2 Bd|cBAG A2 Bc|
d2 de dGBd|ecfd g2 ge|dbag dcBd|1 cAFA G2 Bc:|2 cAFA G4||

Five 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.

A Week In January, X:3

This is as it was taught to me by Seamus in a lesson, on the B flat whistle.
It’s a little different than what he’s playing on the strings in his recorded album version, but this is how he played it for me, stripped of ornaments, when I was first learning it.