Grant’s reel

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Grant's has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Grant's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|| e2ed BedB |G/2G/2G AB A/2A/2A A2 | e2ed BedB | Ggfg edBd | e/2e/2e ed BedB | G/2G/2G AB A/2A/2A A2 | e2ed BedB | Ggfg edBd ||
|| edef g2fe | defg agfa | edef g2fe | dBgB A/2A/2A A2 | edef g2fe | defg agfa | gfeg edBd | edef gagf ||
X: 2
T: Grant's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e2ed BedB |G/2G/2G AB A/2A/2A A2 | e2ed BedB | Ggfg edBd |
e/2e/2e ed BedB | G/2G/2G AB A/2A/2A A2 | e2ed BedB | Ggfg edBd||
edef g2fe | defg agfa | edef g2fe | dBgB A/2A/2A A2 |
edef g2fe | defg agfa | gfeg edBd | edef gagf |]

Six comments

Don’t add extra spaces or headers such as "T: Grant’s Reel" to you ABC - it messes up the sheetmusic!

Also - the A part is only 6 bars long? Trad tunes "commonly" have 4, 8, or 16-bar phrases, is there a particular reason why this might be different? I’m intrigued!

I retract my earlier comments.

Grants Reel

Your ABC is wrong, I’m afraid. You have six bars in the A part for a start. I’m not allowed to post what I think you should have written, but perhaps you could have another listen and see where you might have gone wrong?

The mysterious reel of Grant…

Dear seinnteoir, 6 tune submissions and only once bothered to leave a comment? :-/
And usually an ABC tidying up by Smash? :-P You might at least consider clicking the sheet button next time… just for fun…

Never mind, you don’t seem to read or react on the comments anyway.

This looks a bit like the Grant’s Reel from "Logan’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music " from the early 1900s. Attibuted to Roderick Campbell.

The mystery is solved?

"I learned it in the 1970s, probably at the Canadian American club (Boston area), perhaps among the Cape Breton diaspora. Might have been Bill Lamey."

"A Cape Breton player near Boston, MA, perhaps nearly 40 years ago. Angus Chisholm maybe."