I first heard this tune on the Magic Square "Traditional Irish Music from Boston" - as played by Dave Cory. I believe it was written by a wonderful fiddle player named Dale Russ although I don’t know the dates. I’ve only heard the tune played on the banjo.
The tune was indeed written by Dale Russ and is the first of a pair of the February Reels. Dale’s composition is slightly different from Dave’s interpretation. I’ll leave it up to Dale to post his versions. I don’t think he wanted anyone to post them on here.
I recognize that this tune went through the brilliant filter of Mr Dave Cory, but I thought I’d offer my own setting, composed on the fiddle.
Only problem is, I don’t know ABC and can’t figure out how to post the sheet music!
DR - go to abcnotation.com for a lesson, it isn’t that complicated and I found it not hard to learn (started posting
tunes last year in ABC and quickly picked up the basics and went on to learn about ornaments, triplets etc).
Quite enjoyed getting into it, kept hard copies of some of it for reference. Try? You can’t post sheet music on
The Session, just ABC.
Thank you, Susan. But how is it possible to download sheet music, as offered, if it can’t be posted? There has to be a way…
You "post" the sheet music by entering it in abc code.
DR : The tune you post in ABC is converted digitally into "sheet music" which you can download as per
Thanks guys! Might be a while…