Jimmy O’Reilly’s reel

Also known as Joe Bane’s, John Naughton’s, John Naughton’s Favourite, McNaughton’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Jimmy O’Reilly’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Jimmy O’Reilly’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Jimmy O'Reilly's has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Jimmy O'Reilly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:ABAG EGDE|G2 BG cGBG|ABAG EG D2|egdB{^c} BAAG|
|ABAG EGDE|G2 BG cGBG|ABAG EG D2|egdB{^c} BA A2:||
|:ageg a3 b|ge (3eee ~g3b|ageg a2 ga|b~g3 bg{a} g2|
|agea{b} agea|gedB G3 z|eaag (3efg fa|1 gedB{^c} BA A2:|2 gedB{^c} BAAG||
2
X: 2
T: Jimmy O'Reilly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ABAG EGDE | G2 BG dGBG | ABAG E>G D2 | Beed BA A2 |
ABAG EGDE | G2 BG dGBG | ABAG E>G D2 | gedB BA A2 :|
ageg a2 ba | gede g2 bg | ageg a2 ga | bgga bg g2 |
bg g2 afef | gedB BABd | egfa g3 d | gedB BA A2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Jimmy O'Reilly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABAG (3.E.G.E DE | G2BG cGBG | ABAG (3EFE D2 | egdB {d}BA (3.A.A.A |
ABAG (3EFE DE | (3.G.G.G BG cGBG | ABAG (3EFE D2 | egdB {d}BAA2 ||
{b}ageg (3.a.a.a ba | gede (3.g.g.g fg | {b}agea {bag}a2 ga | bg(3.g.g.g bg~g2 |
{b}agea {b}agef | gedB {d}BAAd | ea~a2 g2ab | gedB {d}BAA2 ||
4
X: 4
T: Jimmy O'Reilly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
GAGF DFCD|F2AF cFAF|GAGF DFCe|1 fdcA AGGF:|2 fdcA AGGg||
gfdg g2ag|fd (3=Bcd fdcg|gfdg g2fg|affg af~f2|
gfdg gfdg|fdcA FGAc|dg~g2 f3g|fdcA AGGF||
5
X: 5
T: Jimmy O'Reilly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A3 G E2DE|G2BG dGBG|ABAG E2D2|1 gedB BAAG:|2 gedB BAA2||
ageg a2ba|gede geda|ageg a2ga|bgga bg~g2|
ageg ageg|gedB GABd|ea~a2 g3 a|gedB BAAG||
6
X: 6
T: Jimmy O'Reilly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:ABAG EGDE | G2 BG dGBG | ABAG E>G D2 | egdB BAAG |
ABAG EGDE | G2 BG dGBG | ABAG E>G D2 | egdB BA A2 :||
|:ageg a2 ba | gede g2 eg | ageg a2 ga | bg g2 bg g2 |
agea agef | (3gfe dB BA (3Bcd | eaaf gaba | (3gfe dB BA A2 :||
# Added by JACKB .

Ten comments

Jimmy O’Reilly’s

I fell in love with this tune when I heard it played in Kevin Crawford’s "In Good Company," but I gave up learning it by ear at that time because I had just picked up the instrument. Around a couple of weeks ago I accidentally found one version of this reel was available in Richard Moon’s tune database and arranged it listening to Kevin and Tommy Peoples’ playing. Here is the original the setting.

T: John Naughton’s Favorite
S: "Treoir"
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
ABAG EGDE | G2 BG dGBG | ABAG E>G D2 | Beed BA A2 |
ABAG EGDE | G2 BG dGBG | ABAG E>G D2 | gedB BA A2 :|
ageg a2 ba | gede g2 bg | ageg a2 ga | bgga bg g2 |
bg g2 afef | gedB BABd | egfa g3 d | gedB BA A2 :|

Many, many thanks to Will for correcting the details of the ABC.

Jimmy O’Reilly’s

I found another setting whilst browsing the net.

X: 55
T: John Naughton’s
R: Reel
S: Paul O’Shaughnessy, Dublin (fiddle)
D: Television broadcast
N: As played
M: 4/4
Z: Bernie Stocks
K: G
ABAG (3.E.G.E DE | G2BG cGBG | ABAG (3EFE D2 | egdB {d}BA (3.A.A.A |
ABAG (3EFE DE | (3.G.G.G BG cGBG | ABAG (3EFE D2 | egdB {d}BAA2 ||
{b}ageg (3.a.a.a ba | gede (3.g.g.g fg | {b}agea {bag}a2 ga | bg(3.g.g.g bg~g2 |
{b}agea {b}agef | gedB {d}BAAd | ea~a2 g2ab | gedB {d}BAA2 ||

Jimmy

I heard this tune blayed on pipes by declan masterson. I liked it and consequently worked it out.

John Naughton’s

Martin Hayes plays this as a single reel in G dorian entitled John Naughton’s on the Lonesome Touch:

X: 1
T: John Naughton’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gdor
GAGF DFCD|F2AF cFAF|GAGF DFCe|1 fdcA AGGF:|2 fdcA AGGg||
gfdg g2ag|fd (3=Bcd fdcg|gfdg g2fg|affg af~f2|
gfdg gfdg|fdcA FGAc|dg~g2 f3g|fdcA AGGF||

That’s because he is from East Clare.

Mary & Andrew MacNamara - Joe Bane’s

Here is what I hear from Mary and Andrew MacNamara’s CD :

X: 1
T: Joe Bane’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
A3 G E2DE|G2BG dGBG|ABAG E2D2|1 gedB BAAG:|2 gedB BAA2||
ageg a2ba|gede geda|ageg a2ga|bgga bg~g2|
ageg ageg|gedB GABd|ea~a2 g3 a|gedB BAAG||

So it’s very (VERY) close to Martin Hayes version but in Adorian…

Jimmy O’Reilly’s, X:6

My take on this reel.

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