Erin Martell’s reel

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Erin Martell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e2 | BE E/E/E EFGA | (Be)BA GFEG | FD D/D/D DEFG | Ad^cd fdAF |
BE E/E/E EFGA | (Bc)BA GFEG |1 FDFA dfed | fdAF E2 :|2 FDFA dgfe | dBAF E2 ||
[| g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd |["Before 1st ending" fa^ga fddf |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg |1 fd d/d/d AGFA | fdAF E3 :|2 fd d/d/d Agfe | dBAE F3 |]
|["Before 2nd ending" fa^ga bafd |
X: 2
T: Erin Martell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e | BE E/E/E EFGA | (Be)BA GFEG | FD D/D/D DEFG | Ad^cd fdAF |
BE E/E/E EFGA | (Bc)BA GFEG |1 FDFA dfed | fdAF E2 :|2 FDFA dgfe | dBAF E2 ||
[| g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd | fa^ga fddf |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d AGFA | fdAF E3 |
| g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd | fa^ga bafd |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Agfe | dBAF E3 |]

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Erin Martell’s

Courtesy of cranfordpub.com
Erin Martell’s Reel
Howie MacDonald 2015. SOCAN

This is a very nice reel but I get the impression that there are a couple of bars missing at the end. The first repeat of the B part has eight bars but there are only six bars visible in the sheet music arrangement for the second repeat. How does the tune go at the end?

Erin Martell’s

callison
As I read it, Part B should go
Bars 1-3, Bar 4 (1st version), Bars 5-6, Bars 7-8 (1st version)
Bars 1-3, Bar 4 (2nd version), Bars 5-6, Bars 7-8 (2nd version)
Your options are to either do Part B in full or split 1st/2nd from Bar 4 on

I’ll just check it with you first:

X:1
T:Erin Martell’s Reel
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
C:Howie MacDonald 2015. SOCAN
R:Reel
M:C|
K:G treble
e2 | BE E/E/E EFGA | (Be)BA GFEG | FD D/D/D DEFG | Ad^cd fdAF |
BE E/E/E EFGA | (Bc)BA GFEG |1 FDFA dfed | fdAF E2 :|2 FDFA dgfe | dBAF E2 ||
[| g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd |[ fa^ga fddf |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d AGFA | fdAF E3 |
[| g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd |[ fa^ga bafd |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Agfe | dBAE F3 |]

Thanks Callison,

I think you’ve got it right this time; the B part seems to correspond with Howie MacDonald’s original. To be honest I can’t quite read the text above bar 4 in the second part, but I’m sure that it refers to the two parts for the different repeats.
Maybe the very first ‘e’ should be changed to an eight note? Also, your final bar ends on F#; can you change this to dBAF E3? Great tune!

Erin Martell’s, X:2

This reel was simply edited from Callison’s version aboven and the original from Howie MacDonald (supplied by Callison); part B has now been written out in full to avoid any confusion.

I’m glad you caught that eigth note at the beginning. The software I used to convert the score isn’t perfect and my proof reading less so. It looks like the final bar should be as you’ve pointed out so here’s the score again. If it’s correct (finally), I’ll go back to the add tunes section and do a final correction. There were two additional brackets I’ve removed that caused EasyABC to have problems.

X:1
T:Erin Martell’s Reel
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
C:Howie MacDonald 2015. SOCAN
R:Reel
M:C|
K:G treble
e | BE E/E/E EFGA | (Be)BA GFEG | FD D/D/D DEFG | Ad^cd fdAF |
BE E/E/E EFGA | (Bc)BA GFEG |1 FDFA dfed | fdAF E2 :|2 FDFA dgfe | dBAF E2 ||
g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd | fa^ga fddf |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d AGFA | fdAF E3 |
g | eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Ad^cd | fa^ga bafd |
eB B/B/B egfg | Bbab geeg | fd d/d/d Agfe | dBAF E3 |]

That looks right to me! I find the second part easier to play when the music is written out in one long passage rather than as in MacDonald’s original version; if you’re sight reading you can easily jump to the wrong place.
Don’t concern yourself about making errors. I am much more familiar with writing music on five lines than ABC. I wrote out this tune in ABC then tried to play it from the sheet music that appeared on the screen from "The Session" software. The ending in F# stuck out like a sore thumb !