Willie Murray’s reel

Also known as Willie Murray.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with John Roy Stewart (a few times) and Roddy McDonald’s Fancy (a few times).

Willie Murray's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Willie Murray's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: d2Bc dBBc | dBBc dBfe | d2Bc dBBd | cAAB cdec :|
|: daga fdde | fdde fgaf |1 daga fdde | cAAB cdec :|
[2 afge fdec | gfed cdef ||
|: g2ef geef | geef geba | g2ef geeg | fdde fgaf :|
|: daga fdde | fdde fgaf |1 daga fdde | cAAB cdec :|
[2 afge fdec | gfed cdec |]
X: 2
T: Willie Murray's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 Bc dBfe | d2 Bc d2 Bd | c2 AB cdec |
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 Bc dBfe | d2 Bc dBfd | c2 AB cdec ||
daga fdad | f2 de fgaf | daga fdad | c2 AB cdec |
daga fdad | f2 de fgaf | gefd ec a2 | c2 AB cdec ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 3
T: Willie Murray's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
d2Bc dBBc | d2 Bc dBfB | d2Bc dBBd | cAAB cdec |
d2Bc dBBc | dBBc dBfB | d2Bc dBBd | cAAB cdec ||
Aaga fd a2 | fdde fgaf | Aaga fd a2 | cAAB cdec |
Aaga fd a2 | fdde fgaf | g2 af gefd | cAAB cdef |
g2ef geef | geef geae | g2ef geeg | fdde fgaf |
g2ef geef | geef geae | g2ef geeg | fdde fgaf ||
faea ge g2 | aeef gefd | cdea ge g2 fdde fgaf |
faea ge g2 | aeef gefd | afgf ec d2 | cAAB cded ||

Five comments

Willie Murray’s, C:?

Here’s a great reel I found on the Old Blind Dogs’ "Play Live" album. Part 3 is an E minor modulation of part 1, but since no "C"s are involved I’m pretending otherwise. On the album, part 4 is just a repeat of part 2, but this might not be the case elsewhere e.g. Blazin’ Fiddles, who play this in a piping style - it’s less straight, anyway. I’ll probably add that setting soon.

OBD, third tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBeg4_DZEmQ

BF, second tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXV2x8bbmYY

Willie Murray’s Reel

On both "Play Live" and "Ther Gab o’ May" the Old Blind Dogs have this as traditional. It was previously recorded by Ossian, and if I remember rightly it’s attributed to "MacDonald".

Willie Murray’s, X:2

2-part setting from the "Queen’s Own Highlanders’ Standard Settings Of Pipe Music".

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Willie Murray’s, X:3

This is a great tune. Commonly played like this.