Preston’s reel

Also known as The Five Crossroads, Five Mile Cross, Fred Finn’s #2, Michael Preston’s.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Preston’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Preston's has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Preston's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB B2 GBdB | FA A2 FA d2 | GB B2 GBdg | fgaf gedB|
GB B2 GBdB | FA A2 FA d2 | GB B2 GBdg | fgaf g2 de|
gb b2 fgab | agef ge d2 | gb b2 fgab | agef g2 de|
gb b2 fgab | agef ge d2 | abaf gfed | egfa gedB|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Preston's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GABA G2 G2 | FGAG FDDF |
GB B2 Bcdg |[1 fgaf geBA :|[2 fgaf g3 d ||
|: gb b/b/b fgaf | gedg geea |
X: 3
T: Preston's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB BA G3 A | FAAG FADF | GBBA GBdg | fgaf gedB |
GB BA G3 G | FAAG FADF | GBBA GBdg | fgaf g3 f ||
gb ~b2 affg | agef gede | gb ~b2 faag | agef g3 f |
gb ~b2 affg | agef gede | g2 bg faag | agef gedB |]

Eight comments

Preston’s

Source - Patsy Hanly: Ennis Fleadh 1977.

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“Preston’s Reel” ~ one way with it ~ Jim McAuley, fiddler

The following is a quick rough out of one way Jim played this number, without given the rolls and other twiddles…

Jim’s video of this tune:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbNhd_cbB8


X: 2
T: Preston’s
S: Jim McAuley
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: G Major
|: GABA G2 G2 | FGAG FDDF |
GB B2 Bcdg |[1 fgaf geBA :|[2 fgaf g3 d ||
|: gb b/b/b fgaf | gedg geea |
[1 gb b/b/b faaf | gede g2 gf :|
[2 g2 fg e^cdB | c2 df geBA |]

Many Thanks - ceolachan

ceolachan
Many thanks again ,this it really the the one I am playing on my
Video - As above,,
jim,,,

I forgot to say, nice version and variations… ;-)

I also forgot to say ~ I found a really nice highland fling in this one, so thanks to you for directing my attention here. It is perfect, AABB, 16 bars, with the second ending for the B-part. Now to spend a bit more time with it that way before I add a swung version of it here… Dow or someone else may give me guff for doing it… :-P

“Fred Finn’s Reel #2” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 7th 2008 by airport.
~ /tunes/9065

X: 1
T: Fred Finn’s #2
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
F ||\
GB BA G3 A | FAAG FADF | GBBA GBdg | fgaf gedB |
GB BA G3 G | FAAG FADF | GBBA GBdg | fgaf g3 f ||
gb ~b2 affg | agef gede | gb ~b2 faag | agef g3 f |
gb ~b2 affg | agef gede | g2 bg faag | agef gedB |]

This is on the Magic Square’s CD "Isn’t Anyone Going To Stop Them?" Their notes say they learned it from Corner House.

# Posted on November 7th 2008 by airport

“Michael Preston’s Highland Fling”

X: 4
T: Michael Preston’s Highland Fling
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Gmaj
|: (3edB |\
G>BB>A G>Bd>B | F>AA>G (3FGA D>F |
G>B B2 G>Bd>g | f>ga>f g2 :|
|: (3def |\
g>bb>d f>ga>b | a>ge>f g>ed>B |
[1 g>b b2 f>ga>b | a>ge>f g2 |
[2 a>ba>f g>fe>d | c>AF>A G2 |]

Sans > & < & (3 ~ plus other a few other options

X: 5
T: Michael Preston’s Highland Fling
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Gmaj
|: dB |\
GB B2 GBdB | FA A2 FADF |
GB B2 GBdg | fgaf g2 :|
|: df |\
gb b2 fgab | agef ge d2 |
[1 gb b2 fgab | agef g2 |
[2 a2 af g2 gd | cAFA G2 |]