The Mossy Banks reel

Also known as John Carty’s, The Lads From Leitrim, Tommy Gunn’s.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Torn Jacket (a few times).

The Mossy Banks has been added to 1 tune set.

The Mossy Banks has been added to 195 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Five settings

X: 1
T: The Mossy Banks
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gedB G3A|BAGB AE~E2|D2GA Bd~d2|edgd egfa|
gedB G3A|BAGB AE~E2|~B3d egge|1dBAc BGGd:|2dBAc BGAF||
|:G3B AEGE|DGBG ABGc|Bd~d2 edge|dBGA BAAB|
GABG AEGE|DGBG ABGc|Bd~d2 eage|1dBAc BGAF:|2dBAc BGGd||
|:g2dg egde|gabg adef|g2dg egdB|ABGA BGBd|
g2dg egde|gabg adef|~g3f gfed|egfa gdef:|
X: 2
T: The Mossy Banks
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gedB G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bddg|edgd egga|
gedB G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bdge|1dBAG EGG2:|2dBAG EGGD:|:
G3B AEGE|DEGG AGEA|Bd~d2 edge|dBGA BAAB|
G3B AEGE|DEGG AGEA|Bd~d2 gedB|A2GA BGG2:|:
g2dg egdg|~g2bg agef|g2dg egdB|A2GA BGG2|
g2dg egdg|~g2bg aged|~g3a g2ed|e/f/gfa gdef:|
X: 3
T: The Mossy Banks
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gedB ~G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bddg|edgd egga|
gedB ~G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bdge|dBAG EGG2:||:
G3B ABGE|DGBG AGED|ABBd edgd|BAGA BAA2|
G3B ABGE|DGBG AGED|1AG B/c/d gedB|ABGA BGGF:|2AG B/c/d ~g3b|a2ga bggf||
g2dg egde|g2bg agef|g2dg egdB|ABGA BGG2|
g2dg egde|g2bg agef|g2af gfed|e/f/g fa ~g3g:|
X: 4
T: The Mossy Banks
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gedB G3A|BAGB AE E2|D2GA Bd d2|edgd egfa|
gedB G3A|BAGB AE E2|B3d egge|1dBAc BGGd:|2dBAc BGAF||
|:G3B AEGE|DGBG ABGc|Bd d2 edge|dBGA BAAB|
GABG AEGE|DGBG ABGc|Bd d2 eage|1dBAc BGAF:|2dBAc BGGd||
|:g2dg egde|gabg adef|g2dg egdB|ABGA BGBd|
g2dg egde|gabg adef|g3f gfed|egfa gdef:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Mossy Banks
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2dB G3A|BGG2 AGEG|DEGA Bddg|edB/c/d e3f|
g2dB G3A|BGG2 AGEG|DEGAB2ge|[1dBBA EGG2:|[2dBBA EGGF||
G3B A2GE|DEGB AGEG|B3d e2ge|dBGA BAAF|
G3B A2GE|D2BG AGEG|B3d edge|[1dBAD BGGF:|[2dBAD BGB/c/d||
g2dg egde|g2bg agef|fgdg egdB|ADGA BGB/c/d|
g2dg egde|gab2 agef|[1g3a gfed|e/f/gaf g2gf:|[2gbb2gfed|fggf g3f|]

Thirteen comments

The Mossy Banks

Source: Siobhan Peoples & murty Ryan
Transcription: g.m.p.

The Mossy Banks

T:Mossy Banks, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Laurence nugent
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:G
gedB G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bddg|edgd egga|
gedB G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bdge|1dBAG EGG2:|2dBAG EGGD:|:
G3B AEGE|DEGG AGEA|Bd~d2 edge|dBGA BAAB|
G3B AEGE|DEGG AGEA|Bd~d2 gedB|A2GA BGG2:|:
g2dg egdg|~g2bg agef|g2dg egdB|A2GA BGG2|
g2dg egdg|~g2bg aged|~g3a g2ed|e/f/gfa gdef:|

Good call GM

great tune

Posted by .

The mossy banks

I also like this tune, and I can’t decide which version to learn of the two I have posted. Probably I’ll make a my own version , a mix of the two above.

Recorded by James Kelly

On one of his later solo albums. I think it’s just called"James Kelly, Traditional Irish Music." The track doesn’t name the tune, just the set, which they call "The London Set."

The Mossy Banks

I recently recorded Michael Hynes and Dennis Liddy playing this tune on a radio programme. It is also on Kevin Crawford’s "In Good Company" as John Carty’s. A nice flute tune which I really need to learn.

The Mossy Banks

T:Mossy Banks, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Kevoin Crawford - In Good Company
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:G
gedB ~G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bddg|edgd egga|
gedB ~G3A|BAGB AE~E2|DEGA Bdge|dBAG EGG2:||:
G3B ABGE|DGBG AGED|ABBd edgd|BAGA BAA2|
G3B ABGE|DGBG AGED|1AG B/c/d gedB|ABGA BGGF:|
2AG B/c/d ~g3b|a2ga bggf||
g2dg egde|g2bg agef|g2dg egdB|ABGA BGG2|
g2dg egde|g2bg agef|g2af gfed|e/f/g fa ~g3g:|

There’s a great demo of this tune on the Comhaltas site. Search ‘kevin crawford’ and you’ll find it. He’s playing it with Liam O’Riain. Great stuff.

Reputedly composed by Tommy Gunn

The Mossy Banks, X:5

From Stephen Doherty and Patrick Doocey’s album The Foxford Way.