Midsummer’s Night reel

Also known as Mid Summer’s Night, The Midsummer’s Night, Midsummers Night, Miss McKnight’s, Vincent Broderick’s.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Tinker’s Daughter (lots of times), The Crock Of Gold (a few times), The Navvy On The Shore (a few times) and The Milky Way (a few times).

Midsummer’s Night has been added to 4 tune sets.

Midsummer's Night has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Midsummer's Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eBdB ABAG|EG~G2 EGDg|eBdB ~A2(3Bcd|e2ag egdg|
eBdB ~A3G|EG~G2 EGDA|GEDE GABd|1eBdB AGBd:|2eBdB cAFA||
|:G3A BG(3Bcd|~g3a baga|bage dG(3Bcd|egdg edBA|
~G3A BG(3Bcd|Bgga baga|bage dG(3Bcd|1e2ge edBA:|2e2ge edBd||
X: 2
T: Midsummer's Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:egdB ABAG|EG~G2 EGDG|egdB A2 (3Bcd|(efg fa gedg|
egdB ABAG|EG~G2 EGDE|G3A BA (3Bcd|1 egdB BAA2:|2 egdB cAFA||
X: 3
T: Midsummer's Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:egdB ABAG | EG~G2 EGDG | egdB ~A2 Bd | (3efg fa gedg |
egdB ABAG | EG~G2 EGDE | ~G3A BA (3Bcd | egdB BA~A2 :| egdB cAFA ||
|: ~G3A BG (3Bcd | ~g3a baga | bage dG (3Bcd | egdg edBA |
~G3A BG (3Bcd | ~g3a baga | bage dG (3Bcd | ~e2ge edBA :| ~e2ge edBd ||
X: 4
T: Midsummer's Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eBdB ABAG|EG G2 EGDG|eBdB A2 (3Bcd|e2ag egdg|
eBdB A3G|EG G2 EGDA|GEDE GABd|1eBdB AGBd:|2eBdB cAFA||
|:G3A BG (3Bcd|g3a baga|bage dG (3Bcd|egdg edBA|
G3A BG (3Bcd|egga baga|bage dG (3Bcd|1e2ge edBA:|2e2ge edBd||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Midsummer's Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
egdB ~A2AG|EG~G2 EGd2|eBdB A2 (3Bcd|e2af gedg|
eBdB ~A2AG|EG~G2 EGDE|GFGA BG (3Bcd|1e2dB BABd:|2e2dB cAFA||
~G2GA BG (3Bcd|g2ga baga|bage dG (3Bcd|e2ge edBA|
~G2GA BG (3Bcd|g2ga ba~a2|bage dG (3Bcd|1egfg edBA:|2e2ge edBd||

Six comments

Source: Siobhan Peoples & Murty Ryan - "Time on Our Hands"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Midsummer’s Night

…By Vincent Broderick. Great tune - I knew someone would post it sooner or later.
Dervish’s setting on their title track goes something like this:
|:egdB ABAG|EG~G2 EGDG|egdB A2 (3Bcd|(efg fa gedg|
egdB ABAG|EG~G2 EGDE|G3A BA (3Bcd|1 egdB BAA2:|2 egdB cAFA||

I lost the B-part in the process of posting, but it’s much the same as SP & MR’s setting. It’s the A-part that’s a bit different. Read (3efg for (efg - have just woken up so am not with it yet.

Midsummer Night

Cathal McConnel recorded this tune with Patsy Hanly and John Joe Maguire on the "Boys Of The Lough" LP "Good Friends, Good Music". They followed it with another two of Vincent Broderick’s compositions, "The Tinker’s Daughter" and "The Crock Of Gold" . You quite often come across all 3 played together as a set. All are great flute tunes.

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