Seamus Thompson’s reel

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s, Seamus Thompson’s #1.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Seamus Thompson's has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Seamus Thompson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
| :F2DF CFF2|AcFc defg|aff2 gfde|fdcA B2AG|
F2DF CFF2|AcFc defg|aff2 gfdf|1 cAGA F2DE: |2 cAGA F3G||
AccA GcAG|F2CF Acfg|afdf cff2|dcAF G2AG|
FCDF D2FD|CA,A,2 CDFG|Acc2 dcfd|cAGA F3G|
AccA GcAG|F2CF Acag|fcc2 dfcf|dcAF G2AG|
(3FGF EF DEFD|CA,A,2 CDFG|Acc2 dcfd|cAGA F4||
2
X: 2
T: Seamus Thompson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| :G2EG DGG2|BdGd efga|bgg2 agef|gedB c2BA|
G2EG DGG2|BdGd efga|bgg2 ageg|1 dBAB G2EF:|2 dBAB G3A||
BddB AdBA|G2DG Bdga|bgeg dgg2|edBG A2BA|
GDEG E2GE|DB,B,2 DEGA|Bdd2 edge|dBAB G3A|
BddB AdBA|G2DG Bdba|gdd2 egdg|edBG A2BA|
(3GAG FG EFGE|DB,B,2 DEGA|Bdd2 edge|dBAB G4||

Three comments

Seamus Thompson’s #1

I heard this tune on the Bridge Ceili Band CD ‘Sparks on Flags’.
It’s in the first set on this CD and they called it ‘Finbarr Dwyer’s’ .
The set is Lord McDonald, The Holly Bush and then this tune here.

I later learnt that this tune was composed by Seamus Thompson and the Bridge Ceili Band kindly sent me the notes of this tune when I emailed them about it.

They play the tune once in F and then in G.
They lead into the G version of the tune by playing a low f sharp.

Seamus Thompson’s #1, X:2

This is the tune in G major as played by the Bridge Ceili Band on their CD ‘Sparks on Flags’.
They play the tune once in F and then in G and play a low f sharp as the leading note into the key of G version.
They call the tune ‘Finbarr Dwyer’s’.

Re: Seamus Thompson’s #1

Fab wee tune…