Joe Bane’s reel

Also known as Joe Bane’s Fling, Joe Bane’s Highland Fling, Joe Banes, Tom Ban’s.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Green Gowned Lass (a few times) and The Road To Glountane (a few times).

Joe Bane’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Joe Bane's has been added to 100 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Joe Bane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3 B B>AA>A|B>AB>c d>ge>d|B3 B B>AA>A|d2 c>A A>G G2:|
e2a2g2 g>e|d2 B>c d3d|e2a2g2 g>e|d2 c>A A>G G2|
e2a2g2 g>e|d2e2f2g2|a>baf g2 g>e|d2 c>A A>G G2|
X: 2
T: Joe Bane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 Bc B>A (3AAA | B>AB>c d>ge>d | (3BcB Bc B>AA>B | (3ded c>A A>G :|
e2 a2 g2- g>e | (3ddd B>c d2 (3Bcd | e2 a2 (3ggg g>e | d2 c>A A>GG>d |
e2 a2 g2 g>e | d2 e>f (3ggg f>g | a>b (3agf g2- g>e | (3ddd c>A A>G ||
X: 3
T: Joe Bane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 Bc B>A (3AAA | B>AB>c d>ge>d | (3BcB Bc B>AA>B | (3ded c>A A>G :|
e2 a2 g2- g>e | (3ddd B>c d2 (3Bcd | e2 a2 (3ggg g>e | d2 c>A A>GG>d |
e2 a2 g2 g>e | d2 e>f (3ggg f>g | a>b (3agf g2- g>e | (3ddd c>A A>G |]
X: 4
T: Joe Bane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2 B2 BA3|B>AB>c d>ge>d|B2 B2 BA3|d2 c>A A>G G2:|
|:e2a2 g3e|d2 B>c d3d|e2a2 g3e|d2 c>A A>G G2|
e2a2 g3e|d2e2f2g2|a>baf g3e|d2 c>A A>G G2|
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

Joe Bane’s

From Geoff Bowen’s fiddle tutor.Don’t play it too fast.Marin Hayes plays a lovely version his cd,The Shores Of Lough Graney.

I love this tune. I first heard Danu play it. It is also on the "Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" CD.

I think it’s a fling.

“Joe Bane’s Highland” ~ which as usual also works as a single reel

Flings always get played as single reels, but in some cases the melody makes a better fling than a reel, and I’m inclined to think, despite the impresssive flute playing, that this air swings better as a fling…

R: highland fling
K: G Major
|: d>c |
B2 Bc B>A (3AAA | B>AB>c d>ge>d | (3BcB Bc B>AA>B | (3ded c>A A>G :|
G>d |
e2 a2 g2- g>e | (3ddd B>c d2 (3Bcd | e2 a2 (3ggg g>e | d2 c>A A>GG>d |
e2 a2 g2 g>e | d2 e>f (3ggg f>g | a>b (3agf g2- g>e | (3ddd c>A A>G ||

I agree. Nice playing, ‘c’. :-)

Wouldn’t you say it was played as a barndance here though…or is that the same thing as a fling?

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‘Barndance’

‘Barndance’ can be a catch all term for all swung dance tunes, including hornpipes. The specific dances called this are generally related, and more usually the schottische, the highland fling/schottische, Germans (including the "7-Step), Military Two Steps and barndances - all often get muddled up with the one term - ‘barndance’. That can be even further extended to include anything considered danceable in a barn. However, there are specific dances and tunes, usually 32 bars, that are more usually thought of as a ‘barndance’. Oh yes, various types of polkas also sometimes get dropped under this header.

In general, 16 bars, and more usually with a second ending for the B-part, sometimes a full 4 bars/measures, swung, this is a highland fling/schottische, but there’s no crime in referring to it as a ‘barndance’ as well, as true of other froms…

For Dow’s da ~ 8-)

X: 2
T: Joe Bane’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: G Major
|: d>c |\
B2 Bc B>A (3AAA | B>AB>c d>ge>d | (3BcB Bc B>AA>B | (3ded c>A A>G :|
G>d |\
e2 a2 g2- g>e | (3ddd B>c d2 (3Bcd | e2 a2 (3ggg g>e | d2 c>A A>GG>d |
e2 a2 g2 g>e | d2 e>f (3ggg f>g | a>b (3agf g2- g>e | (3ddd c>A A>G |]