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 this tune.

This tune 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

1
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|
2
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 ||
3
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 |]
4
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 ~ 😎

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 |]