Clare Reel No. 1
Two reels, this and surprise surprise Clare Reel No. 2 have turned up at our session, handed across from a nearby workshop. I don’t know their origin, or if they have proper names. They sound more like barndances, and have an unusual (at least the way we play them) character. I’d be very grateful if anyone recognises this one.
Martin, this is Joe Bane’s, posted here just last week (https://thesession.org/tunes/2353). Nice tune.
Thanks Will. I’ve replaced it with Clare Reel number 2, again searching for fragments of the ABC have not turned anything up - do you recognise it? TIA
Aha, Martin, now you’ve got the Ravelled Hank of Yarn, which (surprisingly) doesn’t appear to be in the database here yet. Congratulations! And a nice tune it is. too.
Ravelled Hank of Yarn
A great tune which I think was associated with the playing of Piper Willie Clancy.
I am *stunned*. Thanks!
LOL, no one’s said that to me since the time I jump started a car sitting up to its axels in flood waters….
Were they holding the ends of the leads at the time?
That’s it. 🙂
John Kelly’s version
John Kelly’s version is:
T:Ravelled Hank of Yarn, The
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cAAg | fdcA AGG2 |
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cBce | fdcA AGG2 ||
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBcA | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA AGG2 |
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBce | fgaf bgag | fdcA AGG2 ||
but his version seems closer to the Doon Reel, although it is that possible both tunes have a common origin
The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
Here it is by the band Providence, from about 2.32
T: Ravelled Hank Of Yarn, The
|: BBBG AcBA |GBBB GBBB |dAAA d2 eg |1 fdcA AGGA :|2 fdcA AGBc |
|: dGGG BGBd |g2 ga agaf |gGGG BG Bd |egdB BAAA |
dGGG BGBd |g3 a agaf |g2 ga agag |fdcA BG GG :|
"The Ravelled Hank of Yarn" In a set with The Old Bush at a 2005 Comhaltas convention in Canada.
..with Axl Rose on pipes…
Willy Clancy playing "The Ravelled Hank of Yarn."
The Old Bush / The Ravelled Hanks of Yarn
Watch Jimmy O’Brien Moran play the set: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY67MA8xHRE
Fulham Broadway is what Josephine Keegan calls this tune in her tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean". Where this name might come from I don’t know.
The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn, X:4
A slight variation based on the setting on the "NicGaviskey" album (https://thesession.org/recordings/3730).