Jean’s reel

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Tulla (a few times), Lexie MacAskill (a few times), The Limerick Lasses (a few times), The Moving Cloud (a few times) and Saint Anne’s (a few times).

Jean’s has been added to 11 tune sets.

Jean's has been added to 343 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Jean's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|:G3A BGBd|gB (3BBB eBdB|A3B AGEG|ABAG EDEF|
G2 GA BGBd|gabg abge|d2 Bd gdBd|1cAFA G2 D2:|2cAFA G2 Bd||
gBdg BdgB|dgBd gBdg|fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
(3bag (3agf gfe^d|efgf edBd|d2 Bd gdBd|1cAFA G2 Bd:|2cAFA G3A||
BD (3DDD B,D (3DDD|(3DDD BD (3DDD BD|AD (3DDD A,D (3DDD|dD^cD =cAFA|
BD (3DDD (3DDD BD|GBDG BDGB|AD (3DDD dD^cD|1cAFA G3A:|2cAFA G2 Bd||
gBdg BdgB|dgBd gBdg|fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
(3bag (3agf gfe^d|efgf edBd|d2 Bd gdBd|cAFA G2 Bd|
gBdg _Bdg=B|dg_Bd g=Bdg|fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
(3bag (3agf gfe^d|efgf edBd|d2 Bd gdBd|cAFA G2||
X: 2
T: Jean's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3DEF|:G3A BGBd|gB B2 eBdB|A3B AGEG|ABAG EDEF|
G3A BG (3Bcd|gabg abge|d2 (3Bcd gdBd|1cAFA G2 D2:|2cAFA G2 (3Bcd||
|:gBdg BdgB|dgBd gBdg|fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
(3bag (3agf gfe^d|efgf ed (3Bcd|d2 Bd gd (3Bcd|1cAFA G2 Bd:|2cAFA G3A||
BD D2 GD D2|D2 BD D2 BD|AD D2 AD D2|dD^cD =cAFA|
BD D2 D2 BD|GBDG BDGB|AD D2 dD^cD|1cAFA G3A:|2cAFA G2 (3Bcd||
|:gBdg BdgB|dgBd gBdg|fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
(3bag (3agf gfe^d|efgf edBd|d2 Bd gdBd|cAFA G2 (3Bcd|
gBdg _Bdg=B|dg_Bd g=Bdg|fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
(3bag (3agf gfe^d|efgf edBd|d2 (3Bcd gdBd|cAFA G2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Jean's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| (3 DEF |: G3GA BGBd | gB~B2 eBdB | A2AB AGEG | AcBG AGEF |
| G3GA BGBd | gabg abge | ~d2Bd gdBd |1 cAFA G2 (3DEF :|2 cAFA G2Bd ||
|: gBdg ~B2gB | dgBd gBdg | f~d2 adfd | gfga baga |
| (3bag af gfe^d | efgf edBd | ~d2Bd gdBd |1 cAFA G2Bd :|2 cAFA G2GA ||
|: BD~D2 EDB,D | ~D2BD ~D2BD | AD~D2 ADFA | dD^cD cAFA |
| BD~D2 EDB,D | ~D2BD ~D2BD | AD~D2 dD^cD |1 cAFA G2GA :|2 cAFA G2Bd ||
|: gBdg _Bdg=B | dg_Bd g=Bdg | f~d2 adfd | gfga baga |
| (3bag af gfe^d | efgf edBd | ~d2Bd gdBd |1 cAFA G2Bd :|2 cAFA G4 ||
X: 4
T: Jean's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| GD~D2 AD~D2 | BD~D2 GD~D2 | GD ~D2 AD~D2 | BD~D2 GD~D2 |
| BD~D2 cD~D2 | dD~D2 DD~D2 | BD~D2 cD~D2 | dD~D2 DD~D2 |
| dDeD dDcD | BD~D2 GD~D2 | dDeD dDcD | BD~D2 GD~D2 |
| GD~D2 BD~D2 | GD~D2 DD~D2 | GD~D2 BD~D2 | GD~D2 DD~D2 |
X: 5
T: Jean's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|:"G"G3A BGBd|"Em"gB (3BBB eBdB|"Am"A3B AGEG|"D"ABAG EDEF|
"G"G2 GA BGBd|"Em"gabg abge|"Am"d2 Bd gdBd|1"D"cAFA "G"G2 D2:|2"D"cAFA "G"G2 Bd||
"G"gBdg BdgB|dgBd gBdg|"D"fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
"G"(3bag (3agf gf"G/F#"e^d|"Em"efgf edBd|"Am"d2 Bd gdBd|1"D"cAFA "G"G2 Bd:|2"D"cAFA "G"G3A||
"G"BD (3DDD B,D (3DDD|(3DDD BD (3DDD BD|"D"AD (3DDD A,D (3DDD|dD^cD "D/F#"=cAFA|
"G"BD (3DDD (3DDD BD|GBDG BDGB|"D"AD (3DDD dD^cD|1cAFA "G"G3A:|2cAFA "G"G2 Bd||
"G"gBdg BdgB|dgBd gBdg|"D"fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
"G"(3bag (3agf gf"G/F#"e^d|"Em"efgf edBd|"Am"d2 Bd gdBd|"D"cAFA "G"G2 Bd|
"G"gBdg _Bdg=B|dg_Bd g=Bdg|"D"fdda fdaf|gfga baga|
"G"(3bag (3agf gfe^d|"C"efgf edBd|"Am"d2 Bd gdBd|"D"cAFA "G"G2||

Seventeen comments

Jean’s Reel

I learned this tune from an instructor at a fiddle camp. I found one version on the internet, but Shamma’s version rocked way more. It’s a really sizzling reel that sounds great played at a sizzling pace, but I can picture it slowed down and swung up a bit, too.

Written by Bobby McLeod of Mull, says Kathryn Tickell.

Also Played in Fmaj

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser frequently pulls this one out at performances too.

Wasn’t Sharon Shannon also pumping this one out all the time a while back?

Jean’s Reel

I learned this tune from Canadian Grand Masters Champion Patti Kustorok. I think it sounds greta played in a set after Mason’s Apron. I can never really finf two ppl that play the same version though!

Jennilee

Jean or Jean?

Quickly now, is it "Jean’s reel" as in the girl’s name or the French boy’s name? I never know how to pronounce it.

Re: Jean or Jean?

It’s Jean’s reel, as in the girl’s name - it was written by the late Bobby MacLeod of Tobermory (Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland).

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Re: Jean or Jean?

Thanks for the information. I can now hold my head up in the session and pronounce clearly again. I didn’t realize it was a Scottich tune - I thought it might be one of those Canadian things, hence the French possibility.

F

I think Bobby McLeod actually wrote this in the key of F, rather than G. I also seem to remember that Sharon Shannon’s sleeve notes said that it was written by Bobby McFERRIN ! -
[ which sounds like a Phil Cunningham wind-up to me].

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Jean’s, X:2

Love this tune

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Re: Jean’s

Nothing to do with the music but "Jean" was Bobby MacLeod’s wife.

Jean’s, X:3

As played at the session in O’Cealaigh’s in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Jean’s, X:4

Funny variation on the third part, recommended for solo performance.