Gan Ainm reel

Gan Ainm has been added to 4 tune sets.

Gan Ainm has been added to 79 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
ADDE F2 ED |ECCD EFGB |ADDE F2 ED |EAGE FD D2 |
ADDE F2 ED |ECCD EFGB |ADDE F2 ED |EAGE D4 :|
|: ABcB A2 GF |ECCD EFGB |ABcB A2 GF |EAGE D4 |
ABcB A2 GF |ECCD EFGB |AFGE FEDC |A,G,A,D FEDC :|
X: 2
T: Gan Ainm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|AFGE FEDC|A,CDE D3 A|
|ABcB AF (3DEF|ECCD EFGB|Adce dcAF|GFEG FDDA|
|ABcB Adfa|gecd efge|fdec dcAF|GECE D3 A|
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X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eAAB c2 BA |BGGA Bcdf |eAAB c2 BA |BedB cA A2 |
eAAB c2 BA |BGGA Bcdf |eAAB c2 BA |BedB A4 :|
|: efgf e2 dc |BGGA Bcdf |efgf e2 dc |BedB A4 |
efgf e2 dc |BGGA Bcdf |ecdB cBAG |EDEA cBAG :|

Eight comments

Reel to Follow Tamlin

This reel is very effective when played immediately after Tamlin (aka Howling Wind). Unfortunately, I don’t know the actual title - can anyone help?

Nice tune

I like this tune quite a bit, never heard it before. I always like flat key tunes they have that dark moody feeling that cooks.

Sounds like…

This tune reminds a little bit of "The Maids Of Mitchelstown". But that might just be because of the key signature.

The opening phrase sounds a *bit* like the start of Maids of Mitchelstown. After that, the two tunes veer off in seperate directions, though.

Variation, or a new tune

Brad and JeffK,

Back in August, before The Big Gloom, JeffK posted a cool little melody in Dm under Gan Ainm (reel), but the second half left me wanting more. So I noodled around with it and came up with a new B Part. Maybe it’s a new tune altogether, maybe it’s just a variation on the theme, in the tradition of traditional players tinkering with the aural, somewhat flexible nature of the music….

I play each half once (ABAB) rather than twice through (AABB), and I like it either as a slow reel, or up tempo.

Still in Dm
Last two measures of the first half would go:
|AFGE FEDC|A,CDE D3 A|

and the "new" B Part is:
|ABcB AF (3DEF|ECCD EFGB|Adce dcAF|GFEG FDDA|
|ABcB Adfa|gecd efge|fdec dcAF|GECE D3 A|

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An Dro?

I experimented a bit with the tune and moved it to other modes and I finish up with this version, played as an "An Dro"
X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Ador
eAAB c2 BA |BGGA Bcdf |eAAB c2 BA |BedB cA A2 |
eAAB c2 BA |BGGA Bcdf |eAAB c2 BA |BedB A4 :|
|: efgf e2 dc |BGGA Bcdf |efgf e2 dc |BedB A4 |
efgf e2 dc |BGGA Bcdf |ecdB cBAG |EDEA cBAG :|

All I can say is that it sounds to me like a version of The Laurel Tree: https://thesession.org/tunes/883
A melancholy version of it (1st part) or even a sadly hapless version (second part)!

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A very good tune for helping me find my way around my C/C# box. It runs very smoothly and I have no problems fitting in meaningful bass harmony. Thanks JeffK for submitting it. Where did you get it from?

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