Hull’s reel

Also known as John Rankin’s.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Hamish The Carpenter (a few times), The Road To Errogie (a few times), Sporting Paddy (a few times) and The Trip To Windsor (a few times).

Hull’s has been added to 35 tune sets.

Hull's has been added to 268 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Hull's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
e|B<E Ec B2 Bc|BE (3EEE cBGe|BE (3EEE B2GB|cBce fefg|
B<E Ec B2 Bc|BE (3EEE cBce|fgfe c2 fg|eccB ceec|
B<E Ec B2 Bc|BE (3EEE cBGe|BE (3EEE B2 GB|cBce fefg|
B<E Ec B2 Bc|BE (3EEE cBcE|fgfe c2 gf|eccB ceef|
|:gB (3BBB g2fe|fc (3ccc c2 Bc|fc (3ccc c2 Bc|
eB (3BBB Bcef|gB (3BBB g2 fe|fc (3ccc c2 ce|
[1fgfe c2 fg|eccB ceef:|2fgfe c2 gf|eccB ceec||
X: 2
T: Hull's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|ADDB A3B|AD D2 BABd|AD D2 A2 FA|BABd edef|
ADDB A3B|AD D2 BABd|efed B2 ef|1dBBA BddB:|2dBBA Bdde||
|:fA A2 f2 ed|eB B2 e3f|eB B2 B2 AB|dA A2 ABde|
fA A2 f2 ed|eB B2 e3d|efed B2 ef|1dBBA Bdde:|2dBBA BddB||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Hull's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
BE (3EEE BEAc | BE (3EEE cBce | BE (3EEE B2GB | cBce fefg |
BE (3EEE BEAc | BE (3EEE cBce | fgfe c2 Bc |1 efec Bcec :|2 efec Bcef ||
|: gB (3BBB g2fe | fc (3ccc c2 Bc | fc (3ccc c2Bc | eB (3BBB Bcef |
gB (3BBB g2 fe | fc (3ccc c2 bc | fgfe c2 Bc |1 efec Bcef :|2 efec Bcec ||
# Added by Jesse .
X: 4
T: Hull's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ADDB AAFB | ADDA BABd | ADDB AAFA | BA B/c/d efdB |$
ADDB AAFB | ADDA BABd | efed Bdfe |1 dBBA BddB :|2 dBBA Bdde||
|:$ fAAA ffed | eBBB eeef | eBBB BBAB | dAAA ABde |
$ fAAA ffed | eBBB eeed | efed Bdfe | dBBA Bdde :|
X: 5
T: Hull's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
BEEc B2 Bc|BEGB cBce|BEEc B2 GB|cBce fgec|
BEEc B2 Bc|BEGB cBce|fgfe cagf|[1eccB ceec:|[2 eccB ceef]
gB (3BBB g2fe|fc (3ccc effg|fc (3ccc c2 Bc|eB (3BBB Bcef|
(fg2) (g2f) eg | fc (3ccc (f2 f)e | fgfe cagf |
[1 eccB ceef:|[2 eccB ceec||
# Added by Ash M .

Ten comments

i learned it in Emajor - no mean feat on an open-holed whistle - and then realized Lunasa plays it in D anyway! it was fun to break it out at seisiun tho: messed the guitarist all up…
—j

One of my absolute favorites!

“Hull’s Reel” ~ by John Rankin ~ (& Duplication of #2220)

To give the source credit…

Cape Breton tune

Yes, composed by Cape Breton fiddler John Morris Rankin, and the original key is E major.

One of my favorite tunes, definitely… I love it in it’s original key of E, I must say.

I also learned it in E. So far I’ve only heard it on the recording by Beolach, but then again I’ve never really listened to Lunasa.

Session A9 has a great version of this tune. Probably my favorite tune at the moment…

Hull’s, X:3

Great version, performed by the band Nova among others

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Hull’s, X:5

Version played by Session A9 during their Live at Celtic Connections performance (Third tune in the Sporting Paddy set).

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