John Dwyer’s reel

By John Dwyer

Also known as Coen’s, The Drunken Crow, Dwyer’s, John O’Dwyer’s, Kevin Keegan’s, Martin Connolly’s, The Pride Of Sligo.

There are 43 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

John Dwyer’s appears in 3 other tune collections.

John Dwyer’s has been added to 29 tune sets.

John Dwyer's has been added to 124 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: John Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ge|dB~B2 GEDE|GB~B2 dBGB|AGAB AGED|(3EFG AB c2Bc|
dB~B2 GEDE|GB~B2 dBGA|B2BA BdcB|AGAB G2:|
|:ga|bg~g2 bg~g2|af~f2 af~f2|bg~g2 bgag|eaag a2ga|
bg~g2 agef|gage dBGA|B2BA BdcB|AGAB G2:|
2
X: 2
T: John Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|dB~B2 GEDE|GB~B2 dBGB|~A2GB AGED|EGAB A2Bc|
dB~B2 GEDE|~G2GB dBG2|ABBA BedB|AGAB G2:|
ga|bg~g2 bgdg|af~f2 afdf|bg~g2 agfg|eage ~a2ga|
b2bg agef|gage dBG2|ABBA BedB|AGAB G2:|
3
X: 3
T: John Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|dBBB GEDE|GBBB dBGB|A3 B AGED|FGAB cABc|
dBBB GEDE|GBBB dBGB|B3 B BedB|AGAB G2:|
|:ga|bggg bggg|afff afdg|bggg bgag|ea a2 ea a2|
bggg agef|g2 ge dBGA|B3 B BedB|AGAB G2:|
4
X: 4
T: John Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|dB~B2 GEDE|GB~B2 dBGB|~A2AB AGED|EGAB c2Bc|
dB~B2 GEDE|GB~B2 dBGA|~B2BA BedB|~A2AB G2:|
ga|bg~g2 bgdg|af~f2 afdf|bg~g2 bgag|eaag a2ga|
bg~g2 agef|~g2ge dBGA|~B2BA BedB|~A2AB G2:|
5
X: 5
T: John Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dB (3BcB GEDE|G2 BG dGBG|AGAB AGED|(3EFG AB c2 Bc|
dB (3BcB GEDE|G2 BG dGBG|B2 BA BedB|AGAB G2:|
|:ga|bg (3gag bgeg|af (3fgf afdf|bg (3gag bgfg|eaag a2 ga|
bg (3gag agef|gfge dBGA|B2 BA BedB|AGAB G2:|
6
X: 6
T: John Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBAB GEDE|G2 BG dGBG|AGAB AGED|EGAB c2 Bc|
dBAB GEDE|G2 BG dGBG|B2 BA BedB|AGAB G2:|
|:ga|bggg bgeg|afef afdf|bggg bgfg|eaag a2 ga|
bgfg agef|gfge dBGA|B2 BA BedB|AGAB G2:|

Fourteen comments

I got this from the John Whelan recording. It’s a fun tune but I often find myself wanting to morph into George White’s Favorite if I’m not careful.

Composed by John Dwyer of the famously musical Dwyer family of west Cork. His brothers Finbar, Micheal (RIP) and Richie are all noted composers.

It’s similiar to Eddie Kelly’s Reel on Gerry O Conner’s Rattlin’ Banjos album. Infact, I think this is what he meant. Not Eddie Kelly’s.

In our session we play the part endings as |B2BA BedB|AGAB G2

Duplicate…

"John Dwyer’s".

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Here….

https://thesession.org/tunes/2708

Hi Osvaldo - thanks for posting the "Owenmore Ceili Band" recording. Most of the tunes on the tape [ which I also have ] are already here but under different names. I identified most of them a while ago, but never got round to posting the recording myself. I’ll try to add the links in the "comments" for the recording soon, so please don’t post any of the tunes supposedly not identified on the tape, as they are most likely duplicates. Just trying to save you wasting your time. Regards, Kenny.

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John Dwyer’s, X:5

Setting as I have it in my mind from playing in different sessions (mostly Galway and Cork) or / and listening to music. I used triplets as ornamentation. There are no rolls, but those who usually play them can do it instead of any of the N (3NHN that exist in the setting (N is a note that would be the same one the roll would be based, H is a note one tone higher than N).