Andy McGann’s reel

Also known as Andy McCann’s, Andy McGann’s No. 1.

There are 54 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Scarriff (lots of times), George White’s Favorite (a few times) and The Lark In The Morning (a few times).

Andy McGann’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Andy McGann's has been added to 129 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Andy McGann's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
gf|:eccB cGEG|FEDC B,DGF|EG (3GAG FAdc|Bg^fg agfg|
eccB cGEG|FEDC B,DGF|EG (3GAG FAdc|Bdgf ec c2:|
c2gc ecgc|(3cdc ag ^fgdB|c2gc ecgc|BG (3GAG BcdB|
c2gc ecgc|c2ag ^fgdB|cg(3gag eg (3gag|ag^fa g2z2:|
# Added by cos .
X: 2
T: Andy McGann's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:eccB cGEG |FEDC B,DGF |EGcE FAdc |1Bggg agfd :|2 Bdgf ecdB|
|:c2gc acgc |c2gc BcdB|1c2gc acgc |BGGG BcdB:|2cg~g2 eg~g2 |ag^fa g2g=f|
X: 3
T: Andy McGann's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: ecBc ecGE |FEDC B,DGF |EGcE FAdc|1 Bg^fg agfg :|2 BG (3GAG BcdB:|
|:c2gc acgc |c2ag fedB |1 c2Gc EcGE | FEDC B,DGB :|2 cg^fg dg^fg |bag^f ag^fg:|
X: 4
T: Andy McGann's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:BGGF GDBD|cBAG FADc|BD D2 cEAG|Fd^cd ed^cd|
BGGF GDBD|=cBAG FADc|BD D2 cEAG|FAdc BG G2:||
|G2dG BGdG|G2 ed ^cdAF|G2dG BGdG|FD D2 FGAF|
G2dG BGdG|G2ed ^cdAF|Gdde Bd d2|FAdc BG G2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Andy McGann's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:BGGF GDBD|cBAG FADc|BD D2 cEAG|Fd^cd ed^cd|
BGGF GDBD|=cBAG FADc|BD D2 cEAG|FAdc BG G2:||
|G2dG BGdG|G2 ed ^cdAF|G2dG BGdG|FD D2 FGAF|
G2dG BGdG|G2ed ^cdAF|Gd d2 BD D2|FAdc BG G2:||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-one comments

Andy McGann`s Reel

I am submitting this as we appear to only have one of Andy`s reels in the Database and some of Andy`s tunes were asked for earlier as a little tribute.I hope this isn`t already there under some spurious name.A great tune which I presume Andy composed.

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Single?

Isn’t this usually played as a single? I’ve only heard it that way, and it’s often paired with The Humours of Scariff.

I think you are right Jack!

I must be slipping-I turned fifty 3 days ago!
Yes I love this tune with the Humours of Scariff-McGann,McGuire and Burke have all recorded that pairing and recently Sean told me that Paddy Fahey composed the Humours of Scariff.

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Happy birthday, cos!

Thank you Zina !

I must admit to being in awe of any woman who has made 6605 comments on this web-site!When do you get time for a few tunes!

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Heh, Zina’s a very old soul. She posted many of those comments during a previous life…. *snort*

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LOL — ignore Will, cos, but don’t bother being in awe of me, the however-many-comments certainly aren’t all worth reading! He’s just jealous of my extremely fast typing skills. (The "old soul" thing is a bit of a private joke, sorry.) In fact, I think I’ll go play some tunes right now. I’ve been working on Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie, The Girl Who Broke My Heart, and Exile of Erin, and need to get back to them.

This is a different Andy McGann’s

This fine tune here is not the one which appears under this name on the Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn CD. I will post these ABCs today.

I just heard this tune played on Clare fm. I didn’t catch who was playing, but they repeated the parts.

Hugh and Colm Healey from Clare call this tune "Tommy People’s" on their cd Macalla na hÓige. I’ve always known it as Andy McGann’s though.

Andy McGann’s -It’s a Hard Road- Track 2

Just noticed that this tune is not the one on the album. It is the second, also called Andy McGann’s No.42 or the Bunratty Reel.

Claire Mann also recorded this reel on her solo album.

Alternate version

Hi,

Here is my version of this tune (from a session heard in 1994 in Miltown Malbay)

X:1
T:The Bunratty Reel
T:Andy McGann’s #42
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:C

|:eccB cGEG |FEDC B,DGF |EGcE FAdc |1Bggg agfd :|2 Bdgf ecdB|
|:c2gc acgc |c2gc BcdB|1c2gc acgc |BGGG BcdB:|2cg~g2 eg~g2 |ag^fa g2g=f|

Regards

Am i right in thinking that this is *not* the first tune of track 9 on mcgoldrick’s morning rory? despite the listing under tunes..? even apart from the differnet key…

Not on morning rory??

**listing under recordings sorry…

the track is list called gan ainm on the listing i have seen. although i guess that means it could be anything, it doesnt sound anything like this to my ears…

Andy McGann’s - more than 1 tune

Read the "comments" to "Morning Rory".

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Composer credits

Andy did not compose this tune but got it from Lad O’Beirne, whose source is unkown. Andy did adopt it as one of his pet tunes, however, playing so often and so well that it became "his" tune in name. "The Humours of Scariff," by the way, was collected by Francis O’Neill in east Clare and published in his Dance Music of Ireland, so I don’t think we can credit it to Paddy Fahey!

No. 42 Bunratty

There is some confusion here in the name "Andy McGann’s No. 42 Bunratty Reel." That was a joke title on Andy’s Shanachie LP for the reel usually called "Drag Her Round the Road," which is a completely different tune than this "Andy McGann’s Reel."

Angelina Carberry Andy McGanns

If you are looking for the "Anglelina Carberry" Andy McGanns reel… look here - https://thesession.org/tunes/3303 its also known as McFaddens Reel and the Widows Daughter

i don;t think this tune is the gan aimn from mcgoldrick’s ninth track in morning rory… sounds totally different

Another version of this tune I learned from Jean Carignan

|: ecBc ecGE |FEDC B,DGF |EGcE FAdc|1 Bg^fg agfg :|2 BG (3GAG BcdB:|
|:c2gc acgc |c2ag fedB |1 c2Gc EcGE | FEDC B,DGB :|2 cg^fg dg^fg |bag^f ag^fg:|