The League reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The League has been added to 2 tune sets.

The League has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The League
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 Bd gdBd|cBAG FADF|GFED CEAG|1FDFA dBcA:|2FDEF G2 ga||
|:bg g2 bgdg|af f2 afdg|bgaf gefd|ecdB c2BA|
G2 Bd gdBd|cBAG FADF|GFED CE AG|FDEF G2ga:|
X: 2
T: The League
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF | GFED CEAG | FDcA (3Bcd cA |
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF |1 GFED CEAG :|2 FDCA, G,2 ga ||
bg (3ggg bgdg | af (3fff afdf | bgaf gefd | ecdB cABG |
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF | GFED CEAG |1 FDCA, G,2 ga :|2 FDCA, G,4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 3
T: The League
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF | GFED CEAG | FDcA (3Bcd cA |
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF |1 GFED CEAG :|2 FDCA, G,2 ga ||
|: bg (3ggg bgdg | af (3fff afdf | bgaf gefd | ecdB cABG |
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF | GFED CEAG |1 FDCA, G,2 ga :|2 FDCA, G,4 ||
X: 4
T: The League
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2Bd gdBd | cBAG FAEF | GEED EGAG | FDFA ABAF |
G2Bd gdBd | cBAG FAEF | GEED E2AG | FDEF G4 :|
|: bg (3ggg bggg | af (3fff aff2 | bgaf g2ed | cABG AFGF |
G2Bd gdBd | cBAG FAEF | GEED E2AG | FDEF G4 :|

Twelve comments

Source for the “League Reel”

Can be found in O’Neill’s "Waifs and Strays" as No. 290. This transcription is closer to the way this tune is
played on Teada’s album "Give Us A Penny and Let Us Be Gone" — they play it really fast and it sounds great!

Caroline Kilbane

I met Caroline Kilbane [ and I hope I’ve got her name right ] at a Willie Clancy week flute class I think in 1986. She’s a very fine flute player from somewhere in the south of England. I recorded her playing this tune at the final of an All-Britain fleadh in Glasgow some years back, and unfortunately didn’t get a chance to ask her about the tune afterwards. It’s one of those odd tunes which is a bit between a reel and a hornpipe. I’ve used a bit of imagination here, because I’m sure it’s a tune that on a fiddle or box would go below the range of D, all the way down to a low G. Definitely not a tune to play in a flute competition, for that reason, but it’s a tune I’ve always liked, and I thought it time to put out into wider circulation. If anyone has a name / source for it, I’d be grateful.

Posted by .

Hiya Kenny.This tune reminds me a bit of the Reavy tune Johnny McGoohan`s,at the start ,anyway.Hope all is well with you and yours .Cos

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Miss Thornton’s

It sounds to me like a version of Miss Thornton’s. It is quite different though.

The League

Thought I recognised it. It’s here already, entitled the League Reel.

“The League Reel” ~ a duplication saved ~ as a full double reel

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on June 28th 2007 by Kenny.
~ /tunes/7416

X: 2
T: The League
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: G Major
|: G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF | GFED CEAG | FDcA (3Bcd cA |
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF |1 GFED CEAG :|2 FDCA, G,2 ga ||
|: bg (3ggg bgdg | af (3fff afdf | bgaf gefd | ecdB cABG |
G2 Bd gdBd | cBAG FADF | GFED CEAG |1 FDCA, G,2 ga :|2 FDCA, G,4 ||

Caroline Kilbane ~

"I met Caroline Kilbane [ and I hope I’ve got her name right ] at a Willie Clancy week flute class I think in 1986. She’s a very fine flute player from somewhere in the south of England. I recorded her playing this tune at the final of an All-Britain fleadh in Glasgow some years back, and unfortunately didn’t get a chance to ask her about the tune afterwards. It’s one of those odd tunes which is a bit between a reel and a hornpipe. I’ve used a bit of imagination here, because I’m sure it’s a tune that on a fiddle or box would go below the range of D, all the way down to a low G. Definitely not a tune to play in a flute competition, for that reason, but it’s a tune I’ve always liked, and I thought it time to put out into wider circulation."

# Posted on June 28th 2007 by Kenny

"Hiya Kenny. This tune reminds me a bit of the Reavy tune Johnny McGoohan`s,at the start ,anyway.Hope all is well with you and yours." Cos

# Posted on June 28th 2007 by cos

Miss Thornton’s

"It sounds to me like a version of Miss Thornton’s. It is quite different though."

# Posted on June 29th 2007 by PaddyCmusic

Gan Ainm

A tune I like from our local session, which I haven’t been able to find a name for.