The Palm Tree reel

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Flowers Of Brooklyn (a few times) and Into The Wood (a few times).

The Palm Tree has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Palm Tree has been added to 62 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Palm Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF~F2 dfaf|g2ag fddf|eAce d=cAF|GBAF ~G3B|
AF~F2 d~f3|g2ag fddf|ea~a2 aged|cAGE FDD2:|
af~f2 dafd|(fg)ed cAAG|FGAF GBed|ca~a2 bagb|
af~f2 dafd|(fg)ed cAAG|FGAF GBed|cAGE FDD2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Palm Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dF~F2 d2fa|gbag fd~d2|eAce dcAF|G2AF G~E3|
AF~F2 d2fa|gbag fd~d2|eA~A2 aged|cAGE EDD2:|
af~f2 df~f2|ge~e2 deAG|FAdF GBed|cA~A2 ba^ga|
bf~f2 df~f2|ge~e2 deAG|FAdF GBed|cA(3AGE EDD2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Palm Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:^F|GCEG cege|efff edce|dGBd c_BGE|FAGE FED^F|
GCEG cege|efdf edce|dGBd gfdc|BGFD ECC:|
|:a|ge~e2 cegc|efdc BGGF|EGcE FAdc|Bg^fg agfa|
ge~e2 cegc|efdc BGGF|EGcE FAdc|BGFD ECC:|

Ten comments

The Palm Tree (reel)

Source: Alan & John Kelly - Fourmilehouse
Transcription: gmp

A great reel from e great album.
( I think so )

Composer

composed by Billy Mc Comiskey (if I’m not mistaken).

There’s a funny story here about this reel and the Flowers of Brooklyn:

http://www.cranfordpub.com/tunes/Irish/Palm_Tree.htm

The composer, Billy McComiskey writes the following about the history of this tune:
"Lori Anders, a New England piano accordion player, challenged me one night years ago saying, "See, that’s why the piano accordion is better than the button box … you can’t play in Eb or Bb."
In response, Billy wrote The Flowers of Brooklyn in Eb and The Palm Tree in Bb.

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This is my favourite tune at the moment. I love it!

The tune is quite a challenge on the box. But great practice. Laurie Andres (correct spelling of her name) had a point though: there’s a difference between writing a tune in Eb or Bb and jumping right in at a session when you’re playing a box in B/C or C#/D. (not talking about D/D# of course).

The Palm Tree, X:2

X: 1
T: The Palm Tree
R: reel
G: Whistle
C: Billy McComiskey
S: Joanie Madden, during a 2015 Minnesota Irish Music Workshop at the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul, MN.
H: Originally composed by Billy McComiskey in Bb in order to win a wager with Lori Anders. See: http://www.cranfordpub.com/tunes/Irish/Palm_Tree.htm
N: Arranged by Joanie Madden. The g# in the 4th bar of the B part is particularly pleasing.
Z: Andrea Morgan-Brist
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj