The Palm Tree reel

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name 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 6 tune sets.

The Palm Tree has been added to 60 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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:|
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:|
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