Harvest Moon reel

Also known as Conor Tully’s, The Harvest Moon, John Nee’s, Picking The Spuds.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Marian’s Favourite (a few times).

Harvest Moon has been added to 9 tune sets.

Harvest Moon has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Harvest Moon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:g | eAAE AcBA | GE3 GABd | eA3 cdeg | afge d2Bd |
eAAE AcBA | GE3 GABd | eaaf gedB | GABG A3 :|
|:B | cBcd eg3 | eaaf g2fg | ecAB cdeg | afge d3e |
cBcd eg3 | eaaf gedB | c2BA GEDE | GABG A3 :|
X: 2
T: Harvest Moon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
(3Bcd||:"Am"eA ~A2AcBA| "G"GEDE GABd|"Am"eA ~A2 (3Bcd eg|"Fmaj7"a2 ge "G"dged|!
"Am"eA ~A2 AcBA| "G"GEDE GA (3Bcd|"Am"{d}e3 a "G"gedB|1"Em"Gd (3BAG "Am"BA (3Bcd:||
"C"c3 d eg (3ggg|eaaf {f}g2 ed|eA (3AAA (3Bcd eg|agge dged|
"D7"c3 d eg (3ggg|eaaf gedB|"Fmaj7"cABA "G"GE (3EEE|1"Em"GABG "Am"~A3 B:||2 "Em"GABG "Am"A2||
X: 3
T: Harvest Moon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
G|EAAG AcBA|GE~E2 GABd|eA~A2 Bdeg|~a2ge d2Bd|
eAAG AcBA|GE~E2 GABd|ea~a2 gedB|GABG A3:|
B|cBcd eg~g2|eaaf g2ag|eA~A2 Bdeg|~a2ge d2ed|
cBcd eg~g2|eaaf g2ed|~c2BA GEDE|GABc A3:|
X: 4
T: Harvest Moon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
G|EAAG AcBA|GE E2 GA (3Bcd|eA A2 Bdeg|a2ge d2 (3Bcd|
eAAG AcBA|GE E2 GA (3Bcd|ea a2 gedB|GABG A3:|
B|cBcd eg g2|eaaf g2ag|eA A2 (3Bcd eg|a2ge d2ed|
c3d eg g2|eaaf g2ed|c2BA GEDE|GABG A3:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Harvest Moon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Bd||:"Am"eA ~A2A2BA| "G"GEDE GABd|"Am"eA ~A2 cd eg|"Fmaj7"a2 ge "G"d2gf|!
"Am"eA ~A2 AcBA| "G"GEDE GA Bd|"Am"e2 af "G"gedB|"Em"GA BG "Am"A2 :||
"C"cBcd eg (3ggg|eaaf g2 ed|cBcd eg3|a2ge d2ed|
"D7"cBc d eg (3ggg|eaaf g2ed|"Fmaj7"BcBA "G"GEDE|1"Em"GABG "Am"~A3 B:||2 "Em"GABG "Am"A2||
X: 6
T: Harvest Moon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
||e ~A3~A2BA| G~E3 GA (3.Bcd| e~A3 cdeg |{^g}a2 =ge dz gf|
! e ~A3 .AcBA| GEDE ~G3 B|ez af gedB|GA B^G A2 Bd|
eA z.A A2 BA|G~E3 GA (3.Bcd|ez~A2 cdeg |{^g}a2 =ge d3 z|
e~A3 .AcBA|GEDE ~G3 z|~e2 af gedB|GA B^G A2 zd||
cBcd e ~g3|ea{g}a^f ~g2 ed|cBcd e~g3|~a2ge d2zd|
cBcd e ~g3|ea{g}a^f ~g2ed|B~E3 GEDE|GAB^G ~A3 z|
cBcd e ~g3|ea{g}a^f ~g2 ed|cBcd e~g3|~a2ge ~d3z|
cBcd e~g3|ea{g}ab ~g3z|c'bag _bage|.gab^g ~a3 z||

Ten comments

Harvest Moon

This is the Harvest Moon, A reel composed by the late Paddy O’Brien as requested by Dow

Thanks!

Paddy O’Brien month - nice…

Notation

I have often heard the last bar of the first half played as | DEGA BAA :| so either the last bar I submitted or this one will do.

I think this is the same tune that Mike McGoldrick recorded on "First Light" album as John Nee’s. Great tune.

Here’s my transription of the above version of McGoldrick’s:(the chords are much as Manus Lunny plays them on that album)

(3Bcd||:"Am"eA ~A2AcBA| "G"GEDE GABd|"Am"eA ~A2 (3Bcd eg|"Fmaj7"a2 ge "G"dged|!
"Am"eA ~A2 AcBA| "G"GEDE GA (3Bcd|"Am"{d}e3 a "G"gedB|1"Em"Gd (3BAG "Am"BA (3Bcd:||
2 "Em"Gd (3BAG "Am"BAAB||
"C"c3 d eg (3ggg|eaaf {f}g2 ed|eA (3AAA (3Bcd eg|agge dged|
"D7"c3 d eg (3ggg|eaaf gedB|"Fmaj7"cABA "G"GE (3EEE|1"Em"GABG "Am"~A3 B:||2 "Em"GABG "Am"A2||

a great tune.

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Harvest Moon, X:6

Inspired by a recording of Paddy Carty, and after a few years of Niall Keegan bashing my head in I’ve arrived at this. This is a fun flute version that I think does justice to what John Wynne would call, "the virtuoso" style of Roscommon flute playing. While that debate about regional styles should be left to those far more erudite, (or perhaps, far more full of $%#@) we know Paddy was not afraid to use keys that many of his contemporaries would not have used in those days. Thus the A minor key that hints at a harmonic minor scale, before returning to A dorian in the second part. I like to think of this as a fanciful "what if" setting not safe for the session.

If only I did more of this in college instead of going to Costello’s to drink and see Flan. (Who claims to have played with *the* Sean Ryan back in the day!)

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