Big John’s reel

Also known as Big John McManus.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Da Nippin Grund (a few times), Square Da Mizzen (a few times) and Wha’ll Dance Wi’ Wattie ? (a few times).

Big John’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Big John's has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Big John's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAd fdAF|~G2GF GABc|defd ecAF|E2ED EGFE|!
DFAd fdAF|~G2GF GABc|defd edce|1~d2dc dBAF:|2 ~d2dc d2ef||!
(3gfe Be g3f|(3gfe be geeg|(3fed Ad f3e|fdad fddf|
(3gfe Be g3f|(3gfe be geeg|fa~a2 gecd|1eddc d2ef:|2eddc dBAF||

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Fermanagh

Trad Girl might be interested in this reel, as I think Cathal McConnell might have been first to record it, and he has it as a Co. Fermanagh reel. Frankie Kennedy also had it as part of a solo on an "Altan" recording, I seem to remember.

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‘Big John’ is fiddler John McManus of Fermanagh, a friend of Cathal McConnell’s. He appears on Cathal’s album, ‘Long Expectant Comes at Last’ - and also on the recently released ‘Hidden Fermanagh’ CD.