Big John’s reel

Also known as Big John McManus.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Big John’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Big John’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Big John's has been added to 59 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|1 eddc d2ef:|2 eddc dBAF||

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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.