Gan Ainm reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Gan Ainm has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ce e2 fe e2|ceec BcAB|ce e2 feec|BABc A3 B|
ce e2 ce e2|ceec d3 c|B2 BA B2 ce|ecBc A4|
|:c2 cB cdec|B2 BA BcAB|c2 cB cdec|BABc A3 B:|
# Added by Kenny .

Six comments

Help needed

This odd wee tune had been lying around in a tape for God-knows how long until I stumbled across it some time back. I don’t know where it came from - probably Radio Scotland’s "Travelling Folk" programme sometime, and haven’t a clue about it. I’m 99% certain it’s played by "De Danann", but it doesn’t come from any album of them I have or know of. On the recording, it’s preceded by a slow air, and followed by "Humours Of Carrigaholt". Can anyone help? I think it has an American "old-timey" feel about it, but that was maybe just because of the "swingy" way it was played.

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4 1/2 years later……

This tune appears on the recently-released "Buffalo In The Castle" CD - see link below, - where it is listed as coming from the playing of Lucy Farr. Much as I’d like to, I’m not going to name it "Lucy Farr’s" as it will be automatically linked to recordings with a different tune from Lucy’s repertoire on it.
Hopefully people will see this to give her credit as the tune’s source.

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X: 2
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: AMaj
|: A>B |\
c<e e2 f<e e2 | c<ee>c B>cA>B |
c<e e2 f<ee>c | B>^AB>c A2 :|
|: A>d |\
c2 c>B c<de>c | B2 B>^A B>c=A>d |
[1 c2 c>B c<de>c | B>^AB>c A2- :|
[2 c<ee>c B<ee>B | e>cB<c A2 |]

Re: Gan Ainm

What a great little tune! I am glad that I found it.