The Beech Tree reel

By Neil Sharpley

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Beech Tree has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Beech Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FABc dFEF|BE~E2 Bcdf|fedc BAFE|1 FBBA B3A:|2 FBBA B3c||
|:d3B c3A|~B3c BAFE|FBBc dcBA|caa^g a2ba|
fB~B2 gfea|fB~B2 dcBc|dfeg fded|1 BdcA B3c:|2 BdcA B3A||

Six comments

Transcribed from a session tape. Anyone have a name for it?

Identified !!

Haven’t heard this one in 20 years. It’s "The Beech Tree", composed by Neil Sharpley, who compiled the 4 tune books with Dave Bulmer in the 70s/80s. He’s a banjo player. The Leeds band "Iona" recorded it.

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Thanks Kenny

Not quite Scottish…..

In the interests of accuracy, only 1 member of "Iona" was Scottish - George Ormiston, now a very respected flute maker. "Iona" were musically an Irish band, comprising three Englishmen and one Scot. They were based in Leeds and the band arose from the Irish session scene there.
The link to details of the band is incorrect, going to a different band altogether.

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Re: The Beech Tree

The A part of this tune confuses me beyond belief. :’)