John McEvoy’s reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

John McEvoy's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: John McEvoy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABAF DFAF | ABde fe e2 | fdec dBAF |1 ABde fddB :|2 ABde fd d2 ||
dfaf bfaf | dfaf ge e2 | =cege aege | dfed cA A2 |
dfaf bfaf | dfaf geeg | f2 ec dBAF | ABde fd d2 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: John McEvoy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABAF DEFB | ABde fe e2 | fdef dBAF |1 ABde fedB :|2 ABde fd d2 ||
fdad bdaf | dfaf ge e2 | =cege aege | dfed cA A2 |
fdad bdaf | dfaf ge e2 | fdef dBAF | ABde fd d2 :|

Five comments

John McEvoy’s other

This is the other of John McEvoy’s 2 reels from "The Kilmore Fancy". On that particular CD, this is the 2nd tune, played after the "John McEvoy’s" I posted yesterday. "Macalla", who recorded them in 1987, played this one first, into the other one, then back to this one, if you can follow what I mean. The change would seem to work both ways. High time both of these reels were played more.

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Lovely, both of ‘em. I’ll do what I can to get them played more at our local session. (Victory Cafe, Toronto).

Good man, Kenny!

John Wynne’s version

This is the version I got from John Wynne, which he got directly from John McEvoy. Has some subtle differences from the above:

X: 1
T: John McEvoy’s No. 2
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
ABAF DEFB | ABde fe e2 | fdef dBAF |1 ABde fedB :|2 ABde fd d2 ||
fdad bdaf | dfaf ge e2 | =cege aege | dfed cA A2 |
fdad bdaf | dfaf ge e2 | fdef dBAF | ABde fd d2 :|

John McEvoy’s reel

Kenny, and Niall…just found this on here (thanks to a friend’s App for identifying tune names). We’ve been playing it since about 1984/5, when we learned it from a recording made of Dermot McLaughlin and Dermot Byrne, playing in Edinburgh. (Elephant memory here!) I never had a name for the tune, and never heard anyone but ourselves and Nigel Jelks playing it. (And probably you too, Kenny!) They played it with Clancy’s Fancy.