In Memory Of Coleman reel

Also known as A Tribute To Coleman, A Tribute To Morrison, In Memory Of Michael Coleman, Reavy’s Tribute To Coleman, Tribute To Morrison.

There are 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Ewe (a few times) and Paddy Fahey’s (a few times).

In Memory Of Coleman has been added to 1 tune set.

In Memory Of Coleman has been added to 124 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: In Memory Of Coleman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
F2 |: DcBd cBGF|DFFF GFDF|GABc dfga|(3bag gf dgga|
(3bag gf gfdc |(3 Bcd BG FDCD|FGAB c2 c2|BcBc ABGG :|
|: Bf f2 a2 f2|BBcB AF F2|B2 (3dcB f2 a2|FGAd BG G2|
fBfB BBfB|BBcB AF F2|GABc dbag|fd (3cBA BG G2 :|
X: 2
T: In Memory Of Coleman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
| DGBd c/d/c/B GF | D~F3 GFDF | GABc dfga | (3bag af dg{a}ga |
| (3bag ag {a}gfdc | (3Bcd BG FDCD | FGBd c/d/c/A Bc |1 dgdc BGGF :|2 dgdc BGGA ||
| [B3D3] d g2 fg | e~c3 A~F3 | (3Bcd ga fdcA | FGAc BGGA |
| B2 fB FBfB | DBfB A~F3 | GABc dgag | fdcA BGGA |
| ~B3 d g2 fg | e~c3 A~F3 | (3Bcd ga fdcA | FGAc BGGA |
| B2 fB FBfB | DBfB A~F3 | GABc dgag | fdcA B2 AF ||
It's also common to play bars 5 and 6 staying on the low F, instead of dropping down to the open D: |B2 fB FBfB | FBfB A~F3 |
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X: 3
T: In Memory Of Coleman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:DGBd cBGF|DF~F2 CFAF|DGBd c2Bc|1 dBcA BGGF:|2 dBcA BGGA||
B2fB FBfB|FBfB AGFA|B2fB FBfB|cBAc BGGA|
B2fB FBfB|bBfB AD^FA|GB (3ABc Bg~g2|fdcA (3BAG AF||
X: 4
T: In Memory Of Coleman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:DGBd cBGF|DF~F2 GFDF|GABc dgga|bgaf dgga|
bgaf gfdc|BdBG FDCD|FGBd c2Bc|1 dgdc BGGF:|2 dgdc BGGA||
|:B2fB fggf|eccB AFFA|(3Bcd ga fdcA|FGAc BGGA|
B2fB FBfB|DBfB AFFA|GABc dbag|1 fdcA BGGA:|2 fdcA BGGF||
X: 5
T: In Memory Of Coleman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
D3d cBGF | D ~F3 GFDF | G2Bc dfga | bagf dfga |
bagf gfdc | d2BG FDCD | FGBd cABc |1 dgdc BGGF :|2 dgdc BGGA ||
~B3d fgfg | e ~c3 A ~F3 | [GB]dga fdcA | FGdc BGGA |
~B2fB FBfB | DBfB AFFA | GABc dgag | fdcA BGGA |
~B3d fgfg | e ~c3 A ~F3 | [GB]dga fdcA | FGdc BGGA |
~B2fB FBfB | aBfB AFFA | GABc dgag | fdcA BGG2 |]

Twenty comments

In Memory of Coleman

This is the Ed Reavy tune as played by Paddy Cronin - a little bit simplified but with the important basic trebbles. The very interesting alternating douple stops in the B-part are something to be worked out individually ;o)

Two little mistakes….

sorry, I

As played by the Kane Sisters

Here’s how Liz and Yvonne Kane play this on their cd, The Well Tempered Bow:

X: 1
T: In Memory of Coleman
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G dor
| DGBd c/d/c/B GF | D~F3 GFDF | GABc dfga | (3bag af dg{a}ga |
| (3bag ag {a}gfdc | (3Bcd BG FDCD | FGBd c/d/c/A Bc |1 dgdc BGGF :|2 dgdc BGGA ||
| [B3D3] d g2 fg | e~c3 A~F3 | (3Bcd ga fdcA | FGAc BGGA |
| B2 fB FBfB | DBfB A~F3 | GABc dgag | fdcA BGGA |
| ~B3 d g2 fg | e~c3 A~F3 | (3Bcd ga fdcA | FGAc BGGA |
| B2 fB FBfB | DBfB A~F3 | GABc dgag | fdcA B2 AF ||

If you’re wanting a simpler setting, take out some of the ornaments:
A Part
1st bar | DGBd cBGF |
the (3bag triplets can be played just "bg"
7th bar | FGBd cABc

B Part
3rd bar |dfga fdcA |

It’s also common to play bars 5 and 6 staying on the low F, instead of dropping down to the open D: |B2 fB FBfB | FBfB A~F3 |

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Good one Will, I’m just after learning Kye’s Reel from your transcription and the recording. Thanks

That album is chock full of great settings of great tunes. I’ll try to post more after spring break.

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Thanks again Will! And yes it’s a great Cd!

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In Memory Of Coleman

Here’s the version from Slide’s "Flying Pig", where it appears as a single reel entitled "Tribute To Morrison" —

K:Gdor
|:DGBd cBGF|DF~F2 CFAF|DGBd c2Bc|1 dBcA BGGF:|2 dBcA BGGA||
B2fB FBfB|FBfB AGFA|B2fB FBfB|cBAc BGGA|
B2fB FBfB|bBfB AD^FA|GB (3ABc Bg~g2|fdcA (3BAG AF||

And here’s my setting -

K:Gdor
|:DGBd cBGF|DF~F2 GFDF|GABc dgga|bgaf dgga|
bgaf gfdc|BdBG FDCD|FGBd c2Bc|1 dgdc BGGF:|2 dgdc BGGA||
|:B2fB fggf|eccB AFFA|(3Bcd ga fdcA|FGAc BGGA|
B2fB FBfB|DBfB AFFA|GABc dbag|1 fdcA BGGA:|2 fdcA BGGF||

B part for Memories of Micheal Coleman?!

help me! I have a complete mental block about the B part of Memories of Micheal Coleman- I’ve got the A part, and I don’t read music. could anyone help jog my memory and give me the fingerings (first finger on the e, second finger on the d, whatever) of maybe the first couple bars of the B part???

I love that tune and it’s really been bothering me that I absolutely cannot remember the b part…

Thank ya’ll SO much!!!

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About the name

Is it a tribute to Coleman or Morrison then? How confusing…

Does anyone know a good tune to follow in memory of coleman?

I am looking for a lively reel to follow the reel In memory of coleman. Preferably a following tune in A major. Thanks!

Re: Does anyone know a good tune to follow in memory of coleman?

I see you already have Boys of Malin in your tunebook…a lively one to be sure in A major

Also The High Reel and High Road to Linton are also lively A major reels…

Re: Does anyone know a good tune to follow in memory of coleman?

G minor to A - pretty harsh I think.

G major, B flat, F might be nicer.

Re: Does anyone know a good tune to follow in memory of coleman?

I like to precede it with the Commodore.

On John Doyle’s Wayward Son

Moody, lush setting of this tune on John Doyle’s album, Wayward Son, with John Williams and Seamus Egan playing. He calls it Reavy’s Tribute To Coleman. Album notes say Seamus is playing on an Eb whistle, so they’ve shifted the key accordingly. Awesome tune! But tricky to find until I did a little hunting in my Reavy book. I’m hoping the magic of computers will link that tune name on the album listing to this tune (which is what it’s listed as in my Reavy book).

On John Doyle’s Wayward Son

"On John Doyle’s Wayward Son…."

Really, I don’t think that’s any of our business.

In Memory Of Coleman

This version is from the Kane Sisters playing on the "Live From the Katharine Cornell Theater" album and is paired with "The Bee’s Wing" (find that almost note for note in 1000 Fiddle Tunes.). The tricky parts are in the B part where there are some 5ths (the g and d on the 3rd and 2nd string…put down third finger to cover both strings.)

Re: In Memory Of Coleman

It’s worth looking at the setting of this tune in the Reavy collection made by his son…there are some F sharps and a G natural that make a huge difference, though hard to play. Whether Reavy himself intended those notes or not, I can’t say. Just…it’s there, and should probably be noted.