The Johnstown reel

By Rebecca Knorr

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Johnstown has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Johnstown has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Johnstown
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
BF F2 AFEF|BF F2 (3Bcd eg|f2 df ecde|1 fd (3Bcd cAFA:|2 fdBd B2 BA||
E2 EF Gdcd|D2 FD ADFD|E2 EF Ggfg|1 efde (3Bcd AF:|2 efdB e4||
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Johnstown
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
BF F2 AFEF|BF F2 (3Bcd eg|f2 df ecde|1 fd (3Bcd cAFA:|2 fdcd B3A||
E2 EF Gdcd|D2 FD ADFD|E2 EF Ggfg|1 efde (3Bcd AF:|2 efdB e4||
3
X: 3
T: The Johnstown
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BF (3FFF AFEF|BF (3FFF (3Bcd (3efg|f2 (3def ecde|fd (3Bcd cAF2|
BF (3FFF AFEF|BF (3FFF (3Bcd (3efg|f2 (3def ecde|fdcd B3 A|
BF (3FFF AFEF|BF (3FFF (3Bcd (3efg|f2 (3def ecde|fd (3Bcd cAF2|
BF (3FFF AFEF|BF (3FFF (3Bcd (3efg|f2 (3def ecde|fdcd B3 F|
|:E2 EF Gdcd|D2 FD ADFD|E2 EF Ggfg|efde (3Bcd AF|
E2 EF Gdcd|D2 FD ADFD|E2 EF Ggfg|efdB e3 F:|

Five comments

Johnstown

This was requested by someone on the “Chiff & Fipple” website, so I’ve posted it here. This is a very fine slow reel, composed by Edinburgh-based Rebecca Knorr, one of the best traditional flute-players in Scotland. It was named after the town in Pennsylvania where Rebecca’s grandmother was born. She has recorded it twice, as a guest on Tony McManus’s first CD and also with the band of which she is a member, “Calluna”.

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Great tune, thanks for posting it, Kenny. I just realized that the Tannahill Weavers play this reel in their “Silver Whistle Set” on “Alchemy.” They play it, however, as a double reel.

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Re: The Johnstown

Rebecca also plays it double on the Calluna CD.

The Johnstown, X:2 - a small correction

This is not another setting. I’ve just corrected one bar, to match the way that Rebecca Knorr plays it on the CD Calluna. The last bar of the A part, the repeated bar is played as I have modified it.
A great tune by the way. Play it as a slow reel.