The Johnstown reel

Also known as The Johnstown.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Johnstown has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Johnstown has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Two 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 ||

Four 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.