James Murray’s reel

Also known as James Murray’s #2, The Sligo.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

James Murray's has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: James Murray's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BAGB dBGA|BAGB A~E3|BAGB dBGE|DEGA B~G3|
BAGB dBGA|BAGB AEGE|DEGA ~G3e|dega b~g3||
b~g3 abge|dBGA Bdeg|b~g3 abge|dega b~g3|
gabg abge|dBGA Bcde|dBAc BAGE|DEGA B~G3||
# Added by sgp .
X: 2
T: James Murray's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BAGB dBGA|BAGB AEE2|BAGB dBGE|DEGA BGG2|
BAGB dBGA|BAGB ABGE|DBGF GBd^c|dega bgg2|
b2gb abge|dBGA Bcda|bgg2 a2ge|dega bgg2|
b2gb abge|dBGA Bcde|dBAc BAGE|DEGA BGG2|

Eight comments

Apologies if I have done this wrong but I couldn’t find the same tune in the database, it’s certainly not the same tune as that listed as ‘The Sligo’. I learnt it in a lesson from Kevin Crawford.
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Nice to see you here Stuart. It will be interesting to see if anyone has this tune under another title - ‘Sligo Reel’ seems a bit vague like it was just one he heard in Sligo one day!!

Recorded by Harry

I was sure I’d posted this already, but can’t find it. It was recorded on Harry Bradley’s 1st CD, "Bad Turns & Horseshoe Bends", released in 1999, and I reckon most players got it from there, almost certainly if they’re calling it by the name "Sligo Reel", which was the name Harry gave to it.

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Harry Bradley

This is ‘Sligo Reel’ as played by Harry Bradley on ‘Bad Turns and …. ‘.

Re: James Murray’s

Also the second tune in a set played by Kevin Crawford for WTJU (radio station in Charlottesville, Virginia) in November 2013,
and now on youtube at
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fkV0jQr4jkk

The set (Fox On The Prowl / Sligo Reel / Balllna Lasses) starts at 4:13 in a 21 minute interview with Kevin, and he precedes the set by saying he got ‘Fox On The Prowl’ from Chris Droney, and he got the second tune from Peter Carberry, “who called it The Sligo”

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Re: James Murray’s #2

"This reel was composed by South Sligo flute and fiddle player, James Murray" - Steph Geremia, in the 40 page book (which can be bought from http://stephgeremia.com/) giving transcriptions and notes about the tunes in her CD "Up She Flew".

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