Ian Morrison’s reel

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Ian Morrison's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmix
b | B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fecB | A2cA e2cA | e2fe cBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fece | face f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2ba b2fa | b2ab affg | a2bf a2ce | a2ba geeg|
face f2af | b2ab affg | afce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
# Added by ethel .
X: 2
T: Ian Morrison's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmix
b | B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fecB | A2cA e2cA | e2fe cBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fece | face f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2ba b2fa | b2ab affg | a2bf a2ce | a2ba geeg|
face f2af | b2ab affg | afce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fecB | A2cA e2cA | e2fe cBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fece | face f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2b^a b2fe | fbb^a b2=ab | eaab afec | eaab a2fe |
fbb^a b2fe | fbb^a b2=af | eBce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
f2f2fBBc | fBBc (3edc (3BcA | (3edc (3BcA EFAB | cfec B2 (3Bcd|
f2f2 fBBc | fBfe cBAc | fBce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2b^a b2fe | fbb^a b2=ab | eaab afec | eaab a2fe |
fbba b2fe | fbba b2af | eBce f2bf |a2ce fBBc
# Added by ethel .

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Ian Morrison’s Reel

This is Ian Morrison’s Reel as requested a couple of weeks back. I’ve only ever heard it played by Alan Stivell (it’s on both ‘Chemins de Terre’ and ‘Olympia’ I think), and the minute I heard it I was hooked - a fantastically rousing pipe tune. Sadly, I don’t play pipes but I play it on fiddle and I think it works well.
My fuller transcription of Alan’s version probably isn’t 100% accurate, but looks like this:

X: 1
T: Ian Morrison’s Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
Q: 1/2=116
K: Bmix
b | B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fecB | A2cA e2cA | e2fe cBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fece | face f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2ba b2fa | b2ab affg | a2bf a2ce | a2ba geeg|
face f2af | b2ab affg | afce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fecB | A2cA e2cA | e2fe cBBc |
B2d/2c/2B f2dB | f2fg fece | face f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2b^a b2fe | fbb^a b2=ab | eaab afec | eaab a2fe |
fbb^a b2fe | fbb^a b2=af | eBce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
f2f2fBBc | fBBc (3edc (3BcA | (3edc (3BcA EFAB | cfec B2 (3Bcd|
f2f2 fBBc | fBfe cBAc | fBce f2bf | a2ce fBBc |
B2b^a b2fe | fbb^a b2=ab | eaab afec | eaab a2fe |
fbba b2fe | fbba b2af | eBce f2bf |a2ce fBBc

I like to go into Gravel Walks after it by changing the last bar to: |a2gf e=dcB

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Wrong

The reel Stivell recorded as "Morrison’s Reel" was "John Morrison of Assynt House" which is in Amix and has 6 parts.
I’m sorry to have to say this, ethel, but this is nothing like it, and in my opinion, should be deleted.
And I see it’s already in 3 tune books !

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The Wrong Ian Morrison

Oh dear! I can only apologise and am not sure how I’ve managed to muddle this up with whatever the real Ian Morrison’s is. I tranbscribed it about 4 years ago off a friends CD, and now only have a copy of it on a CD with no cover/track listing attached.
How do you go about getting a tune deleted once its been submitted?

Posted by .

No need to delete it - that is far too dramatic! Just find out what the tune is called and change the name - easy.

It’s not a different tune. It’s 2 parts of "JM of AH" b- albeit in a different key than the one in which it was composed. I’d guess the mistake is with whoever made the recording ethel transcribed it from. I’ve nothing against playing a tune in a "different" key, but how many people here would have been happy to let a tune be posted if it was only 2 parts of "Colonel Fraser" or the "Bucks" ? Would that have been allowed to stay without any comment ?

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Any chance of someone posting the whole thing? I’ve been after this for ages! A great tune.

Cheers

Rene Werner

Rene Werner was the fiddle-player who played this on the Alan Stivell Chenis de Terre LP - he ran a workshop on Irish Fiddling when I was living in the wilds of rural SW France back in the 80’s - amazing! I’ve been looking for a transcription, and whatever it’s called, it’s what I was looking for, thanks!

I wonder what has happened to him?

Not so fast

hi ethel but your transcription IS (roughly ) how it is starts on the Stivel record however authentic or not it may have been .. kenny’s number may be the original/trad but it is not what we hear on the album which clearly starts and plays as yours does with a high B in emajor and alternating with a sharp G however yours is not all of it! so i think we still await a full transcription of Stivell’s IMR :) any offers???

Next of kin

Has it occurred to you the first part of this reel is v similar to the 1st part of the Bag of Spuds?
I’ve known both reels for years but have only noticed today!
https://thesession.org/tunes/579