Siobhan O’Donnell’s reel

Also known as Attracta Brady’s, John Brady’s No 2, Reel Of Sceach, The Reel Of Sceach-g, The Reel Of Sceachóg, Siobhan O’Donnall’s, Siobhan O’donnell, Siobhan O’Donnell’s.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banshee (a few times), Bonnie Mulligan (a few times), Fleur De Mandragore (a few times), Frank’s (a few times) and The Green Mountain (a few times).

Siobhan O’Donnell’s has been added to 16 tune sets.

Siobhan O'Donnell's has been added to 332 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Siobhan O'Donnell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2ce a2ba|~f3a fece|effe cBAF|EFAB cBAF|
|~E3F ABce|f2af fece|efec dBcA|BAGB cAec:|
||:A2ce fece|fA A/2A/2A fAeA|fA A/2A/2A fAef|aefa eAce|
|effe cBAF|~E3F ABce|f2ec dBcA|BAGB cAec:|
# Added by seara .
X: 2
T: Siobhan O'Donnell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABce ~a3 e|~f3 a fece| ~f3 e cBAF|EFAB cBAF|
ECEF ABce|~f3 a fece| ~f2 ec dBcA|~B2 AB cAAG:||
ABce {a}fece|fA A/A/A fAeA|fA A/A/A fAef|aefa eAce|
~f3 e cBAF| ~E3 F ABce|~f2 ec dBcA|~B2 AB cAAG:||
# Added by Hub .
X: 3
T: Siobhan O'Donnell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 (3Bcd g2ag|e3g ed (3Bcd|deed BAGE|DEGA BAGE|
|D3E GABd|e2ge ed (3Bcd|dedB cABG|AGFA BGdB:||
|:G2 (3Bcd ed (3Bcd|eG G2 eGdG|eG G2 eGde|gdeg dG (3Bcd|
deed BAGE|D3E GA (3Bcd|e2dB cABG|AGFA BGdB:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Siobhan O'Donnell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A2 (3cde a2ba|f3a fe (3cde|effe cBAF|EFAB cBAF|
|E3F ABce|f2af fe (3cde|efec dBcA|BAGB cAec:||
|:A2 (3cde fe (3cde|fA A2 fAeA|fA A2 fAef|aefa eA (3cde|
effe cBAF|E3F AB (3cde|f2ec dBcA|BAGB cAec:||
# Added by JACKB .

Twelve comments

The Reel of Sceach

This tune was written by Joun Brady, flute player from Offaly , Ireland in the late 70s. It can be heard on the Beauties of Autumn, the LP brought out by Comhaltas in 1983 featuring the Longridge ceili band.

the version here is not the original one!

The Irish title is pronounced "shcahogue" according to Attracta Brady, John Brady’s daughter. The original version of the tune should be appearing in the new Portland Collection that Susan Songer will be publishing soon.

didn’t blazin fiddles record this as ‘barneys balmoral’?

sorry forget i said that - i just meant didn’t they record this.

cheers

sam

Siobhan O’Donnell’s

This tune is also the middle reel in the "Green Mountain" medley from the Dervish recording HARMONY HILL (also on LIVE IN PALMA). A very nice version, as is the one on the first Lunasa record, which tarts the tune up with some rather dramatic chord changes.

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I do not know this version,
there is a diffrent version on Black velvet’s cd.
perhaps someone could post it…

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Why don’t you post the "Black Velvet" tune yourself, if it’s not the same tune ? Siobhan has more than 1 tune associated with her name.
And to reply belatedly to "flaminfiddler", no - "Blazin’ Fiddles" didn’t record this as "Barney’s Balmoral" - a different tune altogether, although now we’re stuck with it because some idiot has entered it as an alternative title.

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as a matter of fact I am working on a transcrption already.

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Siobhan O’Donnell’s

There is another version of this tune. Very Close to the first one but with nice ornamentations.

X:1

T:Siobhan O’Donnell’s

M:C|
L:1/8
Q:240
Z:transcribed by Philippe Varlet
R:reel
K:A
ABce ~a3 e|~f3 a fece| ~f3 e cBAF|EFAB cBAF|
ECEF ABce|~f3 a fece| ~f2 ec dBcA|~B2 AB cAAG:||
ABce {a}fece|fA A/A/A fAeA|fA A/A/A fAef|aefa eAce|
~f3 e cBAF| ~E3 F ABce|~f2 ec dBcA|~B2 AB cAAG:||

According to me, I prefer the First one. It gives a very good pulse of the tune.

Cheers

Hub

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This tune meanders, meandering nicely, like the winter Shanonn through Offaly.

Joun Brady contact info

Hi, I’m recording an album with my friend next week and we’re putting this tune on it. Anyone know where I can find his contact info to ask permission and details on the royalty? Thanks.
-G