All Hands Around reel

Also known as Gac Einne Gabail Timceall, Limber Up.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

All Hands Around appears in 2 other tune collections.

All Hands Around has been added to 1 tune set.

All Hands Around has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2Be d2Be | d2Be dBg2 | GBde dBBB | AcBA GEDE |
G2Be d2Be | d2Be dBg2 | GBde dBBB | AcBA G2z2 :|
b2gb a2fa | gfeg fBB2 | b2gb a2gf | efga b2ga |
b2gb a2fa | gfeg fBB2 | Bcdf bagf |1g2fg efga :|2 g2fg edBA ||
2
X: 2
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 Be d2 Bd | gdBd cAFA | G2 Be d2 Be | dcAB GDEF |
G2 Be d2 Bd | gdBd cAFA | GBAc (3Bcd eg | fdcA G3 z ||
bagb a2 fa | gfeg fd d2 | bagb a2 fa | gfef d2 ga |
bagb a2 fa | gfeg fdBA |GBAc (3Bcd eg | fdcA G3 z ||
3
X: 3
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 Be d2 B/c/d | gdBd cA F/G/A | G2 Be dBBd | cAFA GDEF |
G2 Be dB B/B/B | gdBd cAFA | G2 A/B/c Bdeg | fdcA G2 ||
bagb a2 fa | gfge dfga | ba g/a/b a2 fa | gfe^c d2 ga |
b2 gb agfa | gfge dBAF | G2 A/B/c Bdeg | fdcA G2 ||
4
X: 4
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF | G2 Be (3ded Bd | gdBd cAFA | ~ | fdcA G2 :|
|: ga | bagb a2 fa | gfeg fddg | ~ | fdcA G2 :|
5
X: 5
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2Be d2Be | d2Be dBg2 | GBde dB B2 | AcBA GEDE |
G2Be d2Be | d2Be dBg2 | GBde dB B2 | AcBA G2z2 :||
|:b2gb a2fa | gfeg fBB2 | b2gb a2gf | efga b2ga |
b2gb a2fa | gfeg fBB2 | Bdef bagf |1g2fg efga :|2 g2fg edBA ||
# Added by JACKB .
6
X: 6
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2FB A2FB | A2FB AFd2 | DFAB AF F2 | EGFE dBAB |
D2FB A2FB | A2FB AFd2 | DFAB AF F2 | EGFE D2z2 :||
|:f2df e2ce | dcBd cFF2 | f2df e2dc | Bcde f2de |
f2df e2ce | dcBd cFF2 | FABc fedc |1d2cd Bcde :|2 d2cd BAFE ||
# Added by JACKB .
7
X: 7
T: All Hands Around
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2 FB A2 FA | dAFA GE E2 | D2 FB A2 FB | AGEF D2 FE |
D2 FB A2 FA | dAFA GE E2 | DFEG (3FGA Bd | cAGE D3 z :||
|:fedf e2 ce | dcBd cA A2 | fedf e2 ce | dcBc A2 de |
fedf e2 ce | dcBd cAFE |DFEG (3FGA Bd | cAGE D3 z :||
# Added by JACKB .

Fifteen comments

I learned this tune from my teacher.Its from Ulster but I dont know the name.

G dorian?

Is this really meant to be in G dorian? 😏

the F is sharp so what key???

If the F is sharp and the B is natural then it is just G major! - The sheet music will not change now though.

thanks…as you can tell im new too ABC’s and Keys.

Sheet Music

I see it has changed - thank you Jeremy. That was especially nice of you! 🙂

Looks like a version of All Hands Around (O’Neill 1001 #467).

"All Hands Around" ~ Sgt. James Francis O’Neill

X: ~
T: All Hands Around
B: “O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland” (“1850"), 1903, #1188
B: “O’Neill’s The Dance Music of Ireland" (“1001"), 1907, #467
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: G Major
G2 Be d2 Bd | gdBd cAFA | G2 Be d2 Be | dcAB GDEF |
G2 Be d2 Bd | gdBd cAFA | GBAc (3Bcd eg | fdcA G3 z ||
bagb a2 fa | gfeg fd d2 | bagb a2 fa | gfef d2 ga |
bagb a2 fa | gfeg fdBA |GBAc (3Bcd eg | fdcA G3 z ||

O’Neill’s "Music Of Ireland” (“1850") & “The Dance Music of Ireland" (“1001")

http://www.oldmusicproject.com/oneils1.html
http://ecf-guest.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/oneills/

= single reel ~ I suspect…

Note, with the ‘agreement’ between parts, repetition, it is likely that this is a single reel (16 bars), without repeats, as given in the O’Neill collections, rather than with repeats as a double reel (32 bars), as the notation is given here by dinn2…

Curious that though, the O’Neill take on the tune is more varied than dinn2’s, but those differences probably also acount for why it is also played as a double reel…

"All Hands Around"

X: 1134
T: All Hands Around
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: G Major
DF |
G2 Be d2 B/c/d | gdBd cA F/G/A | G2 Be dBBd | cAFA GDEF |
G2 Be dB B/B/B | gdBd cAFA | G2 A/B/c Bdeg | fdcA G2 ||
B/c/d |
bagb a2 fa | gfge dfga | ba g/a/b a2 fa | gfe^c d2 ga |
b2 gb agfa | gfge dBAF | G2 A/B/c Bdeg | fdcA G2 ||

"All Hands Around" ~ AABB

"The Irish Fiddle Book: The Art of Traditional Fiddle-playing"
by Matt Cranitch
The Mercier Press, 1988
ISBN: 0-85342-803-4

Page143, tune # 73: "All Hands Around" ~ with repeats, AABB

K: G Major
|: (3DEF | G2 Be (3ded Bd | gdBd cAFA | ~ | fdcA G2 :|
|: ga | bagb a2 fa | gfeg fddg | ~ | fdcA G2 :|

My teacher learned this in Donegal.Maybe thats why its so different.

Not hugely different, but I love those variations…