The Funky Reel reel

The Funky Reel has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Funky Reel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:AecA fcAg|cAfc AecB|AecA fcAg|1 cAdB G2 B2:|2 cAdB G3 F2||

Four comments


This tune came to me from Dave Cory who was teaching tenor banjo at Lark Camp ‘07 and he said he got it from Johnny B. Connolly, the accordion player in Portland, OR. It may be a new tune of Scottish Origin. Dave called it The Funky Reel.

Fresh Dots!! YESSSS!!!

Nice work, BanjoBabe! Thanks for posting the dots! I just learned this by ear from "BanjoDude" and Lo! And Behold! Now the dots appear like magic (just in case I forget and need a reminder)!! Awesome!! This tune was definitely a highlight at Lark! Now I can ‘share the love’ with my musical compatriots who were "stuck" in some other class at Lark and missed Dave’s classes! Ha!

(So many tunes….I picked a bad week to stop taking amphetamines!)



Looks like a few Larkers are here.

Thanks for shifting the dots over to! I appreciated the way Dave put the dots on paper for his banjo class - it was a nice class.


Re: The Funky Reel

In the description of this video from 11 years ago they claim to not know the real name and that it’s Irish:

I wonder if this tune does have another name. Great tune, love the syncopated B part.