Frank Neylon’s reel

Also known as Frank Neylon’s No. 2, Joe Bane’s, John Byrth’s, Northwest Clare Reel No. 1.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Frank Neylon’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Frank Neylon’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Frank Neylon's has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Frank Neylon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e3d cAAB|c2Ac BAG2|e3d ^cdef|g3e dBGB:|
c2gc acgc|c2ge dcAB|c2gc acgc|1gage d2AB:|2gage d2cd||
2
X: 2
T: Frank Neylon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
efed cAAB|cAeA cAAd|efeA cdef|gfge dBGB:|
K:C
c2ec gcec|c2ge dBGB|c2ec gceg|a^fge dBGB|
c2ec gcec|c2ge dBGB|cde^f g2fg|afge d2^cd|
3
X: 3
T: Frank Neylon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
efed cAAB|c2ec dBG2|efed cdeg|1 gage dAcd:|2 gage dcAB||
c2gc acgc|c2ge dcAB|c2gc acgc|1 eage dcAB:|2 eage d4||
4
X: 4
T: Frank Neylon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|| g | e2ed cA A2 | A2eA BAG2 | e2ed cdef | gage dBGd |
e2ed cA A2 | A2eA BAG2 | e2ed cdef | gage dBGc ||
|| c2ec gceg | g2eg dBGB | c2ec gceg | abge dBGc |
| c2ec gceg | g2eg dBGB | c3d egg2 | abge d4 ||

Ten comments

Source: Daniel Ponte ( just back from Ennis )
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Source: The Singing Kettle by Chulrua
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Thanks, Gian Marco. Nicely done.

Joe Bane’s

Got this version from Martin Hayes who called it Joe Bane’s:
X: 1
T: Joe Bane’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
efed cAAB|c2ec dBG2|efed cdeg|1 gage dAcd:|2 gage dcAB||
c2gc acgc|c2ge dcAB|c2gc acgc|1 eage dcAB:|2 eage d4||

He wouldn’t be the first to confuse names/titles…

Frank Neylon’s, X:2

I suppose the similarity of this and the one prior could be disputed, but for the sake of giving the otherwise Gan Ainm an identity, I figured that I might draw connections between gian marco’s setting and Frank Neylon’s.

Frank G. Neylon was a fluter from Corofin, Co. Clare who emigrated to Boston either in the late 1940’s. Neylon played with the Kilfenora Ceili Band and on Radio Éireann before emigration, and then recorded four sides for O’Byrne DeWitt under the label "Copley" with Paddy Cronin. These are lovely and two of them can be heard below. While in Boston, Neylon played in The Tara, New State, and Connaught Ceili Bands at various times with such Boston greats as Sean McGlynn, Brendan Tonra, Eamon Flynn, Tommy Sheridan, Larry Reynolds, and the aforementioned Paddy Cronin. He is known for his "energetic playing and round sound".

Neylon solo: http://www.capeirish.com/tune_vault/boston_cce/clare-reels.mp3

Frank Neylon and Paddy Cronin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC3yoTydhjM

Re: Frank Neylon’s

Version 2 from Gian Marco is very close to the way Paddy O’Brien, James Kelly and Daithi Sproule played it some years ago in a great set of reels, between Pigtown Fling and St. Ruth’s Bush. A lot of harmonic variety there going from G to Amix (with naturals on the B part), then a rocking Ador. They called it John Byrth’s, I see Trad Tune Archive has it as such and says Paddy O’Brien describes it as "an old Kilfenora reel." No one seems to know who John Byrth was, but he has a twisty reel associated with his name.

Re: Frank Neylon’s

At any rate Paddy didn’t know John Byrth. I have a live recording, don’t know if they ever recorded it in studio.