James Bryan’s reel

Also known as Jim’s, Willow Creek.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

James Bryan's has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: James Bryan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AB|d2d2 BdAB|dBAF E2 DE|F2 D(B B2) BA|F2 A(A A2) AB|
d2d2 fffe|dfed BdAF|D2 FD E2E2|D2 DD D2:|
|:AB|d2d2 fffe|dfed B2 AB|d2 c(d d)e f2|a2 a(a a2) e2|
f2 af a3 b|fedf edBd|ABcd ecaf|eddd d2:|

Three comments

James Bryan’s reel (1)

From "Mary Custy and Eoin O’Neill: The ways of the world" album (track 11), you can find 2 "James Bryan’s reels", this is the 1st one.
The playing mood sounds like country bluegrass fiddling, so I ignored all the double notes, all the variations and tried to transcribe the more essential sheetmusic score.

This tune is on James Bryan’s 1985 album "The First of May." It is his unique arrangement of the old-time/Bluegrass tune "Grey Eagle."

Whoops …

Sorry, I got the two James Bryan Reels backwards when posting - This is "Willow Creek" on James’ 1985 First of May album.