James Bryan’s reel

Also known as Grey Eagle.

James Bryan's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: James Bryan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GDEB, D2D2|GBdf e2 ef|gfed g2B2|AGBA G2:|
|:ge|d2B2B2B2|ABcd e2 ge|d2B2B2B2|cBAG A2 ge|
d2B2B2B2|ABcd e2ef|gfed g2B2|AGBA G2:|
X: 2
T: James Bryan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/A/|G<EE>G D>ED<B,|G,<G,c>B A2 AB/A/|
[1 G<EE>G D>ED<B,|C<ED>F G2 G:|2 d>A B>F G>DE>B,|C>ED>F G2 G||
d/e/|d<BB<g d>d e/d/c/B/|d<BB<g e2 e>g|d<BB<g d>d e/d/c/B/|
c>AB>G E2 EB/c/|d<BB<g d>d e/d/c/B/|d>eg>f e2 e>f|
(3gfe (3def (3gdc (3BAG|(3cBA (3BAG (3Eed (3cBA||

Three comments

James Bryan’s reel (2)

From "Mary custy and Eoin O’Neill. the ways of the world" (track 11), you can find 2 "James Bryan’s reels", this is the 2nd one.
The playing mood sounds like country bluegrass fiddling, full of variations, I ignored all these features and tried to transcribe the more essential sheetmusic score.

This is James Bryan’s unique arrangement of the Old Time/Bluegrass tune "Grey Eagle" from his 1985 album "First of May."

James Bryan’s reel (2)

This has as its root a Scottish tune called "The Millar of Drone" (by Nathaniel Gow), of which a version is also found in Ireland as "The Miller of Draughin" and in Cape Breton as "Christie Campbell". And, as musicfoo says above, it’s known in the US as "Grey Eagle"

T:Millar of Drone, The
C:Nathaniel Gow
S:The Skye Collection
N:Transposed from A for comparison
Z:Nigel Gatherer
B/A/ | G<EE>G D>ED<B, | G,<G,c>B A2 AB/A/ |
1 G<EE>G D>ED<B, | C<ED>F G2 G :| 2 d>A B>F G>DE>B, | C>ED>F G2 G ||
d/e/ | d<BB<g d>d e/d/c/B/ | d<BB<g e2 e>g | d<BB<g d>d e/d/c/B/ |
c>AB>G E2 EB/c/ | d<BB<g d>d e/d/c/B/ | d>eg>f e2 e>f |
(3gfe (3def (3gdc (3BAG | (3cBA (3BAG (3Eed (3cBA ||