Transcription: Fred Saur
From BARDE recording
I learn this tune from a french whistler
who tell me about BARDE in 1978
This is from my old papers
and I enjoy play it with some B syncopated thru bar 7 and 8
mistake about bar number
I enjoy play it with some B syncopated thru bar 3 and 4
not bar 7 ,8
It’s very interesting that you learned this tune from a whistler. Too much range for that instrument. Did you change the key? This tune is playable on the flute in E modal or D. I haven’t actually done this yet myself. Boehm would be easier than simple system unless one has a an solid and quick speaking high E. I like the tune, if I every get around to transposing I will repost. These rangely reels are fun on the flute.
Indeed, the whistle player does not play the sames notes as the fiddle.The transcript is from BARDE recording.
More about this tune there.
red_tiger - You can transpose the tune up a 4th or 5th if you want, but most flute/whistle players would tackle it by simply taking low notes (or possibly the whole A-part) up an octave.
this tune was written by chris crilly
a montreal film composer/musician who used to play in barde
Fiddle tune allright
Yup, Chris Crilly is a (damn good) fiddle player.
I had transcribed it from how I’d learned it (a bit simplified, but functional).
One thing (I had picked up from some Salty Dogs) that I find fun in this tune is bending the e down in the second measure and then the b in turn in the third, and again in the sixth and seventh measures, indicating to other musicians a fermata over those notes. I never did figure how to write that kind of bend in abc notation though 😉.
Correction from the composer
I entered the tune again under the same name but with the last line corrected. The folk process is wonderful but I thought it would be good to start with the tune as written. However, I don’t see it appearing on the site as I reentered it. I’m new at this Session thing, so maybe I got something wrong. Just for fun I’m putting the ABC of the last line here for your listening and playing pleasure.
[2A2(3cBA Bdef I g fa gedB I g 3fga gedB I 3cBA BG FDCB II
I hope that makes sense.
"Jack McCann" ~ rescued duplication / original ~ courtesy of the composer
Key signature: Adorian
Submitted on November 26th 2009 by Chris Crilly.
T: Jack McCann
|: A,2 (3B,A,G, A,2 (3B,A,G, | A,B,CD E2 DC | B,DG,B, DG B2 | BAGE DB,G,B, |
A,2 (3B,A,G, A,2 (3B,A,G, | A,B,CD E2 DC | B,DG,B, DG B2 | BAGE A4 :|
|: A2 (3cBA Bdef | g2 fa gedB | AcBA GFGE | DEGA BGcB |
[1 A2 (3cBA Bdef | g2 fa gedB | AcBA GFGE | DEGB A4 :|
[2 A2 (3cBA Bdef | (3gag fa gedB | g2 (3fga gedB | (3cBA BG FDCB |]
Correction of the transcription of "Jack McCann"
The folk process is a wonderful thing. I am delighted and flattered that my old reel "Jack McCann" has found its way into The Session archives. However, just to set things straight I thought I would submit the original version of the tune. Then if it suits your fancy, you can play the thing as a Pas de Deux, Funeral March or Mesopotamian Tango.
Jack McCann was my mother’s father. He worked as a merchant marine engineer, sailing from Bangor, Co. Down. The fiddle I play was his. When it came time to write my first reel, I thought it would be prudent to name it after mo seanathair.
Ádh mór agus ceol síoraí oraibh!
# Posted on November 26th 2009 by Chris Crilly