A Tune For Emily Ball reel

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

A Tune For Emily Ball has been added to 2 tune sets.

A Tune For Emily Ball has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: A Tune For Emily Ball
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|dedB B2de|dBB2 BAGB|
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|dedB B2DE|GABd cAA2:|
A2GE AGED|DECE DEDC|B,2CD CA,B,2|CDCA, B,>EFG|
A2GE AGEF|FEFA GEEB|cAAc B>EFG|A2GA FAE2:|
X: 2
T: A Tune For Emily Ball
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|ded(B B2)de|dBB2 BAGB|
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|ded(B B2)DE|GABd cAA2:|
A2GE AGE(D|D)ECE DEDC|B,2CD CA,B,2|CDCA, B,>EFG|
A2GE AGE(F|F)EFA GEEB|cAAc B>EFG|A2GA FAE2:|
X: 3
T: A Tune For Emily Ball
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|dedB -B2de|dBB2 BAGE|
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|dedB -BADE|GABd cAA2:|
A2GE AGED|-DECE DECE|B,3D CA,B,2|-B,DCA, B,DE/F/G|
A2GE AGEF|-FEFA GE\DB|cAAc BAE/F/G|AGGA FAEG:|

Five comments

Composed by Aidan O’Rourke.

Emily Ball was a fiddle player who helped Aidan at a Folkworks project in 2002.

Also heard she was a cook there? But not sure!

Did Aidan actually write the tune?

Yes, it was written by Aiden O’Rourke.

I heard this tune on a recording by the Anna Massie band, it was a member of that band whom I learnt this tune from.

Some tied notes

A fantastic tune - thankyou for working out the abc.

As I’ve heard it there are some tied notes which really help the syncopation. I’ve added them in them in in this version of your abc:

X: 1
T: A Tune For Emily Ball
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|ded(B B2)de|dBB2 BAGB|
A2BA GAEA|cAA2 agec|ded(B B2)DE|GABd cAA2:|
A2GE AGE(D|D)ECE DEDC|B,2CD CA,B,2|CDCA, B,>EFG|
A2GE AGE(F|F)EFA GEEB|cAAc B>EFG|A2GA FAE2:|

I also play the dotted bits in the B part like this:

B,2 E/F/G

A Tune For Emily Ball, X:3

This is how Aiden plays it on the Blazin’ Fiddles album "Magnificent Seven".