Michael Rankin’s reel

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with Brenda Stubbert’s (a few times) and Yester House (a few times).

Michael Rankin’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Michael Rankin's has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Michael Rankin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:B | AF~F2 A2 EF | ABce fccc | eccA B2 ce | fccc BABc |
AF~F2 A2 EF | ABce fccc | eccA B2 AB | cefc A2 A :|
|:a | ec ~c2 c2 BA | ce f2 ecca | ec ~c2 c2 BA | cefc B2 Ba |
ec ~c2 c2 BA | ce f2 ecce | aefc e2 cB |cefc A2 A :|
|:c | e2 cB ce f2 | fefa eccc | e2 cB ce f2 | fecA B2 Bc |
e2 cB ce f2 | fefa ecce | aefc e2 cB |cefc A2 A :|
2
X: 2
T: Michael Rankin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a | eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecca | eccc c2 BA | Bcac BBBa |
eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecce | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAA :||
f | e2 cB ce f2- | fefa e2 cc | e2 cB ce f2 | ecBA BBBc |
e2 cB ce f2- | fefa ecce | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAA :||
a | eccc ccBA | Bcef ecca | eccB ccBc- | ceac BBBa |
eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecca | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAAa |
eccc cccc | ceef ecca | eccc Bccc | Bcac BBBa |
eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecce | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAA ||
3
X: 3
T: Michael Rankin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
M:C|
C:J. M. Rankin (Cape Breton)
|:B | AF F/F/F A2 EF | ABce fc c/c/c | eccA B2 ce | fc c/c/c BABc |
AF F/F/F A2 EF | ABce fc c/c/c | eccA B2 Bc | cefc A2 A :|
|:a | ec c/c/c c2 BA | ce f2 ecca | ec c/c/c c2 BA | cefc B2 Ba |
ec c/c/c c2 BA | ce f2 ecce | aefc e2 cB |cefc A2 A :|
|:c | e2 cB ce f2 | fefa ec c/c/c | e2 cB ce f2 | fecA B2 Bc |
e2 cB ce f2 | fefa ecce | aefc e2 cB |cefc A2 A :|

Ten comments

Michael Rankin’s

Great reel ,presumably by Michael Rankin. This is the version we play at our session which I’m pretty sure is very close to the original.

And here’s a great version for pipes that I picked up of the Daimh album ‘Crossing Point’.

X: 1
T: Michael Rankin’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
a | eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecca | eccc c2 BA | Bcac BBBa |
eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecce | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAA :||
f | e2 cB ce f2- | fefa e2 cc | e2 cB ce f2 | ecBA BBBc |
e2 cB ce f2- | fefa ecce | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAA :||
"1st part variation"
a | eccc ccBA | Bcef ecca | eccB ccBc- | ceac BBBa |
eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecca | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAAa |
eccc cccc | ceef ecca | eccc Bccc | Bcac BBBa |
eccc c2 BA | Bcef ecce | aefc e2 cB | cefc AAA ||

Hmmm…

I believe that this tune was written by John Morris Rankin (of The Rankin Family fame) for Michael, whom I *think* is his son, but I very well could be wrong on that one.

Great tune, though! Thanks for posting πŸ™‚

Michael Rankin’s

Thanks, you’re absolutely right, just checked the Daimh sleeve notes.

Woohoo! Another awkward Scottish tune on uilleann pipes. We’ll see how this goes. LOL.

Bogman, do you play the Daimh version at your sesh?

Michael Rankin’s

No, at the moment we play the original Cape Breton version I posted here but I dare say we’ll play the pipe version soon. I don’t have a recording though, got this version from Farquhar.

I got the Daimh version, more or less, today. Not as hard as I thought. And good craic to play.

I’m not a good enough dot reader to pick up a tune straight from the sheet music so I’m going to have to let this lie until I can get a recording of it.

Michael Rankin’s

We’ll play the Daimh version next time you visit then, I prefer the pipe version anyway.

Michael Rankin’s

That’s a different tune, not a version terryandbuffy. The final tune, in E major, is Malcolm Findlays, I don’t know the first reel.