Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1123 (Lexy Macaskill's Reel)
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lexy Macaskill's Reel / Lexy McAskill / Lexie Macskills (2nd in set The Bag of Cats on SS 3) (also in E) (composed by Dr. John Macaskill) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]
Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[SW] Silly Wizard. Live Wizardry. Johnny Cunningham (fiddle).
[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle).
[Nms 2] Nomos. Set You Free. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboards), Vince Milne (fiddle), Gerry McKee (bouzouki), Frank Torpey (bodhrán), John Spillane (vocals, guitar, bass guitar).
[SS 3] Sharon Shannon. Each Little Thing. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle, whistle).
According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that sound very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above.
See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.
Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1988