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Tune ID#920 (Jean's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jean's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BigSq (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel64AABBCCDDF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jean's Reel / Jean's (2nd in Phil Cunningham Set on SS 1) (also in F) (composed by Bobby MacLeod, or according to SS 1, Bobby McFerrin) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]
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Discography cd

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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~198418#2
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Phil Cunningham (piano accordion).
~198812#6
[SW] Silly Wizard. Live Wizardry.
~199113#2
[SS 1] Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle).
200812#3
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round. . .. Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals).
200817#3
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackson's No. 2
BigSq
Limerick Lasses
SW
Phil Cunninghams Set
SS 1
Cooley's
StGrmm 2
Tam Lin
LRCB
Played beforeOn Albums
Moving Cloud
BigSq
Musical Priest
SW
Oak Tree
SS 1
Lord Ramsey's Reel
LRCB

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically 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): 1984