Andy McGann's Reel (1)

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The reel is associated with the late New York City fiddler Andy McGann (d. 2004), who got it from New York fiddler Lad O'Beirne (who may or may not have composed it). Bill Black (1996) remarks that apparently this tune along with the "Humors of Scariff" were played as "Gan Ainm" (untitled) on a tape made by McGann along with other New York musicians, and, for want of a title were called "McGann's #1 and #2" by the Irish-American music community over the years.

Source for notated version: County Clare fiddler Paddy Canny [McGuire & Keegan].

Print sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 73, pg. 38. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 65, pg. 150. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; No. 65. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 70, pg. 19.

Recorded sources: Nimbus NI5415, Martin O'Connor - "Across the Waters." Viva W103, Sean McGuire - "Irish Jigs and Reels" (c. 1960's, a reissue of "Sean Maguire Plays," the first recording of McGuire that Josephine Keegan accompanied on piano).