Big John's Reel (2)
X:1 T:Big John's Reel  M:C| L:1/8 N:From flute player John McMahon, who had the tune from his N:Uncle Hugh. Since he had no name for it, it was titled after him N:by flute player Cathal McConnell. B:Cyril McGuire - The Hidden Fermanagh (p. 84) K:D [D2A2]FA d2 AF|GEBE GEBE|D2 FA d2 eg|faea fedB| A2 FA d2 AF|GEBE GEBE|D2 FA d2 eg|faea fddf|| a2 fa afdf|gebe gebe|~a2 fa gfed|cdeg fddf| a2 fa afdf|gebe gebe|fgaf bged|ceag fedB||
BIG JOHN'S REEL . AKA and see "Fanny Gibney." Irish, Reel (whole or cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The reel was entered by County Leitrim musician Stephen Grier in his c. 1883 music manuscript collection under the title "Fanny Gibney." It was learned by County Fermanagh musician John McMahon from his Uncle Hugh, and, since he had not title for it, flute player Cathal McConnell named it after McMahon, dubbing it "Big John's Reel."