Sheet Music: McMahon's Reel

TitleMcMahon's Reel
Alternate titlesThe Banshee
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature2/2
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-05-12
Last updated2009-05-12
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Celtic Music, Halloween music, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 12 May 2009

Tune of the Day: McMahon's Reel

aka “The Banshee”

Here's another Irish reel. This is one of the best for beginners, as it is quite simple to learn and to get up to speed. It it said to have been composed by James McMahon, a flute player who lived in Belfast and played an ivory flute.

This tune goes well with The Wind that Shakes the Barley.