Reel Bus, The


On this track we hear a lovely reel performed by its composer, Barbara MacDonald Magone. Barbara tells us in her own words below how the tune came to be: 'In the spring of 2005, the San Francisco Fiddle Club (of which I am a member) took a tour of the Pacific Northwest. We traveled in two huge buses which were somewhat modified to accommodate the fiddle players (i.e., an area for sessions and refreshments). These buses were aptly named "Strathspey Bus" and "Reel Bus". I rode on the latter. Although I was a bit apprehensive at first about the trip, it turned out to be a wonderful experience. Bonnie Rutherford, a younger member of the SFFC, helped me to come up with the name of this tune.'


Séamus Connolly
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Magone, Barbara MacDonald (piano) (composer), “The Reel Bus,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 15, 2024,