Bennett’s Reel

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


1967 field recording of Benny Thomasson available here


This reel probably originated in Ireland. The Fiddler’s Companion suggests it might be related to the well-known Irish reel The Silver Spear, but I can’t see much resemblance myself. This is one of the easier Benny Thomasson tunes I have transcribed. There’s nothing too difficult, just look out for triplets and sixteenth notes.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Irish and British

Texas Fiddle

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