Information on St. Anne’s Reel courtesy of The Traditional Tune Archive.
St. Anne’s Reel is a flatpicking standard in the key of D. This arrangement is in open D not in the key of C with a capo on 2nd fret. Origins for the melody are possibly Canadian but other sources place it as a New England tune. In any case, the melody feels undeniably Irish but was composed in the Americas. This arrangement has been ornamented with guitar specific techniques and includes one melody break. Enjoy!
(Intermediate guitar tabs include an ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above, and more often than not, a kick-off and a tag. Where the beginning guitar tabs had quarter notes expect there to now be a steady stream of eighth notes! These tabs, though more difficult than the beginning tabs, do not stray far from the melody like the advanced guitar tabs. Intermediate tabs without a bluegrass kick-off or tag generally come from other traditions such as Irish Fiddle Music (Frank’s Reel) or Spanish Folk Songs (La Borrachita).)