Doon Reel (6) (The)

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DOON REEL [6], THE. AKA and see "Cavan Reel (The)," “Galway Reel (4),” "Highlander's Kneebuckle (5) (The)," "Leather Buttons," "Rossen Reel." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Moylan): ABAABB (Miller): AA'BB' (Connolly & Martin). One of the "Doon Reels" in Padraig O'Keeffe's set, obtained from his uncle, Cal Callaghan of Doon, Kerry. Paddy Cronin, also from County Kerry, recorded the tune in Boston on a Copley Records 78 RPM under the title "The Doon Reel No. 2" (paired with and followed by "Quinn's" AKA "Mountain Top (2) (The)") [1]. Cronin lived in the Boston area for much of his adult life, but returned to County Kerry in the early 1990's. A version of the reel was entered into Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) under the title "Rossen Reel."

Compare with the first three measures of Rev. Luke Donnellan's air "Braes of Balquidder (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region) [Moylan]: a 78 RPM Copley Records recording of Kerry fiddler Paddy Cronin (who paired it with "Quinn's") [Connolly & Martin].

Printed sources : - Connolly & Martin (Forget Me Not), 2002; pp. 22-23. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 147, p. 96. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliah Luachra), 1994; No. 94, p. 54. Peoples (Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1986; p. 32. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 3), 2007; p. 7.

Recorded sources : - Copely Records 9-113 (78 RPM), Paddy Cronin (1950). John Edwards Memorial Foundation JEMF-105, Paddy Cronin - "New England Traditional Fiddling" (1978).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [2]

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