Downshire Reel (1) (The)
X:1 T:Downshire Reel, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 158. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 DG EGDG|G2 BG AGEG|G2 DG EGDG|BdAc BG G2:| gdbd ecAc|BABG AE E2|gdBd ecAc|BdAc BG G2| gdBd ecAc|BABG AE E2|BABd efge|dBAc BG G2||
DOWNSHIRE REEL , THE. AKA and see "Dr. Taylor," "Tansey's Favourite ," "Bloom of Youth (The)," "Gardiner's Favourite (1)," "Highland Bonnet (The)," "Highland Lament (The)," "Reel (90)." Irish, Reel. The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection (vol. 3, p. 158)  of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman under the title “Downshire Reel (1).” It also can be found in Seamus Gordon's (1812-1896) collection in Trinity College, Dublin, and, as an untitled reel (for which see "Reel (90)"), in Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).