Downshire Reel (1) (The)

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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 [1], THE. AKA and see "Dr. Taylor," "Tansey's Favourite [1]," "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) [1] 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).


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