Drunken Tinker (The)

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DRUNKEN TINKER, THE. AKA and see "Boreen Reel (The)." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Occasionally called "Gillespie's Reel (2)", from the 1939 recording made in New York by Hugh Gillespie (1906 - 1986, born in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal). The first strain appears to be related to that of "Yellow Tinker, and the band Altan has recorded "Drunken Tinker" under the "Yellow Tinker" title.

Source for notated version: Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, MD) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources: Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 197, p. 53.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet BLCD 3009, Kevin Burke - "If the Cap Fits" (1978).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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