Gorman's Reel (1)

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GORMAN'S REEL [1] (Ríl Uí Ghormáin). AKA and see "Contentment is Wealth (2)," "Dessie O'Connor's Reel." Irish, Reel. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Taylor, Tubridy): AAB (Breathnach). Breathnach states that his source Ryan described "Gormans" as "a very old tune."

Source for notated version: flute player M.J. Ryan, 1966 (Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland) [Breathnach]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources: Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips), 1987; p. 19. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 276, p. 142. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 26. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 17.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1058, Matt Molloy & Seane Keane - "Contentment is Wealth" (1985). Spin CD1001, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, and Paul DeGrae - "The Smoky Chimney" (1996). Four Men and a Dog - "Shifting Gravel." Kevin Crawford - "The 'D' Flute Album."

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

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