John Doherty's Reel (1)

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JOHN DOHERTY'S REEL [1] (Ríl Sheáin Uí Dhochartaigh). AKA and see "All Around the World," "Cooley's Reel (2)," "Connemara Rake (The)," "Doherty's Reel (2)," "Grehan's," "Johnny Doherty's Reel (1)," "Jolly Beggar (2)," "Knotted Chord (2) (The)," "Maid of Mullaghmore (The)," "Matt Molloy's (1)," "Mistress (The)," "Mot Malloy," "Tinker Doherty's," "Wise Maid (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. John Doherty [1] was a renowned fiddler from County Donegal, born into a family of hereditary musicians and travelling tinsmiths in 1900. The family travelled extensively throughout Donegal plying their trade and sharing music with the community; they were said to have had a vast repertoire. Only three brothers, Simey, Mickey and John, were ever recorded, with John the best known.

John Doherty (1895-1980)



Source for notated version: fiddler Paddy Glackin (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 149, p. 70.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn Records CEF 018, John Kelly & Willie Clancy - "Seoda Ceoil I" (1968). Gael-Linn CEF060, "Paddy Glackin." Green Linnett GLCD 1137, Altan - "Island Angel" (1993). Popcorn Behavior - "Journeywork" (1997).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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