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LAINGTON'S REEL. AKA and see "Dillon Brown's Fancy (2)," "Langston's Favorite," "Langton's Reel." Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. County Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran [1] recorded the tune in New York in 1939 as "Langton's Reel" or "Langton's Favorite" (in a medley following a 2-part version of "Mason's Apron"). Following this recording Killoran re-recorded the piece for RTE during a visit back to Ireland, this time calling it "Dillon Brown," which was also name piper Mike Carney had for it. A similar reel of that (Dillon Brown) name is in O'Neill's.

Paddy Killoran (1904-1965)

Source for notated version: fiddler John Cawley (Co. Sligo) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 2), 1976; No. 258, p. 133 (appears as "Gan ainm"). Breathnach (CRÉ 3), 1986; No. 117.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet GLCD 3009, Kevin Burke – "If the Cap Fits" (1978. Learned from a recording of Paddy Killoran). Kells KM 9513, Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, Felix Dolan – "Atlantic Wave" (1997). Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40481, Brian Conway – "First Through the Gate" (2002, in a setting, played AAB, from another New York fiddler, Lad O'Beirne).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [2]
Hear Paddy Killoran's recording at the Internet Archive [3] [4]

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