Manchester Reel (3)
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MANCHESTER REEL . AKA and see "Galway Rambler (The)." Irish, Reel. The tune was recorded as the second in a medley with "Dunmore Lasses (The)" and "Castlebar Traveler (The)" by Whitepark near Glenamaddy, North Galway flute player Tom Morrision (1889-1958) in September, 1927 (with John Reynolds on "tambourine" or bodhran). Varlet & Spottswood note the tune is better known today as "The Galway Rambler." Morrison's medley was also released on Columbia 37380 (78 RPM) in 1947.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Columbia 33210-F (78 RPM), Tom Morrison & John Reynolds (1927). Rounder CD-1087, Tom Morrison - "From Galway to Dublin" (1992. Reissue of 1927 original).