On the Road to Lurgan

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ON THE ROAD TO LURGAN. AKA and see "Cashmere Shawl (The)," "Hut in the Bog (3)," "Hunt in the Bog (The)." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Reel was recorded in New York by fiddler Paddy Killoran, originally from Ballymote, County Sligo, in a medley with "Old Dudeen (The)/The Old Dúidín" and "Emlagation Reel (The)).

Lurgan, late 19th century.
Paddy Killoran (1904-1964)

Lurgan [1] is a town in County Armagh, Ulster. A mid-19th travel advisory by James Fraser (A Hand Book for Travellers in Ireland) records:

Close to the Lurgan station is Lurgan, one of the neatest, cleanest, and most improved of our smaller inland towns. It contains a handsome church, R.C. chapel, and a Presbyterian meeting house. Here are also a union workhouse, and the various offices, schools, &c., &c., common to a district town. The hotel is commodious and comfortable; and the appearance of the town and vicinity is greatly improved by the adjacent demesne of Lord Lurgan, to which strangers have access. The grounds of the demesne are beautifully laid out, and the modern mansion, built from the designs of Mr. Playfair, of Edinburgh, is one of the finest of our Elizabethan residences.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Rounder Select, Paddy Killoran - "Milestone at the Garden: Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era" (1996).

See also listing at:
Hear Killoran's recording on youtube.com [2]

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