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ROSCOMMON HUNT. Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB.
Roscommon Hunt, c. 1935

The Roscommon Hunt was a gentlemen's sporting association of unknown antiquity. It was dormant for over fifty years following World War II, but was reformed in 1999. A tune by this title was popular in 1779, as Berringer noted the title in an account of a "cake" dance (a dance in which a prize of a cake was awarded) he attended in Connacht [as cited by William Grattan Flood, The Gael, April, 1904, p. 148]. Beside “Roscommon Hunt,” Berringer noted tunes played were “Miss M’Leod’s Reel,” “Batha Buidhe,” “Geese in the Bog,” “Madhadh na bPlandie” and “The Hare in the Corn.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Kaufman (Steve Kaufman's Favorite Celtic Reels for Mandolin/Guitar, Vol. 2), 2012; p. 66. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 175, p. 41.

Recorded sources: - The Gnomes - "To the Dance Floor" (2006).



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