X:1 % T:Roscommon Hunt M:C L:1/8 R:Reel Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin E|:(3AAA AG A2g2|egdg BGdB|(3AAA AG A2g2|1 egde B2 AE:|2 egde B2 AA|| a2ag g2 gd|egdg BGdB|Aa a2 eg g2|edBd e2 eg| abab abab|egdg BGdB|(3AAA AG A2g2|egde B2A||
ROSCOMMON HUNT. Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB.
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.”