Showman's Reel (The)
X:1 T:Showman's Reel, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 84. Mid-19th century, County Cork F:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=87&z=-4712.5026%2C0%2C17601.0052%2C6432 F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive goodman.itma.ie Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix eA (3cBA eA (3cBA|eA (3cBA d2 Bd|dA (3cBA (ed)(Bd)|efge d2 Bd:| |:e2 eg f2 fg|efec d2 Bd|e2 eg f2 fg|agfe d2 Bd:|
SHOWMAN'S REEL, THE. Irish, Reel (whole time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel was entered into Book 3 (p. 84) the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Canon James Goodman (musicologist) (County Cork). It is a member of the large family of tunes that includes "Spence's Reel (1)," "Castlebar Traveller (The)," "Laurel Bush (The)," "Yeoman's Reel," "West Gale (The)," "Reel of Bogie (1) (The)," "Humors of Loughrea," "Lough Aisles Return," "Tuehey's Reel," "Gossan that Beat His Father (The)," "Lochiel's Awa' to France."