Curlew Reel (1) (The)
CURLEW REEL , THE. AKA - "Curlews (The)." AKA and see "Darach de Brún's," "Road to Cashel." Irish, Reel. B Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Mullaghbawn, south County Armagh, fiddler Josephine Keegan (b. 1935). Her composition is originally titled "The Curlews" (plural), named for the Curlew mountains, a low range in County Roscommon and County Sligo.
Source for notated version: flute player Colm O'Donnell (b. 1962, outside Aclare, County Sligo) [Flaherty].
Printed source: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 18 (appears as "Unknown"). Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 144, p. 94.
Recorded sources: Ceol Camloch Records, Josephine Keegan - "The Keegan's Tunes" (2002). Green Linnet SIF 1075, Johnny Whelan & Eileen Ivers - "Fresh Takes" (1987. Appears as "Darach de Bruns"). Green Linnet GL-1095, Altan - "Horse with a Heart", 1989 (Learned from Co. Fermanagh melodeon player Josie McDermott). Green Linnet SIF-104, John Whelan & Eileen Ivers - "The Celts Rise Again" (1990). Outlet SOLP 1033, "Josephine Keegan" (1977). Sun Records SUNCD 23, Folan & Davey, "Skin and Bow" (1997?).
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