Curlew Reel (1) (The)

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 Theme code Index    5113 5277
 Also known as    Curlew (2) (The), Curlews (The), Darach de Brún's, Road to Cashel
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Josephine Keegan
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABBC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Bernard Flaherty
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Trip to Sligo
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 18
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1990
 Artist    Biography:Josephine Keegan
 Title of recording    Josephine Keegan
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Outlet SOLP 1033
 Year recorded    1977
 Score   ()   

CURLEW REEL [1], 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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X: 2
T: Curlews (The)  [1]
C: Josephine Keegan
R: Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bm
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