Castlebar Traveler (The)
X: 1 T: Castlebar Traveller S: Treoir M: 4/4 L: 1/8 Q: 350 R: reel Z: Transcribed by Bill Black [www.capeirish.com/webabc] K: Ador a2 ag e2 dc | BG G2 BABd | eaag e2 dc | BAGA BA A2 | eaag e2 dc | BG G2 BABd | edef g2 af | gedB BA A2 :| eaag e2 dB | BG G2 BABd | eaag A2 ga | baga ba a2 | abag eBdc | BG G2 BABd | edef gbaf | gedB BA A2 :||
CASTLEBAR TRAVELER, THE. AKA and see "Spence's Reel (1)," "Showman's Reel (The)," "Reel of Bogie (1) (The)," "West Gale (The)," "Yeoman's Reel," "Laurel Bush (2) (The)," "Humors of Loughrea," "Tuehey's Reel," "Lough Aisles Return," "Gossan that Beat His Father (The)." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in 1927 as the last in a medley (along with "Dunmore Lasses (The)" and "Manchester Reel (3)") by flute player Tom Morrison (1889-1958), originally from Whitepark near Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. Morrison lived in the north of England for a time, then emigrated to the United States where he settled in Brooklyn, N.Y. He recorded extensively during the 1920's. The medley was recreated in a 1937 recording by the Aughrim Slopes Ceildhe Band, and the Morrison recording was released again by Columbia in 1947.