The Doon reel

Also known as A Galway, Doon, The Flowing Bowl, Leather Buttons, The Mason’s Men, Ríl An Dúin.

There are 67 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Doon has been added to 212 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Doon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DFAF BFAF | DEFD E3F | DFAF BFAF | (3Bcd ec dBAF |
DFAF BFAF | DEFD E3F | DFAF BFAF | (3Bcd ec d2AF :|
|: d2fd Adfd | d2fd edBA | d2fd Adfd | g2fg edBA |
d2fd Adfd | d2fd e3f | gefd ecdA | BABc dBAF :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Doon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAF BFAF|DFAF E2FE|D2FA BAFA|1 (3Bcd ec dBAF:|2 (3Bcd ec d3A||
d2fd Adfd|Adfd BABc|d2fd Adfb|afea fddA|
d2fd Adfd|Adfd ~e3f|gfec dcBA|(3Bcd ec dBAF||
ABC
X: 3
T: The Doon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
K: Dmaj
DFAF BFAF | DFAF E2FE | DFAF BFAF |B/c/d ec dBAF |
DFAF BFAF | DFAF E2FE | DFAF BFAF |1 B/c/d ec d2AF :|2 B/c/d ec d2Bc ||
d2fd Adfd | defd BABc | d2fd Adfa | afed B2AB |
d2fd Adfd | defd e2-ef | gfec dcBA |1 B/c/d ec dBAB :|2 B/c/d ec dBAF ||
ABC
X: 4
T: The Doon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DDDd BAAA|DFAF E2FE|D2FA BAFA|1 (3Bcd ec dBAF:|2 (3Bcd ec d3A||
d2fd Adfd|(3ddd fd BABc|d2fd Adfg|aaeg fd (3ddd|
d2fd Adfd|Adfd ~e3f|gfec dcBA|(3Bcd ec dBAF||
ABC

Sixteen comments

Joining tunes

The Doon reel goes well into The Congress Reel as a set.

Glenn Owen?

Hey you guys, the Doon Reel on John William’s recording is different than the one on the CD I believe. (I don’t have my copy) Does anyone have the abcs of John’s version of the tune? I think its also called "Glenn Owen".

We always play the Cameronian before this tune. Don’t know if that’s one of those standard combination of tunes or not, but it seems to work well for us regardless.

Ah, posting the link. Good idea. Thanks for picking me up on my "Comments" fumble. ;-)

Shall I do it for you?

Disregard my now apparently awkward previous post

Yeah, it seems I can’t read. I had posted comments today on both the pages for the Cameronian and the Doon. When I saw you had linked to a tune, I didn’t read your header and for some reason forgot what tune’s comment page I was on. Long story short, I thought you were posting the link to the Cameronian, the tune I had mentioned. Oy it’s been a long day.

The Doon

I get bored with this tune when played double. I prefer it as a single:

X: 1
T: The Doon
T: Leather Buttons
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D
DFAF BFAF|DFAF E2FE|D2FA BAFA|1 (3Bcd ec dBAF:|2 (3Bcd ec d3A||
d2fd Adfd|Adfd BABc|d2fd Adfb|afea fddA|
d2fd Adfd|Adfd ~e3f|gfec dcBA|(3Bcd ec dBAF||

“The Doon Reel” ~ as a single:

I also think this tune has the structure of a single reel instead of a double, and that it works better that way…

Agree with all that’s been said about playing this tune single. It’s a bit like the Mountain Road (another great tune) which is totally ruined when played double.

It goes well before the Mountain Top also.

single reels like this one are a nice entrée en matière, a nice introductory tune, to a session; say, a laid back one on a sunny afternoon… (hwen thengs are lookin oop, not doon!)

Kevin Burke playing The Doon Reel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ4kkGAkAEs


Below is what I transcribed that I can play along on the flute with.

X: 1
T: The Doon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAF BFAF | DFAF E2FE | DFAF BFAF |B/c/.d ec dBAF |
DFAF BFAF | DFAF E2FE | DFAF BFAF |1 B/c/d ec d2AF :|2 B/c/d ec d2Bc ||
d2fd Adfd | defd BABc | d2fd Adfa | afed B2AB |
d2fd Adfd | defd e2-ef | gfec dcBA |1 B/c/d ec dBAB :|2 B/c/d ec dBAF ||