Glen Owen reel

Also known as The Chorus, The Doon, Gleann Eoghain, Glenn Owen, Ríl An Dúin.

There are 80 recordings of a tune by this name.

Glen Owen has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Glen Owen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3FGF DF ABAG | (3FGF DF Add2 | (3FGF DF ABAG |1GFEF GBAG :|2GFEF GABc ||
(3d=cB cA BG3 | Bd=cd A2Bc | (3d=cB cA BG3 | Bd=cA G4 |
(3d=cB cA BG3 | Bdde f3e | (3d=cB cA BG3 | Bd=cA G2ag ||
fd (3ded fd (3ded | fefg (3aba g2 | fd (3ded fd (3ded | cdef gbag |
fd (3ded fdge | fefg a4 | g3f gfed | cdef g2a2 ||
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Glen Owen

This tune is in Breathnach’s "The Dance Music of Ireland" Volume 2 as "Gleann Eoghain, the name of a place, but my transcription is from the setting on the John Williams Green Linnet recording "John Williams," where it’s titled "The Doon" and follows "Martin Rochford’s" in a two tune set. There might still be a sound sample (Track 7-second half) at this site:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000005CPQ/002-5723624-5348868?v=glance&n=5174

When repeating, the first two bars of the A part could go something like: F3G A3G | FDDF Add2 |

On concertina, I sometimes end the tune with an extra measure to the C part comprised of a Dmaj chord with an added d’.

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This tune always reminds me of an old Scots reel "The Haggis" though I’m not sure if the two tunes are related.

The Doon Reel

This setting of the tune is also on Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington’s "The New Road" CD. The notes inform that Paddy Cronin is the source and its title refers to a village in N. Cork.

The Doon

Seamus Egan recorded this tune as "The Chorus Reel" on his debut recording, which is probably a mistake.

The tune actually appears in a few older collections (Ryan’s Mammoth for example) as the Chorus JIG

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Also appears as The Chorus Reel on "Paddy in the Smoke" CD.