The Avonmore reel

Also known as Abainn-mor, Blackwater.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Avonmore has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Avonmore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:BG{A}G{F}G {A}G3/2{A}G/2{F}Gc|BGBd gde/2d/2c|BG{A}G{F}G DG{A}G{F}G|AGFG Adc/2B/2A|
BG{A}G{F}G {A}G3/2{A}G/2{F}Gc|BGBd g3/2a/4g/4fg|a/2g/2fge fde/2d/2c|AGFG ABc/2B/2A:|
|:Bdd/2d/2d d3/2{e}d/2{c}dc|BGBd gde/2d/2c|Bdd/2d/2d edcB|ADD/2D/2D ABcA|
Bdd/2d/2d d3/2{e}d/2{c}dc|BGBd g3/2a/4g/4fg|afg/2f/2e fde/2d/2c|AGFG ABc/2B/2A:|
X: 2
T: The Avonmore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(dc)|BG (3GGG G2G2|BGBd gdec|BG (3GGG G2 (cB)|AGFG ABcA|
BG (3GGG G2G2| BGBd g2 (fg)|afge fdec|AGFG ABcA||
Bd (3ddd d2 (dc)|BGBd gdec|Be (3ddd d2 (cB)|AGFG ABcA|
Bd (3ddd d2 (dc)|BGBd g2 (fg)|afge fdec|AGFG ABcA||
# Added by Moxhe .

Three comments

The Avonmore.

I’m surprised this isn’t on here. Unless it is here under a different name, but The Reverend’s gizzmo doesn’t bring up anything else. It appears in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection as ‘Blackwater’ - different river. Several versions around. Here is the ‘Mammoth’ setting:

X:1
T:Blackwater
S: Ryan’s Mammoth Collection
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:G
dc|:BGGG G2dc|BGBd gdec|BGGG G2cB|AGFG ABcA|
BGGG G2dc|BGBd g2fg|afge fdec|AGFG ABcA:|
|:Bddd d2dc|BGBd gdec|Bddd d2cB|AGFG ABcA|
Bddd d2dc|BGBd g2fg|afge fdec|AGFG ABcA:|

The Avonmore, X:2

Here the version which appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 90, no. 468, as Abainn-mor, The Avonmore.

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