The Lisheen reel

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Star Above The Garter (a few times).

The Lisheen has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Lisheen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 AF G2 BG | F2 AF E2 DE | F2 AF G2 BG | FAAF D2 DE|
F2 AF G2 BG | F2 AF E4 | d3 B AFDE | F2 AF D4 ||
d3 B AFDE | F2 AF E4 | d3 B AFDE | F2 AF D4 :|
X: 2
T: The Lisheen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2dB c2ec | BcdB A2A2 | B2dB c2ec | BcdB G2G2
B2dB c2ec | BcdB A2A2 | g2ge dBGA | B2dB G2G2 :|
|:g2ge dBGA | B2dB A2A2 | g2ge dBGA | BcdB G2G2
g2ge dBGA | B2dB A2A2 | B2dB c2ec | B2dB G2G2:|

Three comments

The Lisheen

Although this starts off like "Anything for John Joe?" (or "The Little Bag of Spuds"), there are significant differences thereafter. Also, Denis Murphy played both tunes distinctly (see Ceol Rince na hEireann 2:192 for "The Lisheen Reel" and 3:164 for "Anything for John Joe?"). This setting is taken from the 1999 album ‘The West of Ireland’ by The Boys of the Lough.

I have a recording where Denis plays both tunes back to back. Laughs about it, too, I think.

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The Lisheen, X:2

The version I have