Micho Russel’s Beauty Spot reel

Micho Russel's Beauty Spot has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Micho Russel's Beauty Spot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABAG FGAB | =c2 dc BGGB | ABAG FGAg| fdec dcdB :|
f2 df efge | fAdf ecAg | f2 df efge | afge d3 e|
f2 df efge | fAdf ecAG | ABcd efge | afge fd d2 ||
# Added by ceili .

Four comments

Re: Micho Russel’s Beauty Spot

@spindleshanks it looks like a completely different tune to me… might rather be related to Last Night’s Joy (https://thesession.org/tunes/6010) as far as the A part is concerned. There’s also tune in Bernard Flaherty’s Trip To Sligo (p. 130) that sounds particularly similar, but unfortunately it is just listed as "unknown" there.

Re: Micho Russel’s Beauty Spot

The Youtube vid features three tunes, labeled there as "Micho Russel’s," "The Beauty Spot," and "The Galway Reel." This post is a transcription of the first tune, widely known as Micho Russel’s and also as The Fairhaired Boy https://thesession.org/tunes/2248 . The second tune is a lively and neatly played performance of one of the standard settings of The Beauty Spot https://thesession.org/tunes/1270. The third tune I know as Gorman’s https://thesession.org/tunes/1540.