Johnny Doherty’s reel

Also known as John Doherty’s, Marry When You’re Young, Marry While You’re Young, West Cork.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Seán Sa Cheo (a few times), Lady Gordon’s (a few times), Charlie O’Neill’s (a few times), Farewell To Erin (a few times) and The Fermanagh (a few times).

Johnny Doherty’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Johnny Doherty's has been added to 127 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Johnny Doherty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~F3E FGAB|Addc d2 (3efg|fded cA (3Bcd|1 cAGE EDDE:|2 cAGE EDDg||
|:fded cAAg|fdec dfag|fded cA (3Bcd|1 cAGE EDDg:|2 cAGE EDDE||
# Added by JD .
X: 2
T: Johnny Doherty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AG | FDAF GFED | FDAF G3A | FDAF GFEc | dBcA G3A |
FDAF GFED | FDAF G3A | FDAF GFEc | dBcA G3A :|
|: A3B cAGE | A3B cdec | A3B cAGE | dBcA G2 G2 |
A3B cAGE | A3B cd e2 | f3d e3c | dcAF G2 G2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Johnny Doherty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2FE FGAG|Ad{e}dc d2ea|fded cABd|=cAGE D/D/D DE|
F/F/F {G}FE FGAG|Ad{e}dc d2eg|fded cABd|=cAGE FDDg||
{fg}f2ed cAAg|fdec dfag|{fg}f2ed cABd|=cAGE D/D/D Dg|
{fg}f2ed cAAg|fdec dfeg|{fg}f2ed cABd|=cAGE FDDE||

Five comments

The name

the real name of this tune is johnny dohertys ,but as there are so many tunes with that name,i added on island angel because it appears on that albumb by altan .it also makes it more easily identefiable.

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The name

I’ve changed the title back to "Johnny Doherty’s" without the "Island Angel" part.

I’ve done this partly so that the link will now show up connecting this tune with Altan’s recorded version (the titles must match for this to happen). Also, it’s perfectly acceptable to have lots of tunes with the same title. There’s no need to add a 1 or a 2 after a title to distinguish tunes of the same name.

You can add information on distinguishing features here in the comments.

The important thing is that when tunes are being submitted, the name of the tune should be just the name of the tune with no extra information.

New tune on Mighty Craic

Hey pals…. I just posted a new track on Mighty Craic Online… it’s John Doherty’s reel on the guitar, I got it from Altan… tried to put a different spin on it. I’m at the top of the page….. hope you like it. mix is a little off and it’s kinda rough… but whatever :D

http://www.worldfiddlemusic.co.uk/mightycraiconline

Matty

Johnny Doherty’s reel/Marry When You’re Young

Johnny Doherty called this tune "Marry When You’re Young" on The Star of Donegal (1953 recordings).