The Broomstick reel

Also known as Mike Sullivan’s Hornpipe, The Thrashing.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Broomstick appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Broomstick has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Broomstick
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E2 FD E2 FA| Bcdc BAFE|D2DE D2DE|FAAG FEDF|
E2 FD E2 FA|B2BA Beec|d2cd BABc|dBAF FE E2:|
|:e2 fd e2fd|e2 fd edBc|d2fe d3A|d2fe dBBA|
e2 fd e2fd|e2 fd edBc|d2 cd BABc|dBAF FE E2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Broomstick
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2 BA A2 Bd|edBd efg2|G2 AF G2AB|cABG AE (3EDE|
A2 BA A2 Bd|edBd efg2|gfge d2ef|1 gedB BAGB:|2 gedB BA A2|
|:a2 bg a2 (3efg|a2 bg agef|gagf gfef|gbaf gede|
ea a2 a2bg|a2 bg agef|gfge d2ef|1 gedB BA A2:|2 gedB BAGB|
3
X: 3
T: The Broomstick
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: EAAG A2 Bd|efed ef g2|GBAB G2 Bd|egdB BAAG|
EAAG A2 Bd|efed Bdef|gage de g2|gedB BA A2:|
|:eaag agbg|agbg agef|eggf geaf|geaf ged2|
eaag agbg|agbg agef|gfge de g2|gedB BA A2:|

Three comments

The Broomstick

This tune is related to Down the Broom https://thesession.org/tunes/514 , but sufficiently different to justify a new entry. This setting is from Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich in Ceol Duibhneach by Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Niamh Ní Bhaoill #42. Two or three of the settings of tune #514 would probably sit better here.
The tune is in Johnny Leary’s book 254 as Mike Sullivan’s Hornpipe. I’ll post a couple more settings shortly