Mickey Docherty’s reel

Also known as Mickey Doherty’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Mickey Docherty’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Mickey Docherty's has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mickey Docherty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|:d2fa gfed|cA (3AAA cdec|d2fa gfed|cABc dABc|d2fa gfed|
cA (3AAA cdec|d2fa gfed|1 cABc d2 (3ABc:|2 cABc d2 FD||
K: D Mixolydian
(3EFG AB cAGE|D2FD ADFD|FGAB cAGc|1 BdcA G3 D:|2 BdcA G3||
X: 2
T: Mickey Docherty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A|:d2 fa gfed|cA A/A/A cdec|defa gfed|1 cA A/B/c dABc:|
[2 cA A/B/c d2 D/D/D||
E/F/G AB cAGE|D2 F/E/D ADFD|E/F/G AB cAGB|1 cdBA G3 D:|2 cdBA G3 A||
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Two comments

Mickey Doherty’s

I think I must’ve learned this off one of the Altan recordings. My basic setting of it sounds full of Mairead’s influence.

Mickey Doherty, not incidentally, was the father of famed Donegal fiddler John Doherty. Mickey was also a highly respected fiddler in his day, and this tune shows it’s fiddly heritage in the open A string triplets and the D2 FD ADFD run in the 2nd and 6th bars of the B part.

Here’s how I have it.

X: 1
T: Mickey Doherty’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D maj
A |: d2 fa gfed | cA A/A/A cdec | defa gfed |1 cA A/B/c dABc:|
|2 cA A/B/c d2 D/D/D ||
K: Dmix
|: EGAB cAGE | D2 F/E/D ADFD | E/F/G AB cAGB | cdBA GFED |
| E/F/G AB cAGE | D2 F/E/D ADFD |E/F/G AB cAGB |1 cdBA G3 D :|2 cdBA G3 A ||

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Hi Will
Not sure of the name of John Doherty’s father, but his brother, Mickey Doherty, recorded this tune on the double cassette ‘The Gravel Walks’