Doonagore reel

Also known as The Boys Of ‘45, The Boys Of 45, Boys Of ‘45, The Coolnagour, Cúil Na NGabhar, The Cúil Na NGabhar, Cúl Na NGabhar, The Doonagore, Dun An Gabhair, Dún Na NGabhar, Josie McDermott’s, Micho Russell’s, Micho’s.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

Doonagore has been added to 4 tune sets.

Doonagore has been added to 139 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Doonagore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG G2 FGAG | BG G2 ABcA | d2 de fdef | dcAF GFEF |
DG G2 FGAG | BG G2 ABcA | d^cde fdef |1 dcAF G2 GF :|2 dcAF G4 ||
gage fd d2 | fdge fd d2 | gage fdde | defd g2 gf |
gbag fddc | BG G2 ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | BdcA G4 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Doonagore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GE |: DG ~G2 FGAc | BG ~G2 A2 Bc | ~d2 cA BG ~G2 | AdcA GFED |
| DG ~G2 FGAc | BG ~G2 A2 Bc | ~d2 cA BG ~G2 |1 AdcA G2 GE :|2 AdcA ~G4 ||
|: ~g3 e fdde | fdge fd ~d2 | ~g3 e fdd^c | defd ~g4 |
| ~g3 e fddc | BG ~G2 A2 Bc | d2 cA BG ~G2 |1 AdcA G2 ef :|2 d2 cA BG G2
X: 3
T: Doonagore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DG (3GFG FGAc | BG (3GFG ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA BGAF |
DG (3GFG FGAc | BG (3GFG ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA G3 z :|
|: g3 e fdde | fdgd fd d2 | g3 e fddc | defd g3 z |
g2 ag fddc | B2 BG ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA G3 z :|
X: 4
T: Doonagore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GED G~G2 FD (3Bcd | B G~G2 ABcA | d2 cA B G~G2 | (3Bcd cA GFE2 |
D G~G2 FD (3Bcd |B G~G2 ABcA |d2 cA B G~G2 |(3Bcd cA G2 z :| (3Bcd||
|: g~g2 e fdde | fdge fd d2 | g~g2 e fddc | defd g3 z |
g bag f~f2 | d (3Bcd BGA F~F2| d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA G3 z :|
X: 5
T: Doonagore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGG2 FAA2|BGG2 ABcA|d2cA BGG2|(3Bcd cA GAGF|
DGG2 FAA2|BGG2 ABcA|d2cA BGG2|1(3Bcd cA G3F:|2(3Bcd cA g4||
~g2ge fdde|edgd fdd2|gage fddB|defd g2 (3def|
gagf d2dc|BGG2 ABcA|d2cA BGG2|1(3Bcd cA g4:|2(3Bcd cA G3F||
X: 6
T: Doonagore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG G/F/G A2 fe | fdcd fdcA | GGFG Ad-de | fdcA GBAF |
DG G/F/G A2 fe | fdcd fdcA | GGFG Ad-de | fdcA BG G3 z ||
g2 ge fdfe | fdgd fdfd | Ggge fdfe | fdcA BG G2 |
gbge fdfe | fdgd fdfd | defg a3 g | fdcA GBAF |]

Sixteen comments

Micho Russell’s

I did check the titles. This one of Micho’s is not in the database.
From the playing of Josie McDermott.

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Doonagore

Kevin Crawford has this as the "Doonagore" on his 2nd CD, but that’s a title I have only heard given to this tune in the last 3 years or so. Josie McDermott recorded it , and so did Mary Bergin, both calling it "Micho Russell’s".

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Kenny, get out of my head!

Last night I spent 3 hours transcribing this exact tune off the Maple Leaf, under the title Josie McDermott’s, second tune track 1. I sent my ABCs to Dow & Will to check, & look who stole my thunder! Weird! I was working on Jimmy Noonan’s setting anyway, so I’ll post it later today here in the comments section. Coincidence? *twilight zone theme*

Happens all the time…………….

Sorry about that , emily. It’s happened to me recently with "Eddie Kelly’s", "The Allow", "John Dwyer’s", and "Spindleshanks". What can you do??
If it helps, the next ones I’m thinking of posting are "The Spider’s Web", "Dandy Denny Cronin" and "The West Wind". The last one is on the "Maple Leaf" CD - do you want it? All the best!

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Naw, I was just floored I thought I had found a good ‘un to post & it was literally snatched up in a matter of hours! Personally, I’d rather shove hot needles in my eyes than sweat over this ABC stuff most of the time… maybe it would be easier if I had the Amazing Slow Downer or something. Didn’t want everyone to think I was a freeloading slacker, always making academically pedantic & frivolous chitchat, thought maybe I’d contribute a tune or two. Thanks though, Kenny! Nice tune! :)

Jimmy Noonan’s setting

If only I’d plugged in that darn X line, I would’ve beat Kenny to the punch! Ah well… :)

X:1
T: Josie McDermott’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
GE |: DG ~G2 FGAc | BG ~G2 A2 Bc | ~d2 cA BG ~G2 | AdcA GFED |
| DG ~G2 FGAc | BG ~G2 A2 Bc | ~d2 cA BG ~G2 |1 AdcA G2 GE :|2 AdcA ~G4 ||
|: ~g3 e fdde | fdge fd ~d2 | ~g3 e fdd^c | defd ~g4 |
| ~g3 e fddc | BG ~G2 A2 Bc | d2 cA BG ~G2 |1 AdcA G2 ef :|2 d2 cA BG G2
GE ||

“The Boys Of ‘45” ~ duplication, back from the future

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 7th 2006 by Bannerman.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6336

K: G Major
|: DG (3GFG FGAc | BG (3GFG ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA BGAF |
DG (3GFG FGAc | BG (3GFG ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA G3 z :|
|: g3 e fdde | fdgd fd d2 | g3 e fddc | defd g3 z |
g2 ag fddc | B2 BG ABcA | d2 cA BG G2 | (3Bcd cA G3 z :|

"This tune is on the Kilfenora Céilí Band’s "Set in Stone" CD where it follows the Doon Reel. ~ transcribing from the CD ~ I hope the result is fairly accurate!"

Submitted on November 7th 2006 by Bannerman.

Micho’s playing of this reel is on "Tutor for the Feadog Stain" by Micheal Ó hAimhain and Seamus MacMathuna. Thanks "c" for supplying me with the original copy of the tape.

Micho Russell’s, X:6

This setting as played by Conor Keane on his 1997 album ‘Cooley’s House’ is significantly different from the others above, so I think it’s worth presenting.

Doonagore (aka. Micho Russell’s Reel)

As for this tune, Kevin Crawford writes:

"Doonagore" is named for a village in North Clare, close to Doolin, and I learned the reel from Trim, County Meath, concertina/accordion player Micheál Ó Raghallaigh….

Re: Doonagore

"Nigel, that’s not a version of this tune, but a version of The Pretty Girls of Mayo:"

Oh. That’ll be why it’s "significantly different".

I think it’s time I retired…

Re: Doonagore

I had been curious about the origin of the alt title "Boys Of 45" as appears for this tune in the Comhaltas Fionn Seisiun book ——— as it happens, I was flying back from Ireland in November, and one of the back-of-the-seat offerings was a short (12 min.) Irish documentary film titled "45" (found brief info on it at http://www.wildcarddistribution.com/movie/45 but no luck in finding anywhere to view the film) which was funded by the Irish Film Board and produced in 2015. "45" (I am connecting the dots here) in the tune title may refer to the card game "45" (http://www.52pickup.net/card-games/45s-forty-fives/ scroll down to "45s Irish Version") as depicted in the film.