Lavin’s Favourite reel

Also known as The Ballaghadereen Fair, The Ballaghaderreen Fair, The Cow On The Bonnet, The Fair At Ballydarreen, The Fair Of Ballydareen, Larry Lavin’s Choice, Laven’s Favorite, Laven’s Favourite, Lavin’s Favorite, The Road To Cuil Aodh, Tommy People’s, Tommy Peoples’.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lavin’s Favourite has been added to 2 tune sets.

Lavin's Favourite has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Lavin's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|(3ABA FA ABdf|edfe fddB|(3ABA FA ABdB|AFEG FDDB|
(3ABA FA ABdf|edfe fddB|(3ABA FA ABdB|AFEG FDD:|
|:E|FAdA BAdA|(3Bcd ed cAAG|(3FGA dA BAdB| AFEG FDDE|
FAdA BAdA|(3Bcd ed cAAG|(3FGA dA BAdB| AFEG FDD:|
X: 2
T: Lavin's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 FB ABdf|edfe fddB|A2 FB ABdB|1AFEG FDdB:|2AFEG FDDE||
|:FAdA BAdA|(3Bcd ed cAAG|FAdA BAdB|1AFEG FDDE:|2AFEG FDD2||
# Added by errik .
X: 3
T: Lavin's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2FB ABdf|edfe fddB|A2FA ABdB|1 AFEG FDDB:|2 AFEG FDD2||
|:FAdA BAdA|(3Bcd ed cAAG|FAdA BAdB|1 AFEG FDDG:|2 AFEG FDD2||
A2FA ABdf|edfd edBd|A2FA ABdB|1 AFEG FDDB:|2 AFEG FDD2||
|:FAdA BAdA|Beed cAA2|1 FAdA BAdF|GFEG FDD2:|2 FAAc BAdB|AFEG FDD2||

Eight comments

Lavin’s Favorite

From Dancing On Silver - Tim Collins

I heard this reel played by Frankie and Mairéad on their first album "Altan".

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Hi,

This was posted recently as Lavin’s from Tim Collins’ CD.

Also, not trying to be smart, just letting you know that there was an album Ceol Aduaidh before Altan.

Jim

Yes, there was Ceol Aduaidh, but it only featured Frankie Mairead. Altan was the first album with Mark Kelly and Ciaran Curran.

Posted by .

If I am not mistaken, Ciaran Curran is to be heard on Ceol Aduaidh, as well as Mairead’s brother Gearoid and the great Fintan McManus.

Larry Lavin’s Choice

There is a mistake in Geoff’s transcription. Tim Collins plays through each part only once, without repeats.

This is also on Frankie Kennedy and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh’s 2nd album together (and the 1st as "Altan"), track 6, entitled "Tommy Peoples’". That setting is as follows:

X: 1
T: Tommy Peoples’
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
A2FB ABdf|edfe fddB|A2FA ABdB|1 AFEG FDDB:|2 AFEG FDD2||
|:FAdA BAdA|(3Bcd ed cAAG|FAdA BAdB|1 AFEG FDDG:|2 AFEG FDD2||

It’s not a Tommy Peoples composition though - it just came from his playing. Proof of this is in the fact that it appears in O’Neill’s under the title "Larry Lavin’s Choice" (edited a bit by me for easy comparison):

X: 1
T: Larry Lavin’s Choice
S: O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland, 1551
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
A2FA ABdf|edfd edBd|A2FA ABdB|1 AFEG FDDB:|2 AFEG FDD2||
|:FAdA BAdA|Beed cAA2|1 FAdA BAdF|GFEG FDD2:|2 FAAc BAdB|AFEG FDD2||