The Doon reel goes well into The Congress Reel as a set.
Hey you guys, the Doon Reel on John William’s recording is different than the one on the CD I believe. (I don’t have my copy) Does anyone have the abcs of John’s version of the tune? I think its also called "Glenn Owen".
We always play the Cameronian before this tune. Don’t know if that’s one of those standard combination of tunes or not, but it seems to work well for us regardless.
The Doon Reel
Link to the other one: https://thesession.org/tunes/5440
Ah, posting the link. Good idea. Thanks for picking me up on my "Comments" fumble. 😉
Shall I do it for you?
Disregard my now apparently awkward previous post
Yeah, it seems I can’t read. I had posted comments today on both the pages for the Cameronian and the Doon. When I saw you had linked to a tune, I didn’t read your header and for some reason forgot what tune’s comment page I was on. Long story short, I thought you were posting the link to the Cameronian, the tune I had mentioned. Oy it’s been a long day.
I get bored with this tune when played double. I prefer it as a single:
T: The Doon
T: Leather Buttons
DFAF BFAF|DFAF E2FE|D2FA BAFA|1 (3Bcd ec dBAF:|2 (3Bcd ec d3A||
d2fd Adfd|Adfd BABc|d2fd Adfb|afea fddA|
d2fd Adfd|Adfd ~e3f|gfec dcBA|(3Bcd ec dBAF||
“Pat Ward’s Slide” ~ the melody in a different suit:
Submitted on September 10, 2003 by gian marco.
“Pat Ward’s Highland Fling” ~ in bib overalls and wellies:
Submitted on May 25th 2006 by ceolachan.
“The Doon Reel” ~ as a single:
I also think this tune has the structure of a single reel instead of a double, and that it works better that way…
Agree with all that’s been said about playing this tune single. It’s a bit like the Mountain Road (another great tune) which is totally ruined when played double.
It goes well before the Mountain Top also.
single reels like this one are a nice entrée en matière, a nice introductory tune, to a session; say, a laid back one on a sunny afternoon… (hwen thengs are lookin oop, not doon!)
Téada from way back in 2001
In E, from about 6:00 in, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piwn-AkkQCk
Kevin Burke playing The Doon Reel
Below is what I transcribed that I can play along on the flute with.
T: The Doon
DFAF BFAF | DFAF E2FE | DFAF BFAF |B/c/.d ec dBAF |
DFAF BFAF | DFAF E2FE | DFAF BFAF |1 B/c/d ec d2AF :|2 B/c/d ec d2Bc ||
d2fd Adfd | defd BABc | d2fd Adfa | afed B2AB |
d2fd Adfd | defd e2-ef | gfec dcBA |1 B/c/d ec dBAB :|2 B/c/d ec dBAF ||
Josephine Keegan includes a version of this tune as Reel #13 in her 2004 tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean". However, as often for settings in her book, she gives it a new title — in this case The Cavan Reel.