Bowe’s Favourite reel

Also known as Brendan Mulhaire’s, John Bowe’s, John Bowe’s Favourite, Bowe’s Favorite.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Bowe's Favourite has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Bowe's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B|e2ge edAd|edad bdad|edef gfga|bagf ebaf|
geed edBd|AFDF dAFD|B,E~E2 GB,~B,2|BdAF GEE:|
X: 2
T: Bowe's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BE ~E2 GEED | EDA,D FBAF | GE ~E2 eE ~E2 | FAdA BAGF |
EB, ~B,2GB, ~B,2|EDA,D FBAF|GE ~E2 eE ~E2|1 BdAF GEED:|2 BdAF GE E2||
|:e2 ge edAd|fdad bdad|e^def gfga|(b/a/g {a}g)f ebaf |
(g/f/e {f}e)^d e=dBd|AFDF dAFD|B,E ~E2 eE ~E2|1 BdAF GE E2:|2 BdAF GEED ||

Five comments

Tune source

In his fine tune collection ‘Forget Me Not’, Séamus Connolly identifies this tune as an unnamed composition of Brendan Mulhaire’s.

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Dust Off The LP / Tune…

Found this on a (sadly) out-of-print LP (that’s short for "long playing" for youse young’uns out there who have never known the joys of vinyl…) by box player John Bowe & guitarist Mary Conroy. Fine box playing throughout, but what really caught my ear about this record is Mary Conroy’s backing of the tunes. She somehow manages to make the guitar sound like a piano! (IMO, that’s a GOOD thing..) This tune in particular jumped out at me as well, so here you have it. The good news is that, since the album is long out of print, you can (for now) download it free from this spot:

(amongst many other tasty bits!)


1st bar of the 2nd part doesn’t add up…

Whoops! Good catch, Doc…

Thanks, Dr. Dow, forgot to put a "2" after that first "e". I’ve updated the ABC’s accordingly. (and before the conversion to dots… woo-hoo!)