McGuire’s Welcome To Fermanagh reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

McGuire's Welcome To Fermanagh has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: McGuire's Welcome To Fermanagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABcB AFFA|ECFC ECB,C|A,CEC DF~F2|E2ec BAFE|
ABcB AFdF|ECFC ECB,C|A,CEC D3 f|1 ecBc A3 E:|2 ecBc A2cd||
e3 f ecBc|AecA FecA|f3 a fdcd|AdfA dfAf|
e3 f ecBc|AecA GecA|d2fd Adfd|1 ecBc Agaf:|2 ecBc A3 E |]**
X: 2
T: McGuire's Welcome To Fermanagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABcB AFdF|EC~C2 ECB,C|A,CEC A,DAF|E2 Ac BA FE|
A2 cB AFdF|E3F ECB,C|A,2EA, CE ef|1edcB A3E:|2edcB A2 cd|
|:e3f ecBA|Ee cA GAce|f3 a fd~d2|FAdf Adfa|
e3f ecBc|AecA GAce|d2 fd adfd|1edcB A2af:|edcB A2z2|]

Seven comments

What’s that?

A reel found on W Hunter & V Tulloch "Leaving Lerwick Harbour", second in a set of 4 : Ashplant, Mc Guire’s, Alan Brown, Old Fiddler.

Is this a composition of Willie Hunter?

It has some stylistic similarities with The Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome to Shetland (the title as well as the tune)

Composition?

Hi,

No, it was composed by K Loughlin, according to the CD leaflet.

Possibly Kevin Loughlin, Co.Fermanagh accordion player, who recorded on the Belfast "Outlet" label in the 70s ?

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Why not? It sounds more like a fiddle than an accordion tune though?

McGuire’s Welcome To Fermanagh, X:2

Added Seán Ward’s version.