Eddie Duffy’s Favourite reel

Also known as Eddie Duffy’s Scotch Mary, Eddie Duffy’s Favorite.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Eddie Duffy’s Favourite has been added to 3 tune sets.

Eddie Duffy's Favourite has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Eddie Duffy's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ceed ceed|cAEF ~G3z|ceed c2ed|cABG A3z:|
eaag ~e3d|cdef gedg|eaag ~e3d|cABG A3z|
eaag ~e3d|cdef g2fg|afge fded|cABG A3z||

Eight comments

Eddie Duffy’s Favourite (reel)

Pardon my obsession with Fermanagh tunes. This was learned from the playing of Galway fluter John Creaven. The sleeve notes inform it’s a version of the "Dark-Haired Lass," but I can’t see much similarity between the two tunes. I’ve just looked through Hidden Fermanagh book, but it’s not on it.

Too obvious to point out….

I’m surprised you didn’t spot this one, Slainte. It’s the mixolydian version of Scotch Mary, recorded by Dervish as the "Abbey Reel". I posted it in the comments section of this tune https://thesession.org/tunes/96.

I’ve been away from Dervish’s albums for long. Thanks NB for pointing that out.

This particular version of the reel is also on Niall Keegan’s solo flute recording. He plays it with other Fermanagh tunes.

Re: Eddie Duffy’s Favourite

This tune is essentially the second and third parts of John Doherty’s version of "Scots Mary", played backwards.