T: Follow Me Down To Carlow
A|:BGAE G2 ED|EAAG (3ABA GE|DEGA BGBd|
|1 egdB c3 A:|2 egdB A2 Bd||
|:~g3a gede|~a3b a2 ge|dega bgag|
|1 gedB A2 Bd:|2 gedB c3 A||
There are 15 recordings of this tune.
Follow Me Down To Carlow appears in 5 other tune collections.
Follow Me Down To Carlow has been added to 50 tunebooks.
I learned this reel from the playing of flutist Mike Rafferty, and it’s a far different setting from what I’ve heard Kevin Burke do on fiddle. If you were to take a trip from Sligo or Galway to Carlow, Burke would get you there faster, but Rafferty would show you more of the countryside along the way.
Rafferty plays this lyrically and not too fast, savoring those long c notes at the turns, waiting to resolve back to G major.
This goes well into Kerryman’s Daughter (in C major), and I often follow Kerryman’s D with Maid(s) of Feakle, back in G.