Follow Me Down To Carlow reel

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Alice’s (a few times), The Famous Ballymote (a few times), Miss Thornton’s (a few times) and Stormy Blues (a few times).

Follow Me Down To Carlow has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Follow Me Down To Carlow
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
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|
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Follow Me Down to Carlow

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.

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