T: Johnnie McIljohn's
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Also known as Johnnie McIljohn’s No.2, Johnny McIlJohn’s No. 2.
There is 1 recording of this tune.
Johnnie McIljohn's has been added to 12 tunebooks.
This reel comes from a recording by The Boys of the Lough (Welcoming Paddy Home), and follows “Johnnie McIljohn’s No.1”. https://thesession.org/tunes/1491 and preceeds “Donegal Barn Dance” https://thesession.org/tunes/3469
The Boys They got the tunes from Tommy Maguire of Leitrim, whose father, John Maguire, was known as “Johnny McIljohn” for some reason. He “lilted” the tunes regularly at country house ceilidhs so his name became associated with the tunes.
There is already a tune in the database titled “Johnny McIljohn’s #2” but it is distinct from this one.
Here already, albeit as a “Gan Ainm”. But now I have a name for it. Thanks! https://thesession.org/tunes/6675
Only you can edit your submission LongNote, meaning you can delete the ‘gan ainm’ and give it a name. Since nigelg was sober when he added this transcription, hopefully it will survive despite it being tagged as a duplication…