Miss Galvin’s reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Miss Galvin's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Miss Galvin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 A/A/A A2 Bd | egfg edBA | GFEF G3 B | cABG AG E/F/G |
A/B/A GB A2 Bd | egfg edBA | B3 d efga | gedB cAA2 ||
ea a/a/a agbg | agbg agef | g/f/e be g/f/e be | g/f/e be gedg |
ea a/a/a agbg | agbg aged | B3 d egga | gedB cAA2 ||
X: 2
T: Miss Galvin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 A/A/A A2 Bd | egfg edBA | GFEF G3 B | cABG AG E/F/G |
A/B/A GB A2 Bd | egfg edBA | B3 d efga | gedB cAA2 ||
ea a/a/a agbg | agbg agef | g/f/e be g/f/e be | g/f/e be gedg |
ea a/a/a agbg | agbg aged | B3 d egga | gedB cAA2 ||

Three comments

Miss Galvin’s

Precedes Bill Connor’s (https://thesession.org/tunes/9135) in the set played by Liam O Connor & Seán McKeon on Geantrai.

X:1
T:Miss Galvin’s
R:reel
S:Liam O’Connor & Seán McKeon (Geantrai 21/11/08)
Z:Me
M:C|
K:A dorian
A2 A/A/A A2 Bd | egfg edBA | GFEF G3 B | cABG AG E/F/G |
A/B/A GB A2 Bd | egfg edBA | B3 d efga | gedB cAA2 ||
ea a/a/a agbg | agbg agef | g/f/e be g/f/e be | g/f/e be gedg |
ea a/a/a agbg | agbg aged | B3 d egga | gedB cAA2 ||

Obviously a first degree relation to Down the Broom (https://thesession.org/tunes/514), but has a distinct individuality of its own, especially the slightly psychotic 2nd part with its shades of the Piper’s Despair creeping in there. Also reminds me slightly of the Corner House (https://thesession.org/tunes/479). Other similar ones: Lady Birr (https://thesession.org/tunes/4499) & Follow Me Down To Galway (https://thesession.org/tunes/837). God’s sake, if I was being picky I could say it reminds me of a hundred different tunes. Who ever said they all sound the same?

Anyway, this one has coalesced into a separate entity in my head, and I would never be able to make up my mind as to which of the hundred or so similar tunes it could be a variation of, so here it is.

Lovely setting of Down the Broom. I’ve heard it referred to Down the Broom No. 2 on some occasion before.