Saturday, November 5, 2011

John Doherty's

Irish tunes are not often crooked, the style being more closely married to general dance types that require a square meter.  But here's one, perhaps composed in order to trip some dancers.
 The reel is called John Doherty.  John Doherty was a Donegal fiddler and I'm not sure if this is a tune he wrote or not.  This tune is crooked because it has a half-measure after the second bar, so the counts go 1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4 (2x) in the A part.

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