“Down The Broom” is a reel I have learned through various sessions, but I associate it with Noel O’Donoghue in particular. Noel is a great flute player from Kilfenora and also a dear friend who has always been very encouraging and generous with his music over the years.
This reel is very often played before “The Gatehouse Maid“, it is a classic set which has been recorded many times.
T:Down the Broom
|:EAAG A2Bd|eg~g2 egdc|BGGF G2GE|DGBG AGED|
EAAG A2Bd|eg~g2 egdg|eg~g2 dgba|1 gedB BAAG:|2 gedB BA~A2||
|:a2ea ageg|a2bg agef|g2dg egde|g2bg ageg|
a2ea ageg|agbg ageg|dg~g2 dgba|1 gedB BA~A2:|2 gedB BAAG||