Sheet Music: The Dublin Porter

TitleThe Dublin Porter
Alternate titlesDublin Porter House
Pórtar Dhúlainn
The Ballymahon
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–A5
Time signature4/4
Tempo192 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-01-13
Last updated2012-01-13
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Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 13 January 2012

Tune of the Day: The Dublin Porter

Traditional Irish reel

This popular session tune, which also goes by the name “Dublin Porter House”, especially in County Kerry, used to be associated with the great Irish fiddler Padraig O'Keeffe. It was already known in County Donegal, Ireland, in the first half of the 19th century, as evidenced by the diary entry of a fiddler named William Allingham, who was employed as a customs officer but whose vocation was traditional music.