Annotation:Blacksmith Reilly's Reel

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X:1 T:Untitled N:Conor Ward finds a cognate in Breathnach’s “Blacksmith Reilly’s Reel” M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883) N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2 AB AFDF|EDEc BABc|d2 AB AFDF|EDEF DD/D/ D2:| fefg afdf|edef edBg|fefg afdf|edef dd/d/d2| fefg afdf|edef edBf|afdA Bggb|agfe d2 fe||

BLACKSMITH REILLY'S REEL (Ríl an Ghabha Uí Raghallaigh). Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was named by Brendan Breathnach after his source as it lacked a title. The reel was older than O'Reilly, however, as researcher Conor Ward finds a version as an untitled reel in Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) [1].

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Frank 'The Blacksmith' O'Reilly (1893- fl.1966), of Drumreilly, County Leitrim [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V), 1999; No. 143, p. 72.

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