Blacksmith Reilly's Reel
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) .