Colonel Duff's Reel

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X:1 T:Colonel Duff's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Rev. Luke Donnellan music manuscript collection (c. 1909, Oriel B:region, south Ulster) K:D AFdF A2 AB|AFdF GEEG|AF....



COLONEL DUFF'S REEL. Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Colonel Duff's Reel" is contained in the music manuscript collection of curate and fiddler Rev. Luke Donnellan (1878-1952), Oriel region, south Ulster[1].


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Rev. Luke Donnellan music manuscript collection [O'Connor].

Printed sources : - Gerry O'Connor (The Rose in the Gap), 2018; No. 219, p. 111.






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  1. Donnellan researcher Gerry O'Connor came to believe the ms. is not the work of the curate but rather was originally compiled by an unknown but able fiddler over the course of a playing lifetime, probably in the late 19th century. The ms. later came into the possession of Donnellan, who was also a fiddler.