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DINNY O'BRIEN'S REEL [1] (Ríl Dhonncha Uí Bhriain). AKA and see "John Bowe's (2)," "Last House of Connacht (2) (The)." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Miller & Perron/2006): AABB (most versions). Dinny O'Brien was the fiddle and concertina playing father of B/C box player Paddy O'Brien [1] (1922-1991, Nenagh, County Tipperary), who composed the tune is his honor (Mick Brown says it was Paddy's first composition). Dinny was the leader of the famous Bridge Céilí Band. The late button accordion player Jim Coogan (New York) remarked that New York B/C box player Joe Madden learned the tune while travelling in a car on his way to Dunvargan, where he promptly won the All-Ireland 2-row accordion championship playing it.

Paddy O'Brien



Source for notated version: fiddler Joe Ryan and harmonica player Eddie Clarke (Ireland) [Breathnach]; Frank McCollam (Ballycastle, County Antrim) [Mulvihill]; a 1971 recording by Na Fili [.

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 145, p. 68. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; p. 123, No. 208. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 55, p. 146. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 55. Feldman & O'Doherty (Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 104. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 56. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 62. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tune by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 55, p. 15. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 318. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 126, p. 34. O'Brien Minogue (The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien), 1992; p. 38.

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, CICD 148, Mick Conneely - "Selkie" (2001). Everest Tradition, The Kilfenora Ceili Band (with Tommy Peoples, recorded by Mick Moloney, 1974). Green Linnet SIF 1030, Joe Ryan & Eddie Clark - "Crossroads" (1981). Green Linnet SIF 1165, Joe Burke - "The Bucks of Oranmore." Outlet 1010, Na Fili. Eileen O'Brien - "The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien" (with accordion player Willie Fogarty). Shanachie 34016, Joe Burke, Andy McGann & Felix Dolan - "The Funny Reel." Shanachie 78030, Danú - "Think Before You Think" (2000). Seamus Thompson - "The Long Mile." John Rea - "Traditional Music on the Hammered Dulcimer." Paddy O'Brien - "Paddy O'Brien Collection." Brogue - "At Boolavogue." Brendan Mulhaire Ceili Band - "Ceili Time in Ireland #2."

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]




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