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GLEANN EOGHAIN. AKA and see "Glen Owen," "Haye's Fancy," "Celebrated Opera Reel (The)," "Doon Reel (3) (The)." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian/G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Breathnach (1976) finds the tune under the title "Celebrated Opera Reel (The)" in a manuscript from Tipperary. Paul de Grae remarks the tune can be found in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Chorus Jig (1)," and is related to "Chorus Reel" family of tunes (also including "Glen Road to Carrick (The)" and "On the Road"). Another Slaibh Luachra title is "Quinn's Reel (3)," says Paul, "one of several of that title named for the Cordal flute player John Quinn, from whom (fiddler) Pádraig O'Keeffe got much music."

Source for notated version: fiddler Denis Murphy, 1967 (Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry, Ireland), who had the tune from his mentor, Pádraig O'Keeffe [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 154, p. 82.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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