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GLORY REEL (Ril na Gloire). Irish, Reel. Ireland, Glencolumbkille and Kilcar area, southwest Donegal. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCC'. The title is an Englished corruption of the Gaelic Ril na Gloar ('the drone-sounding reel'). A popular reel in County Donegal, given impetus from the playing of the Deargs of Kilcar; in fact, the tune has been credited to the late Francie Dearg (red-haired) Byrne of Cashel, Kilcar, Donegal. An untitled tune in Brendan Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉirreann (vol. II, No. 162) bears strong similarities to the Donegal tune. See also a related untitled tune in The Northern Fiddler (1979), p. 76(b).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Francie and Mickey Byrne (Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 162 (appears as untitled reel). Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 162.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnett GLCE 1137, Altan - "Island Angel" (1993. Learned from the late Francie and Micky Byrne of Kilcar, Donegal). RTE Records, Deargs of Kilcar - "The Donegal Fiddle." Popcorn Behavior - "Journeywork" (1997).

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



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