Highland Reel (1) (A)

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X:1 T:Highland Reel [1], A M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 12, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D defe dcBA|GFdF E2E2|defe dcBA|BdAF D2D2:| |:(3DED AF (3DED AF|(3EFE BG (3EFE BG|(3DED AF (3DED AF|BdAF D2D2:| |:a>ba>f a>ba>f|(ge)(be) (ge)(be)|a>ba>f a>ba>f|(ge)(bf) d2d2:|]



HIGHLAND REEL [1], A. AKA and see "Aldridge's Rant," "Humors of Ballyconnell (1) (The), "Lustian's Reel," "Now is the Time," "Scotch Reel (7) (A)." Scottish, Irish; Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody was printed by London publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson as "Aldridge's Rant." "Highland Reel [1]" was included in Book 2 of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman (musicologist), who also entered a variant as "Humors of Ballyconnell (1) (The)," by which name the tune is known today. See note for "Humors of Ballyconnell (1) (The)" for more.


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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), 1797; No. 12, p. 5. Hime (Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before Printed with Basses, vol. 1), Dublin, 1804; No. 3. Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers, vol. 2), 2013; No. 620.






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