Miss Butler's Reel

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X:1 T:Ríl Iníon de Buitléir T:Miss Butler's Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Breathnach & Small - Ceol Rince na hEireann vol 4 (1996, No. 153) K:G BG (3GGG Bdgd|BGBG FGAc|BG (3GGG Bdgd|cBAc BG G2:| d~g3 dgbg|agbg ea3|dg3 dgba|gedc BG G2| dg3 dgbg|agbg ea3|bg (3efg dgbg|eaaf gedc||



MISS BUTLER’S REEL (Ríl Iníon de Buitléir). AKA and see "Bunch of Currents (3)/Currants." Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Researcher Conor Ward finds the first strain is cognate with the first strains of "Diamond (1)" and "Bunch of Roses (1)" (both in Ryan's Mammoth Collection), and "Lady Elinor Butler's Reel" (in Smollet Holden's Favourite Collection of Dances for the Present Season, Dublin, 1805). Gerry O'Connor gives "Bunch of Currents (3)/Currants" as an alternate title for "Miss Butler's Reel" as printed in curate and fiddler Rev. Luke Donnellan's turn-of-the-20th century music manuscript collection (Oriel region, south Ulster).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the mid-20th century collection of schoolteacher and fiddler Michael “Master” McDermott (Carrickmore, County Tyrone), who got his tunes from local fiddlers [Breathnach]; Rev. Luke Donnellan music manuscript collection (c. 1909, Oriel region, south Ulster) [O'Connor].

Printed sources : - Breathnach & Small (Ceol na Rince hÉireann vol. IV), 1996; No. 153, p. 74. O'Connor (The Rose in the Gap), 2018; No. 96, p. 63.






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