Neilly Boyle's Highland

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NEILLY BOYLE'S/O'BOYLE'S HIGHLAND. Irish; Highland and Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. With its un-dotted version, "Neilly Boyle's Reel," they are a popular pair of tunes in County Donegal. Neilly Boyle was a master Donegal fiddler. The Highland is performed an octave lower for variation.

Source for notated version: fiddler Danny O'Donnell (County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources: Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1978; p. 191 (appears as "Neilie Boyle's Highland").

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1078 - "Altan" (1987). Green Linnet SIF 1101, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh - "Playing with Fire: the Celtic Fiddle Collection" (1989).

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