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X:1 T:Nellie Donovan T:Nellie O'Donovan M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 638 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B2 Bd dcAc|BGGB d2 cA|B2 Bd dcAc|d2 cA BGGA| B2 Bd dcAc|BGGB d2 cA|BABc dcAc|dBcA BGGe|| fgaf gfeg|fdcA Adde|fgaf gfeg|fdcA AGGe| fgaf gfeg|fdcA Adde|fefg abag|fdcA AGGA||

NELLIE DONOVAN. AKA - "Nellie O'Donovan." AKA and see "Cat that Ate the Sidecomb (The)," "Doon Reel (1) (The)," "Kate Kelly's Fancy," "Keady Piper," "Piper of Keadue (The)," "Killoran's Reel (2)," "Private Ass and Cart." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen): ABCD (Mitchell). Breathnach (1976) finds the first part of "The Doon Reel" related to this tune and to "Kate Kelly's Fancy" and "Ravelled Hank of Yarn (1) (The)." A Donegal setting was played by John and Mickey Doherty under the title "Bonny Bunch of Ferns (The)."
Edward Cronin
See also an untitled reel in Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894), cognate (if distanced) in both strains with "Nellie Donovan" (for which see "Reel (98)").

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Edward Cronin (County Tipperary/Chicgo, Illinois) [O'Neill]: piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell].

Printed sources : - Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 19, p. 40. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 131. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1394, p. 259. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 638, p. 115 (appears as "Nellie O'Donovan").

Recorded sources : - Piping Pig Productions PPPCD001, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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