Annotation:O'Connell's Reel (2)

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X:1 T:O'Connell’s Reel [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 172, p. 37) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D AFDF EFDF|AFAB e2 eB|AFDF EFDF|1AFAB d2 dB:|2AFAB d2d2|| defd ecdB|AFAB e2 dA|defd ecdB|AFAB d2d2| defd ecdB|AFAB e2 dB|defg afef|cBAB dfdB||

O'CONNELL'S REEL [2] (Ríl Uí Chonaill). AKA and see "Charlie Harris's (2)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was printed in Treoir (vol. 6, no. 5) as "John P. Blessing's Favorite." As "Night of the Fun (4)" Breathnach found a version published in the Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society (vol. II, No. 2, 1909), collected by Rev. Luke Donnellan.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the mid-20th century collection of schoolmaster and fiddler Michael 'Master' McDermott (Carrickmore, southern County Tyrone), who learned his tunes from local musicians [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach & Small (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 174, p. 81.

Recorded sources : - Drumlin Records LHTCD 1, The McNamara Family - "Leitrim's Hidden Treasures" (1998).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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