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X:1 % T:Riley's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Mulvihill - 1st Collection (1986, No. 159) K:Emin BE{F}ED GABd|{e}dBAG FADA|BE{F}ED GBeg|fedf edBA| BE{F}ED GABd|{e}dBAG FADA|BE{F}ED GBeg|fedf (3eee e2|| eBef gaeg|fdad bdad|eBef gbeg|fedf e2 ef| eBef gbeg|fdad bdad|efga bgaf|gfed Bged||



RILEY’S REEL (Ríl Uí Raghallaigh). Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The Scottish "Lochan a' Chait," composed by James Stewart-Robertson, is melodically and harmonically similar in the first strain, and harmonically similar in the second. However, it is not clear that it is cognate with the County Fermanagh reel, and the two may have developed independently.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - collected from County Fermanagh fiddler William Jones by Liam Donnelly (County Tyrone & Belfast) in the mid-20th century [Breathnach, Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 182, p. 84. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 159, p. 43.

Recorded sources: -



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