Sean Ryan's Reel (1)

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X:1 T:Sean Ryan's Reel [1] T:Sliabh Bloom Reel, The C:Seán Ryan (d. 1985, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary) M:C| L:1/8 B:Mulvihill - 1st Collection (1986, No. 64) K:D (FA)|(dc)dB AF {G}(3FEF| GE FD EDB,D|A,3B, DEFD|GEFD EDB,D| (dc)dB AF {G}(3FEF|GEFD EDB,D|A,3B, DEFD|1 EDEF DE:|2 EDEF D2|| (FA)|{e}dcdf afdf|g2 fg (3efg dB|AF {G}(3FEF DFAF|(3GFE FD EDB,D| {e}dcdf afdf|g2 (fg) (3efg dB|AF {G}(3FEF DFAF|GECE D2 FA| {e}dcdf afdf|g2 fg (3efg dB|AF {G}*3FEF DFAF|(3GFE FD EDB,D| A,DFA dfag|bgaf gecA|{e}dcdB {c}BAFD|GECE D2||



SEAN RYAN'S REEL [1]. AKA and see "Sliabh Bloom Reel." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Miller & Perron/2006): AA’B (Mulvihill): AABB (Miller & Perron/1977). The melody was composed by Nenagh, County Tipperary, fiddler Seán Ryan (d. 1985), who called it “The Sliabh Bloom Reel.” The Slieve Bloom, along with the Massif Central in France, are the oldest mountains in Europe, although now much eroded from their former height. They rise from the central plains of Ireland, forming a natural link between the counties of Laois and of Offaly.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Jim McElhone (County Derry) [Mulvihill]; Seán Ryan [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, vol. 2 ), 1977; No. 27 (appears with 'B' part variation). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 103. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 64, p. 17. Ryan (The Hidden Ireland), n.d.; p. 42 (appears as “Sliabh Bloom Reel”).

Recorded sources: -Outlet SOLP 1012, Seán Ryan – "Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir" (1972).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [1]



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