BREFNI O'REILLY. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). Ed's son Joseph explains that the title refers to one of the "landed names" of Cavan and of the same, older region called Brefni.
Printed source: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 30, p. 32.
X:1 T:Brefni O'Reilly M:2/2 L:1/8 C:Ed Reavy R:Reel N:Is one of the landed names of Cavan and of old Brefni N:before it. The O'Reillys have spread far and wide to wherever the N:immigrant has ventured in his many meanderings. This title could well N:be our proud county's battlecry, or the triumphant chant of a Cavan N:footballer scoring a winning goal at Croake Park. Z:Joe Reavy K:G DF ||: G2 dG FDCD | GAcd fgaf | gd (3dcd cAGA | dcAG FDCD | G2 dG FDCD | GAcd fgaf | gbaf fagf |1dcAF DGGF :|2dcAF DGGA || B2 ga fagf | dcBc A=F (3FEF | GABc defg | agfa gfga | (3bag (3agf gfdc | BGdG A=F (3FEF | GABc dgbg |1 gdcA BGGA :|2 fdcA BGGF :||
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