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 Theme code Index    157L4L 1472H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Ed Reavy
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Joe Reavy
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 30, p. 32.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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 Score   ()   


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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