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 Theme code Index    3153 5764
 Also known as    Ardtaoiseac Rodnaig (An), Brandlings, Colonel Rodney's
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland, Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1263, p. 237
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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COLONEL RODNEY. Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Martin & Hughes). The Irish name for the Scottish tune "Brandlings," composed by Abraham Mackintosh but appearing in John Watlen's 1798 2nd collection.

Source for notated version: Chicago fiddler James Kennedy, who had the tune from his father, a celebrated local fiddler from Ballinamore, County Leitrim [O'Neill].

Printed sources: Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaidh), 1990; p. 39. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915/1987; No. 236, p. 125. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 107. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1263, p. 237. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 531, p. 99.

Recorded sources: Coleman Music Center CHC 009, flute player Éamonn Cullen - "The Coleman Archive, vol. 2: The Home Place" (2005. Various artists).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]


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Z:Larry Sanger from a tape of a tape of a tape...of John Doherty.
Z:In this performance John varied the tune remarkably little, but
Z:played just 2.5 times.
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