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 
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info 
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