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X:1 T:The Glentown Reel T:Glentown T:Denis Murphy's D:Dolores Keane & Jimmy Faulkner (as Denis Murphy's?) B:Bulmer and Sharpley (as Glentown) B:Dave Mallinson, 100 Evergreen Irish Tunes, a third part inserted B:between the two given here Z:Gordon Turnbull M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG | DGBG AGAB | deed B~G3 :| Bdd^c d2 ef | g2 fg e~A3 | Bdef gfge | dBAc B~G3 :||



GLENTOWN. AKA - "Gleanntán Reel (1) (The)," "Glountane." AKA and see "O'Keeffe's Dream (1)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune was named (as "Gleanntán Reel (1) (The)") after the birthplace of Sliabh Luachra fiddler Padraig O'Keeffe. The melody is a variation of "Lord MacDonald's Reel," also called "McDonald's Reel," "Slanty Gart" and other names. It was recorded as "O'Keeffe's Dream" by Denis Murphy on his RTE album "Denis Murphy: Music from Sliabh Luachra." Currently a set of three reels is popular in the South-west of Ireland, recorded in various combinations by the famous Sliabh Luachra fiddlers Julia Clifford, Denis Murphy and Padraig O'Keeffe. It consists of "Galtee Rangers," "Glountaine Reel (The)" and "Callaghans," and, remarks Paul de Grae, "if you start "The Galtee Rangers" in a session, chances are that everyone will continue into the other two after it." See also Gleanntán Reel (1) (The).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Denis Murphy (Gneeveguilla, County Kerry) [Bulmer & Sharpley].

Printed sources : - Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 4), 1976, No. 31.

Recorded sources : - Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]





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