X:1 T:Glory Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:transcribed by Bill Reeder K:G Major |:G2 BG dGBG| G2 BG AFDF| G2 BG dGBG| c2 Bc AFDF :| |:E6 cA| BGEB AFDF| E3 E E2cA|1 BdcB AFDF :|2 BdcB A2 ef| |:gagf e2 ef| g2 fg ecAf| gagf eaaf|1 g2 fg ecAf:|2 g2fg ecAF||
GLORY REEL (Ril na Gloire). Irish, Reel. Ireland, Glencolumbkille and Kilcar area, southwest Donegal. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCC'. The title is an Englished corruption of the Gaelic Ril na Gloar ('the drone-sounding reel'). A popular reel in County Donegal, given impetus from the playing of the Deargs of Kilcar; in fact, the tune has been credited to the late Francie Dearg (red-haired) Byrne of Cashel, Kilcar, Donegal. An untitled tune in Brendan Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉirreann (vol. II, No. 162) bears strong similarities to the Donegal tune. See also a related untitled tune in The Northern Fiddler (1979), p. 76(b).