The Rectory reel

Also known as The Old Rectory.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Rectory has been added to 1 tune set.

The Rectory has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Rectory
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
dfec dA A2|GBAG FDDG|DAFD EGcG|Adfd egfe|
dfec dA A2|GBAG FDDG|DAFD EGcG|Afec d2 de|
eddc dA A2|GBAG FDDG|DAFD EGcG|Adfd egfe|
d2 ec dA A2|GBAG FDDG|DAFD EGcG|Afec d2 de||
|:edAd edad|dcGc egfe|fdAd fdaf|gecd ed d2|
edAd edad|dcGc egfe|d2 ec dA A2|GBAG FD D2:|
DAFD EGcG|Adfd cGEG|DAFD EG c2|GEGD EDDG|
DAFD EGcG|Adfe dfec|d2 ec dA A2|GBAG FDDG|
DAFD EGcG|Adfd cGEG|DAFD EG c2|GEGD EDDG|
DAFD EGcG|Adfe defg|afdf gece|fdBd e/f/g fe||
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X: 2
T: The Rectory
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
de|: fdec dA A/A/A|GBAG FDDG|DAFD EGcG| Adfd egfe|
d(3e/d/c/ec dAAA|GBAG FDDG|DAFD EGcG|F/E/D CD ED D2:|
|: f/e/d Ad edad| e/d/c Gc ecge| f/e/d Ad fdaf| g/f/e cd edd2|
f/e/d Ad edad| e/d/c Gc egfe|1d(3e/d/c/ec dA A/A/A|GBAG FDD2:|2d(3e/d/c/ec dA A/A/A|
GBAG FDDG| DAFD EGcG|Adfd egc'g|DAFD EGcG| F/E/D CD EDD2|
DAFD EGcG| Adfd egc'g| afdf gece| f/e/d cd edd2||
X: 3
T: The Rectory
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:egfd eB B2|AcBA GE E2|EBGE FAdA|Bege fagf|
egfd eB B2|AcBA GE E2|EBGE FAdA|Bgfd e2 ef|
feed eB B2|AcBA GE E2|EBGE FAdA|Bege fagf|
e2 fd eB B2|AcBA GE E2|EBGE FAdA|Bgfd e2 ef||
|:feBe febe|edAd fagf|geBe gebg|afde fe e2|
feBe febe|edAd fagf|e2 fd eB B2|AcBA GE E2:|
EBGE FAdA|Bege dAFA|EBGE FA d2|AFAE FEEA|
EBGE FAdA|Begf egfd|e2 fd eB B2|AcBA GE E2|
EBGE FAdA|Bege dAFA|EBGE FA d2|AFAE FEEA|
EBGE FAdA|Begf efga|bgeg afdf|gece f/g/a gf||
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The Rectory Reel

A great reel in F Major

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E Min Setting

X: 1
T: Rectory Reel, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
|:egfd eB B2|AcBA GEEA|EBGE FAdA|Bege fagf|
egfd eB B2|AcBA GEEA|EBGE FAdA|Bege fagf|
feed eB B2|AcBA GEEA|EBGE FAdA|Bege fagf|
e2 fd eB B2||AcBA GEEA|EBGE FAdA|Bege fagf||
|:feBe feBe|edAd fagf|geBe geBg|afde fe e2|
feBe feBe|edAd fagf|e2 fd eB B2|AcBA GE E2:||
|:EBGE FAdA|Bege dAFA|EBGE FA d2|AFAE FEED|
EBGE FAdA|Begf egfd|e2 fd eB B2|AcBA GEED|
EBGE FAdA|Bege dAFA|EBGE FA d2|AFAE FEED|
EBGE FAdA|Begf efga|bgeg afdf|geAe f/g/a gf||

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Not F Major

I meant D Minor.

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please correct the abc too, so it will befound later as dmin not Fmaj….

Composer of this piece

The composer of this wonderful reel is Paddy Davey of Belfast. I was taught it by a good friend of his, Martin Shane. Paddy wrote this tune in The Old Rectory, Glencolmcille, County Donegal in 1995.
The following is the abc as it was taught to me.

X:1
T:Rectory Reel, The
C:Composed by Patrick J. Davey, Belfast
C:Copyright 2009 DaveyMusic
C:www.daveymusic.com
C:Arrangement: Martin Shane
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
egfd eBBB |AcBA GEED |EBGE FAdA |Bege fagf |
e2 fd eBBB |AcBA GEED |EBGE FAdA |Bg fd e2 ef :|
|:fe Be febe |edAd fagf |geBe gebg |afde fe e2 |
feBe febe |edAd fagf |e2 fd eBBB |[1AcBA GE E2 :|[2 AcBA GEED :|
EBGE FAdA |Be ge dA FD |EBGE FA d2 |AFDE FEED |
EBGE FAdA |Begf egfd |e2 fd eBBB |AcBA GEED |
EBGE FAdA |Bege dAFD |EBGE FA d2 |AFDE FEED |
EBGE FAdA |Begf efga |bgeg afdf |gece f/g/a gf |e8||

Original DaveyMusic Sheet Music

You can find a PDF of the original sheet music by Paddy Davey (Davey Music) on www.tradirishmusic.org

Quick notes about MAGPIEKATE’s setting

1) |d(3e/d/c/ec dAAA| (measure 5) can also be used as the first measure of the repeat of the A section.
2) Everything after the second ending…is part of the second ending. I’m just not a good enough programmer to extend the bracket over all those measures.
3) This song sounds amazing when the whole sheebang is repeated. An example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kj6CiT1ldQ (This video is where I learned this song).

E minor

Play the E minor setting on a C whistle and you will be playing in D minor.

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