Glory reel

Also known as The Glory, Ríl Na NGlor.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

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Glory has been added to 10 tune sets.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Glory
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2BG dGBG|G/2G/2G BG AFDF|G2BG dGBG|c/2c/2c Bc AFDF:|
|:E6 cA|BGEB AFDF|E2~E2 E2cA|1 BdcB AFDF:|2 BdcB AFDf||
|:gagf e3f|g2fg e^cAf|gagf eaaf|1 g2fg e^cAf:|2 g2 fg e^cAF||
2
X: 2
T: Glory
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2BG dGBG|G/2G/2G BG AFDF|G2BG dGBG|c/2c/2c Bc AFDF:|
|:E6 cA|BGEB AFDF|E2~E2 E2cA|1 BdcB AFDF:|2 BdcB AFDf||
|:gagf e^def|g2fg e^cAf|gagf eaaf|1 g2fg e^cAf:|2 g2 fg e^cAF||
3
X: 3
T: Glory
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2BG dGBG|G2 BG AFDF|G2BG dGBd|c2 Bc AFDF:|
|:~E6 cA|BGEB AFDF|~E6 cA|1 BdcB AFDF:|2 BdcB AFDf||
|:gagf edef|g2fg e^cAf|gagf eaaf|1 g2fg e^cAf:|2 g2 fg e^cAF||

Nine comments

I learned this tune from the same source given here. I’m pretty sure Altan is playing a D sharp in the first bar of the B part, a la:

|gagf e^def|

Both the Glory Reel and Heathery Cruach are predominantly northern tunes, so we play ‘em with mostly short, punchy single bow strokes.

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Will, I agree with you about the D#, although I think you probably meant to say the C part.

Doh! Yep, that d sharp goes in the C part, sorry. Sum day I’m gonna lurn to cownt passed two…. 🙂

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Glory Reel

There doesn’t seem to be any D notes in the Cpart - don’t you mean C#s ?

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Kenny, Altan plays the first bar of the C part as:
|gagf e^def|
and that d sharp—in tandem with the switch to c sharp too—gives the tune a nice wild edge (and drives backers in our session here absolutely nuts).

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Re: Glory

c natural.

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