Big Reel of Ballynacally
Leave it to Solas to feature a simple tune with such a quirky twist—those Fnaturals in both halves—and then spice it up with artfully placed triplets and rolls. This version is based on Win Horan’s fiddling from Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers.
I really like this tune. Those F naturals in the second part are great.
Big reel of ballynacally
this is also known as the big reel of caligahoun
Made famous in Scotland by "Silly Wizard" - probably 20 years before "Solas" even came into existence. O’Riada’s "pre-Chieftains" mixed it with "Callaghan’s". It was often thought of and played as one 4-part tune, rather than 2 x 2 part tunes.
Sean O Riada and Ceoltoiri Chualann played a great version of Ril mor Bhaile an Chalaidh live at the O Riada sa Gaiety concert in 1969. Marvellous comical singing from the band as the tune ended. Showstopper.
The Big Reel Of Ballynacally, X:3
Ril Mor Bhaile an Challaig
Recorded under the name Ril Mor Bhaile an Challaig by Sean o Riada agus Ceoltoiri Chualainn back in the 1960’s. Wonderful arrangement & played "at a lick".
Re: The Big Reel Of Ballynacally
Does anybody have a recording by Silly Wizard?