The Duke Of Leinster reel

Also known as Dandy, Margaret Collins.

There are 92 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Ladies Pantalettes (lots of times), London Lasses (a few times), The Humours Of Ballyconnell (a few times), The Cameronian (a few times) and Castle Kelly (a few times).

The Duke Of Leinster has been added to 12 tune sets.

The Duke Of Leinster has been added to 318 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2BG dGBc|dgeg dBAF|G2(3BAG dGBG|DBAB GEDE|
GABG dGBc|dgeg dBAF|GB~B2 GB~B2|1dBAB GEDE:|2dBAB GEDz||
|:dg~g2 bg~g2|agbg ageg|dega bgge|dBAB GEDz|
dega bg~g2|agbg agef|gbag efge|1dBAB GEDz:|2dBAB GEDE||
X: 2
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[G2G,2]BG dGBG|dBAB dBAB|[G3G,3]B d2eB|dBAB GEDE|
[G2G,2]BG dGBG|dBAB dBAB|GB {c}(3BAB dB {c}(3BAB|(3dcB AB GEDE:|
|:dega bg{ga}g2|agbg ageg|dega bg{a}ge|(3dcB AB GEDE|
dega bg{ga}g2|agbg agef|ga (3bag ef (3gfe|dBAB GEDE:||
X: 3
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3B dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|GB~B2dB~B2|dBAB GEDE|
~G3B dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|GABd ~g3e|dBAB GE~E2||
dega bg~g2|agbg ageg|dega bage|dBAB GE~E2|
dega bg~g2|agbg ageg|bg~g2efge|dBAB GEDE||
X: 4
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2BG dGBG|d2eB dBAB|G2BG dGBG|dBAB GEDE|
G2BG dGBG|dBeB dBAB|GB~B2 dB~B2|1 dBAB GEDE:|2 dBAB G3e||
dega bg~g2|agbg ageg|dega bage|dBAB GEDz|
dega bg~g2|agbg agef|g2fg efge|1 dBAB G3e:|2 dBAB GEDE||
X: 5
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G2 GB dB ~B2 | dBeB dBAF | GB ~B2 GB ~B2 | dBGB GEDE |
~G2 GB dB ~B2 | dBeB dBAF | GABd ~g3 e | dBAF GE ~E2 ||
dzga bg ~g2 | agbg abeg | dega bage | dBAF GE ~E2 |
dega bg ~g2 | agbg ageg | bg ~g2 efge | dBAB GEDE |]
X: 6
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G2GB dGBG | d2eB dBAB | ~G2GB dGBG | dBAB GEDE |
~G2GB dGBG | d2eB dBAB | G2Bd e2ge | dBAB GEde ||
~g2ga bg~g2 | agbg aged | ~g2ga bgeB | dBAB GEde |
~g2ga bg~g2 | ag~g2 bgeB | dgge d2ge | dBAB GEDE ||
X: 7
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2BG DGBc|dBeB dBAB|G2BG DGBc|dBAB GEDE|
G2BG DGBc|dBeB dBAB|GB~B2 dB~B2|1dBAB GEDE:|2dBAB GEDB||
|:dega bg~g2|a2ag ageg|dega bage|dBAB GEDB|
dega bg~g2|a2ag agef|g2fg efge|1dBAB GEDB:|2dBAB GEDE|]
X: 8
T: The Duke Of Leinster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2BG dGBc|dBeB dBAB|G2BG dGBc|dBAB GEDE|
G2BG dGBc|dBeB dBAB|GB B2 dB B2|1dBAB GEDE:|2dBAB GEDB||
|:dega bg g2|agbg ageg|dega bage|dBAB GEDB|
dega bg g2|agbg agef|g2fg efge|1dBAB GEDB:|2dBAB GEDE||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-three comments

Duke Of Leinster

Source: Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan : "Music from County Leitrim"
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Here is a version by Martin Byrnes -

[G2G,2]BG dGBG|dBAB dBAB|[G3G,3]B d2eB|dBAB GEDE|
[G2G,2]BG dGBG|dBAB dBAB|GB {c}(3BAB dB {c}(3BAB|(3dcB AB GEDE:|
|:dega bg{ga}g2|agbg ageg|dega bg{a}ge|(3dcB AB GEDE|
dega bg{ga}g2|agbg agef|ga (3bag ef (3gfe|dBAB GEDE:||

nice version trevor, I want try to mix the two versions…

This is a great tune and played alot in sydney at the moment.

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A Good Version

There is a good version of this tune on John Brosnans "Cook in the kitchen" album worth a listen.

There’s a version on De Danann’s 1st album, played (presumably by Frankie Gavin) on whistle.

Chieftains Version

Here’s the ABC notation for the version of The Duke of Leinster heard on The Chieftains 7 (track 6):

X: 1
T:The Duke of Leinster
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:G
~G3B dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|GB~B2dB~B2|dBAB GEDE|
~G3B dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|GABd ~g3e|dBAB GE~E2||
dega bg~g2|agbg ageg|dega bage|dBAB GE~E2|
dega bg~g2|agbg ageg|bg~g2efge|dBAB GEDE||

The Duke of Leinster

This is a really simple tune, and there’re various versions played in the session. I’ve been playing like this:

K: Gmaj
G2BG dGBG|d2eB dBAB|G2BG dGBG|dBAB GEDE|
G2BG dGBG|dBeB dBAB|GB~B2 dB~B2|1 dBAB GEDE:|2 dBAB G3e||
dega bg~g2|agbg ageg|dega bage|dBAB GEDz|
dega bg~g2|agbg agef|g2fg efge|1 dBAB G3e:|2 dBAB GEDE||

I like playing this tune as a set ender.

Rip

He died last week - his obituary was in the "Times".

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Pronouns

Who died? There are a half dozen people in this thread that "he" could refer to.

Duke Of Leinster

Slainte’s heading and the name of the tune are "The Duke Of Leinster". I’d thought it obvious that it was the "Duke Of Leinster" who had died - but apparently not.

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“The Duke Of Leinster” / “The Dandy” (?) ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on December 18th 2007 by swisspiper.
~ /tunes/8054

X: 5
T: Dandy, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
D |\
~G2 GB dB ~B2 | dBeB dBAF | GB ~B2 GB ~B2 | dBGB GEDE |
~G2 GB dB ~B2 | dBeB dBAF | GABd ~g3 e | dBAF GE ~E2 ||
dzga bg ~g2 | agbg abeg | dega bage | dBAF GE ~E2 |
dega bg ~g2 | agbg ageg | bg ~g2 efge | dBAB GEDE |]

I learned this tune from John Kennedy at the Ballyshannon Folk Festival Whistle Workshop in 1990. (as "The Dandy")

# Posted on December 18th 2007 by swisspiper

……and a great racoon style beard too if I may say so………..

Frank Quinn - Margaret Collins Reel

Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford recorded a version of this tune under the title "Margaret Collins’ Reel" in February 1923 on the accordion.

The Duke Of Leinster, X:6

as played by Gabriel O’Sullivan (1979).

Duke of Leinster

Thanks for that, Sebastian. Love Gabe’s music.

The Dandy reel setting mentioned above comes from Patsy Touhey, who recorded this tune about 8 times on his homemade wax cylinders. He uses the Dandy title here: http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/sound/dandy-reel-touhey But on another one he announces it as the Duke.

Me too. :~) Maybe it’s noteworthy that this setting is purely pentatonic — no F#s and Cs — so that it sits particularly well on the flute (Gabe’s instrument of choice on this track).