Glen Allen reel

Also known as The Glen Allen, Glenallen, The Glenallen, Kilmaley.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Rakish Paddy (a few times), The Green Gates (a few times), The Green Mountain (a few times), The Hunter’s House (a few times) and Goodbye To Ireland (a few times).

Glen Allen has been added to 6 tune sets.

Glen Allen has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Glen Allen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DE |G2 DG EGDE | G2 BG AGEG | A2 EA FAEA | ABcd edBA |
G2 DG EGDE | G2 BG AGEG | cBcd efge | dBAB G2 :|
|: Bd |g2 dg egde | g2 bg ageg | a2 ea faea | a2 bg agef |
g2 dg egde | g2 bg aged | cBcd efge | dBAB G2 :|
X: 2
T: Glen Allen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |G/A/G DG EGDE | G/F/G BG AG E/F/G | A/B/A EA FAEA | ABcd edBA |
G/A/G DG EGDE | G/F/G BG AGEG | c2 B/c/d ef g/f/e | dBAF G3 :|
|: d |g/a/g dg egde | g/f/g bg ag e/f/g | a/b/a ea faeg | a/^g/a b=g ag d/e/f |
g/a/g dg egde | g/f/g bg agec | ABcd efge | dBAF G3 :|
X: 3
T: Glen Allen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 DG EGDE | G2 BG AGEG | A2 EG AGEG | ABcd edBA |
G2 DG EGDE | G2 BG AGEG | cBcd efge | dBAB G2 :|
|: g2 dg egde | g2 bg ageg | a2 eg ageg | a2 bg agef |
g2 dg egde | g2 bg aged | cBcd efge | dBAB G2 :|
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

“The Glen Allen Reel”

S: "Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley: Music from Ireland", 1974, vol. 2, page 1, tune #1
ISBN: 0-9503784-10

Not to be confused with the following:

"The Humours of Tulla"
# Added by Josh Kane - January 31st, 2002
https://thesession.org/tunes/141
~ or ~
"Sollus Lillis"
# Added by Ian Stevenson - December 19th, 2004
https://thesession.org/tunes/4001

Cool tune I played a lot years ago - thanks for the rediscovery!

I still owe you swisspiper, and I haven’t forgotten, but I have misplaced that transcription. There are at least half a dozen folk waiting for this slow poke to finish promised work relative to this site and our shared passions. There are reasons, some computer related, some me just being fussy, or distracted elsewhere, but after a spell I even get fed up with the ‘excuses’… :-/

Lovely! Especially the flute. You know me and excessive reverb, so while appreciating the 2nd whistle take I was grimacing a bit… :-/ :-D

Re: Glen Allen

I love the way this tune recalls old favorites like "Bag of Spuds" and "Down the Broom", but with the A dorian to G major sequence in those tunes reversed here. It’s quite refreshing and gives a great lift to the tune.