Laington’s reel

Also known as Dillon Brown, Dillon Brown’s Fancy, Diolún De Brún, Laington’s Favorite, Laington’s Favourite, Langton’s, Langton’s Favorite, Langton’s Favourite.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Laington’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Laington’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Laington's has been added to 111 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|cB|:AFEF ~A3e|fece faaf|ec~c2 ac~c2|fcec BdcB|
AFEF ~A3e|fece ~f2af|ec~c2 acec|1BdcB A2cB:|2BdcB A2ed:||
|:ceAe ceAc|BE~E2 BcdB|cAAG Acec|BE~E2 BcdB|
AccB cedc|~B3A BcdB|ABce faaf|eccB cdcB:|
# Added by Odin .
2
X: 2
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AFEF A3 e | fece fgaf | e2 ce afec | BAFA BdcB |
AFEF A2 ce | fece fgaf | (3efe ce afec | BdcB A2 |
AFEF A3 e | fecf fgaf | ec=c^c afec | afec BdcB |
AFEF A=c^ce | fece faaf | (3efe ce afec | BcdB A2 ||
ceAe ceAc | BE (3EFE EGBd | cAAG Acec | BABc dcBd |
(3cdc Ac (3cdc Ac | B2 GB EBGB | ABce fefa |1 ecc=c ^cdcB :|
3
X: 3
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB|AF~F2 A2ce|fece fgaf|ec~c2 ac~c2|ec~c2 ~B3c|
AFEF A2ce|fece fgaf|ec~c2 acec|~B3c A2:|
ed|ceAe ceAc|BE~E2 BcdB|cA~A2 cAec|BE~E2 BcdB|
Ac~c2 cedc|B2BA BdcB|ABce faaf|ec~c2 d2||
4
X: 4
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB | AFEF ABce | fece fgaf | ec~c2 fcec | ~B2Bc (3dcB cB |
AF~F2 ABce | fece fgaf | ec~c2 fcec | ~B2Bc A2 :|
ed | ceAe ceAc | BE~E2 GBEB | ceAe ceAe | (3fga gb afed |
cA~A2 cAec | BE~E2 GBEB | A2ce a2af | ec~c2 d2cB ||
5
X: 5
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB|:AFEF A2 ce|{/g}fece fgaf|ec (3.c.c.c fcec|dBcA BF (3.F.F.F |
AFEF A2 ce|{/g}fece fgaf|ec (3.c.c.c ac (3.c.c.c|1BABc A2 cB:|2BABc A2 ed||
|((3cdc) Ad ceAc|BEGB EBGB|((3dcB) AG Acec|B^dfa gbe=d |
((3cdc) Ad ceAc|((3BcB) GB EBGB|ABce {/g}feaf|ecdB A2 cB|]
6
X: 6
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AFEF A3 e | fece faaf | ec (3 ccc acec | fcec BABc |
AFEF A3 e | fece faaf | ec (3 ccc acec |1 BAGB A2 cB :|2 BAGB A2 ed||
ceAe ceAe | BE (3EEE BcdB | cA (3AAA cdec | BE (3EEE BcdB |
AccB cedc | ABBA BcdB |ABce faaf | ec (3ccc d2 cB ||
7
X: 7
T: Laington's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AFEF A3 e | fece faaf | ec (3 ccc acec | fcec BABc |
AFEF A3 e | fece faaf | ec (3 ccc acec |1 BAGB A2 cB :|2 BAGB A2 ed||
ceAe ceAe | BE (3EEE BcdB | cA (3AAA cdec | BE (3EEE BcdB |
AccB cedc | ABBA BcdB |ABce faaf | ec (3ccc d2 cB ||

Ten comments

This is Kevin Burke’s version from If the Cap Fits.

Posted by .

If I remember rightly, Kevin Burke does not repeat the 2nd part - it’s an AAB tune (see also discussion on 3-part single reels).

Under Dillon Brown entry in Fiddler’s companion it is listed as an AABB reel:
"DILLON BROWN’S FANCY [2] (Diolún de Brún). AKA - "Dillon Brown." AKA and see "Laington’s Reel," "Langton’s Favorite." Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard. AABB.""

"Dillon Brown’s Fancy" ~ back from the future

Submitted on July 3rd 2006 by olguin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5928

T: Dillon Brown’s Fancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel (double = 32 bars as shown below)
K: A Major
cB |
AFEF A3 e | fece fgaf | e2 ce afec | BAFA BdcB |
AFEF A2 ce | fece fgaf | (3efe ce afec | BdcB A2 |
AFEF A3 e | fecf fgaf | ec=c^c afec | afec BdcB |
AFEF A=c^ce | fece faaf | (3efe ce afec | BcdB A2 ||
|: ed |
ceAe ceAc | BE (3EFE EGBd | cAAG Acec | BABc dcBd |
(3cdc Ac (3cdc Ac | B2 GB EBGB | ABce fefa |1 ecc=c ^cdcB :|
2 AFEF A2 ||

Dillon Brown’s Fancy, aka Laington’s Reel [2]
This version was Transcribed by Paul de Grae. I first heard this tune on the cd entitled High Clouds, featuring the Greenfield Dance Band. This tune was part of a set on track 2 as follows: The Silver Spire, The Ships are a Sailing, Dillon Brown’s Fancy.

# Posted on July 3rd 2006 by olguin

It seems that Cape Breton fiddlers normally call this reel "Dillon Brown’s" or "Dillon Brown’s Fancy." Another tune with the same title in G was recetly posted: https://thesession.org/tunes/6863

X: 3 is Paddy Killoran’s 1939 cylinder recording under the title "Langton’s Favourite".

Laington’s, X:5

This setting comes from Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, by Perron-Miller, where it appears as "Dillon Brown’s Fancy". A delightful part B in particular. I omitted the repeat of part B which appears in the publication as I have only ever heard this tune played AAB. A variation for bars 5/6 of part B is given as |ceAe ceAc|B2 GB EBGB|.