The Dancers Delight reel

Also known as The Dancer’s Delight, Taitneamh An Rinceoir.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Dancers Delight has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Dancers Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:ADDC A,2 AA |AcBG cGBG|ADDD EDEG|ABcA BGGB|
ADDC A,2 AA |AcBG cGBG| ADDD EDEG| ABcA G4:|
K:D
|:Addd AGFG |Adde fded| Addd AGFG |AB=cA BGGG|
Addd AGFG |Addc defg| a2 ge dfed| cAAA GBAG:|
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 2
T: The Dancers Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e>A (3AAA (eA)ce|eaec BABc|e>A (3AAA (eA)ce|1 faec BAFE:|2 faec B2A2 ||
Aceg a2 (ag)|faec BAFE|Aceg a2 (ae)|gbeg afec|
Aceg a2 (ae)|faec BAFE|Aceg a2 (ge)|fefg agaf||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 3
T: The Dancers Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:dG G2 dGBd|dgdB AGAB|dG G2 dGBd|egdB AGED|
dG G2 dGBd|dgdB AGAB|dG G2 dGBd|egdB A2G2 ||
|:GBdf g3d|egdB AGED|GBdf g3d|egdf gedB|
GBdf g3d|egdB AGED|GBdf g2 fd|edef g3e||
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

The Dancers Delight

This version is very close to the one played by Frankie Gavin, Aidan Coffey and Arty McGlynn on their CD "Irlande" (Track 2, 1st reel).
Great reel.

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The Dancers Delight, X:2

Here is the version published by O’Neill in Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 106, no. 580 as The Dancer’s Delight.

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The Dancers Delight, X:3

My take on this tune.

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