T: Seán Parnell's
Bc||:dG(3GGG dGBG|G2Bd egfa|gG(3GGG dGBd|[1egdB AABc:|[2egdB A^GAf||
g2dg bgag|fade fgaf|g2dg bgag|egdB A^GAf|
g2dg bgag|fade fgag|bagf gfe^d|efge dfge|
Also known as Ríl Sheáin Parnell.
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
Seán Parnell's has been added to 2 tunebooks.
I transcribed this reel from the playing of the late Donegal fiddler James Byrne on "The Road to Glenlough". It was also played by brothers Franceie and Mickey Byrne. I have no idea whence it comes otherwise. It’s a nice little reel, though, and well-suited for fiddling in octaves. Some such tunes, particularly those in G, are more commonly played in D by solo fiddlers; I have not heard such a version of this tune.