Seán Parnell’s reel

Also known as Ríl Sheáin Parnell.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Seán Parnell's has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Seán Parnell's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|:dG(3GGG dGBG|G2Bd egfa|gG(3GGG dGBd|1 egdB AABc:|2 egdB A^GAf||
g2dg bgag|fade fgaf|g2dg bgag|egdB A^GAf|
g2dg bgag|fade fgag|bagf gfe^d|efge dfge|

One comment

Seán Parnell’s

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.