The Small Hills Of Offaly reel

Also known as The Hills Of Offaly, The Little Hills Of Offaly, The Small Hills Of Ofaly.

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

The Small Hills Of Offaly has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Small Hills Of Offaly has been added to 105 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Small Hills Of Offaly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2Af dBAF|A2EA cege|d2Af dBAF|EFGE BEEE|
d2Af dBAF|A2EA cege|d2Af dBAF|EAGE D2z2:|
|:dcdf a2af|eage cAeA|dcdf a2af|eage fddA|
defg a2af|eage cAGA|((3Bcd) ed cAGE|FAGE D2z2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Small Hills Of Offaly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2 Af dBAF|A2 EA cege|d2Af dBAF|EFGE FD D2|
d2 Af dBAF|A2EA cege|d2 Af dBAF|EAGE FD D2:||
|:dcdf a3f|eage cAeA|dcdf a3f|eage fddA|
defg a3f|eage cAGA|((3Bcd) ed cAGE|FAGE D2z2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

The Little Hills of Offaly

This tune was composed by Paddy O’Brien the button accordeon player from Offaly. It is also known as " The Small Hills of Offaly ". It is recorded on " Is it yourself " by Paddy O’Brien and James Kelly.

This is such a beautiful tune peter. I didnt realise it was a Paddy O’Brien tune - I shouldve guessed he has such great tunes.

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on second thought - is your name even peter? 🙂 oh well nice tune anyways.

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Paddy O’Brien

To avoid any confusion, it was composed by Paddy O’Brien "the younger" - (as Peter says, from Offaly,) - not the late Paddy from Nenagh, which is maybe who bb was thinking about.

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The first part almost sounds like a Creole biguine!

Keep It In D Maj.

I play this tune with the D Maj ending, sounds much better to the ears.

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