Appears on Altan’s first self-titled album, between Con Cassidy’s Highland and Neilly O’Boyle’s Reel.
i really like this tune. meant to enter it in with the reel under the recording but i’m lazy. will try and change it now.
Mary Bergin plays this as a reel in G mixo called "A Stór, a Stór, a Ghrá".
Neilly O’Boyle’s Highland
R: highland fling
K: A mixolydian
|: (3Bcd |
e>a (eaag e3 c | d>cB>A B>cd>f | e2 a>g e>^de>f | g>fg>d B>A :|
| A>B |
c>Ac>A d>cd>B | c>Ac>A c>ea>e | c>A (3cBA d>c (3def | e>cA>c (3BcB AB |
c2 c>A d2 d>B | c2 c>A (3cde e>f | g>ba>g e2 z>f | g>fg>d B>A A2 ||
This is a good one for playing octaves with someone:
~ | E>AA>G E3 C | ~
Also, in the key a fifth down, D Mixolydian:
~ | A2 d>c (3ABA A>F | ~
“Neilly O’Boyle’s” ~ duplication
Key signature: A Mixolydian
Submitted on January 23rd 2004 by errik.
~ a duplication in name only…
& another that works also as a Highland Fling…
Neilly O’Boyle’s Highland, X:3
As taught to us last evening by Dáithí Sproule at Center for Irish Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Re: Neilly O’Boyle’s Highland
On the recording I have, Boyle himself actually plays this in G. I think I like it better in G anyhow.