Neilly O’Boyle’s Highland hornpipe

Also known as A Stor, A Stor A Grá, A Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá, Neillidh Boyle’s, Neillidh Boyle’s Highland Fling, Neilly Boyle’s, Neilly Boyle’s Highland Fling, Neilly O’Boyle’s.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Neilly O’Boyle’s Highland has been added to 1 tune set.

Neilly O'Boyle's Highland has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Neilly O'Boyle's Highland
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
eaag e2 ec|dcBc defa|eaag e2 ef|{a}gfge dB A2|
eaag e2 ec|dcBc defa|eaag e2 ef|{a}gfge dBAB|
cAcA dBdB|cAcA ceae|cAcA dBdB|ceae cAAB|
cAcA dBdB|cAcA ceae|cAcA dBdB|ceae cA A2|
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Neilly O'Boyle's Highland
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e>a (eaag e3 c | d>cB>A B>cd>f | e2 a>g e>^de>f | g>fg>d B>A :|
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 ||
X: 3
T: Neilly O'Boyle's Highland
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
eaa^g e2 ec|dcBA Bcdf|eaa^g e2 ef|1gfgd BA A2:|2~gfgd BAAB||
cAcA defd|cAcA ceae|cAcA dcdf|ecAc BAAB|
c2 cA d2 dB|c2 cA ceae|c2 cA dBdf|ecAc BAAc||

Twelve comments

Appears on Altan’s first self-titled album, between Con Cassidy’s Highland and Neilly O’Boyle’s Reel.

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Also, Mair

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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

T:
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
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.

& 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.