Colonel Rodney’s reel

Also known as An Ardtaoiseac Rodnaig, Brandling’s, Brandlings, Col. Rodney’s, Col. Rodney’s Glory, Col. Rodneys, Colonel Rodney, Colonel Rodney’s Glory, Miss Brandling Of Gosforth’s.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Sligo Maid (a few times) and Johnny’s Wedding (a few times).

Colonel Rodney’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Colonel Rodney's has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Colonel Rodney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c>A (3(AAA) (eA)ce|eaga fedc|d>B (3(BBB) (fB)de|fefg afed|
c>A (3(AAA) (eA)ce|eaga fedc|defg abaf|(3(efg) (ae) cAA z|
e2(ce) Aece|aAgA fAeg|f2(df) Bfdf|bBaB gBfB|
(3(efe) (ce) aece|eaga fedc|defg abaf|(3(efg) (ae) eAA z |
X: 2
T: Colonel Rodney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e|cA A/A/A eAcA|eagf fedc|dB B/B/B fBdB|fefg bagf|
eA A/A/A aAcA|efga fedc|defg abaf|ecaf e2A||
f|eAcA cecA|aAgA fAeA|fBdB dfdB|bBaB gBfB|
eAcA aAcA|efga fedc|defg abaf|ecaf e2A||
X: 3
T: Colonel Rodney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: cA (3AAA eAcd | eaga fedc | dB (3BBB fBde | fBba gafd |
cA (3AAA eAcd | eaga fedc | defa agaf | eafd cA A2 :|
|: (3efe ce Aece | aAgA fAea | f2df Bfdf | bBaB gBfB |
(3efe ce aecd | eaga fedc | defa agaf | eafd cA A2 :|
X: 4
T: Colonel Rodney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c>A (3AAA eAce | eaga fedc | d>B (3BBB fBde | fefg afed |
c>A (3AAA eAce | eaga fedc | defg abaf | (3efg ae cAAz ||
e2 ce Aece | aAgA fAeg | f2 df Bfdf | bBaB gBfB |
(3efe ce aece | eaga fedc | defg abaf | (3efg ae eAA z |]

Five comments

Colonel Rodney’s Reel

Apparently this is a composition of Abraham Mackintosh (b. 1769), a Scottish-born fiddler who went to live in Tyneside. He claims authorship to this tune in one of his tunebooks published in Tyneside in the early 19th century. The abc for that setting is quite close to what has been submitted here, only the submitted version has had the edges smoothed out a bit. Below is the A.M. setting:

e|cA A/A/A eAcA|eagf fedc|dB B/B/B fBdB|fefg bagf|
eA A/A/A aAcA|efga fedc|defg abaf|ecaf e2A||
f|eAcA cecA|aAgA fAeA|fBdB dfdB|bBaB gBfB|
eAcA aAcA|efga fedc|defg abaf|ecaf e2A||

Miss Brandling Of Gosforth’s Reel

I should have said that that is the title it appeared under in the book.

Play it with Mason’s Apron

Colonel Rodney’s is very like the Mason’s Apron, but different enough to make a good harmony - ie play it at the same time as the Mason’s (course this needs at least two of you - but hey, what’s wrong with being sociable once in a while?)

“Colonel Rodney’s Glory” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: A Major
Submitted on June 1st 2007 by m_gavin.
~ /tunes/7293

X: 1
T: Col. Rodney’s Glory
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
|: cA (3AAA eAcd | eaga fedc | dB (3BBB fBde | fBba gafd |
cA (3AAA eAcd | eaga fedc | defa agaf | eafd cA A2 :|
|: (3efe ce Aece | aAgA fAea | f2df Bfdf | bBaB gBfB |
(3efe ce aecd | eaga fedc | defa agaf | eafd cA A2 :|

"Here’s one I don’t hear too often. This is really fun to play on the fiddle, and not so fun on the banjo, because of the pain in your left hand if you attempt to play the low notes on the b-part. From the McGann/Reynolds album. I would presume it’s of Scottish origin."

# Posted on June 1st 2007 by m_gavin

“Colonel Rodney” ~ James Francis O’Neill’s collections

X: 1134
T: Colonel Rodney
B: “O’Neill’s The Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, #531
B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, #1263
R: Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: A Major
c>A (3AAA eAce | eaga fedc | d>B (3BBB fBde | fefg afed |
c>A (3AAA eAce | eaga fedc | defg abaf | (3efg ae cAAz ||
e2 ce Aece | aAgA fAeg | f2 df Bfdf | bBaB gBfB |
(3efe ce aece | eaga fedc | defg abaf | (3efg ae eAA z |]

The Irish name for the Scottish tune “Brandlings,” composed by Abraham Mackintosh but appearing in John Watlen’s 1798 2nd collection. Source for notated version: Chicago fiddler James Kennedy who had the tune from his father, a celebrated local fiddler from Ballinamore, County Leitrim. (O’Neill)