The Dublin reel

Also known as My Heart Is In Dublin.

There are 99 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Silver Spear (lots of times), The Steampacket (lots of times) and Jackson’s (a few times).

The Dublin has been added to 10 tune sets.

The Dublin has been added to 491 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dFFF dFeF | dFFF AFEF | d2dc dfed | cABG A2Bc :|
|: eAAA eAfA | eAAA BAFA | e2ed egfe | d2dA BAFA :|
|: d3c dAFA | dcdA FDFA | d2dc dfed | cABc d3d :|
X: 2
T: The Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dF~F2 dfec|dF~F2 AFEF|dF~F2 dfed|c/B/A BF AFEF|
dF~F2 dfec|dF~F2 AFEF|Addc dfed|c/B/A BF ABdf||
eA~A2 eAfA|eA~A2 BAFA|eA~A2 egfe|dBcA BAFA|
eA~A2 eAfA|eA~A2 BAFA|(3efe df egfe|dBcA BAFA||
d3c dAFA|dcdA AFEF|d2dc dfed|cABF AFEF|
d3c dAFA|dcdA AFEF|d3f ~e3g|fdBc dfec||
X: 3
T: The Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB (3BBB G2 DE|GB (3BBB dBAB|GB (3BBB G2 ag|fgef dcBA|
GB (3BBB G2 DE|GB (3BBB dBAB|GB (3BBB G2 ag|fgef defg||
ad (3ddd adfd|ad (3ddd edBd|ad (3ddd abag|fgef defg|
ad (3ddd adfd|ad (3ddd edBd|g2 gf gbag|fgef d2 ef|
g2 gf gdBd|gagd BGBd|g2 gf gbag|fgef d2 ef|
g2 gf gdBd|gagd BGBd|g2 gfgbag|fgef dcBA|
X: 4
T: The Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3gfe|dF F2 dfec|dF F2 AFEF|dF F2 dfed|cABG AFEF|
dF F2 d2 (3gfe|dF F2 AFEF|dF F2 dfed|cABG A3f||
|:eA A2 eAfA|eA A2 BAFA|eA A2 e2 (3gfe|dBcA BAFA|
eA A2 eAfA|eA A2 BAFA|(3efe df ef (3gfe|dBcA BAFA||
|:d3c dF F2|dedB AFEF|d2dc dfed|cABG AFEF|
d3c dF F2|dedB AFEF|dcdf eaag|fdBc d2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dF~F2 dFeF | dF~F2 AFEF | d2dc dfed |[1 c2Bc A ABc :|[2 cdBc ABcd||
eA~A2 eAfA | eA~A2 BAFA | eA~A2 egfe |dB (3cBA BAFA|
eA~A2 eAfA | eA~A2 BAFA | ~e2ed egfe |dB (3cBA BAFA||
~d2dc dAFA | dedB AGFA | ~d2dc dfed |cdBc A ABc |
d2dc dAFA | dcdB AGFA | ~d2 df ~e2 eg |fdBc defe|]

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Dublin Reel

Nice and energetic (man, I just don’t know what to write about these tunes!).

If you link here from the Ireland’s Harvest Recording

Beware …

"The Dublin" on this CD is not the tune here, which is the Dublin Reel. Instead it’s The Dublin Hornpipe.

But learn the Dublin Reel anyway. It’s a superb tune!

The Dublin Reel

T:Dublin Reel, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Ronan Browne & Peter O’Loughlin_"The South West Wind"
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:G
dF~F2 dfec|dF~F2 AFEF|dF~F2 dfed|c/B/A BF AFEF|
dF~F2 dfec|dF~F2 AFEF|Addc dfed|c/B/A BF ABdf||
eA~A2 eAfA|eA~A2 BAFA|eA~A2 egfe|dBcA BAFA|
eA~A2 eAfA|eA~A2 BAFA|(3efe df egfe|dBcA BAFA||
d3c dAFA|dcdA AFEF|d2dc dfed|cABF AFEF|
d3c dAFA|dcdA AFEF|d3f ~e3g|fdBc dfec||

The Dubin Reel

Attributed to Walter Jackson, this tune appears as Jackson’s on Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington’s new recording. Not sure if it’s true.

Dublin Reel!

Sorry for my mistyping again.

Here it is again, as played on the Le Cheila LP, in the key of Gmaj:

X: 1
T: Le Cheile
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GB (3BBB G2 DE|GB (3BBB dBAB|GB (3BBB G2 ag|fgef dcBA|
GB (3BBB G2 DE|GB (3BBB dBAB|GB (3BBB G2 ag|fgef defg||
ad (3ddd adfd|ad (3ddd edBd|ad (3ddd abag|fgef defg|
ad (3ddd adfd|ad (3ddd edBd|g2 gf gbag|fgef d2 ef|
g2 gf gdBd|gagd BGBd|g2 gf gbag|fgef d2 ef|
g2 gf gdBd|gagd BGBd|g2 gfgbag|fgef dcBA|

The version we play of Jim McCormick’s has 5 parts. I’ll try and put up the abc here later on.

Willie Clancy Version

X:1
T:Dublin Reel, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Dmaj
|:(3gfe|dF F2 dfec|dF F2 AFEF|dF F2 dfed|cABG AFEF|
dF F2 d2 (3gfe|dF F2 AFEF|dF F2 dfed|cABG A3f||
|:eA A2 eAfA|eA A2 BAFA|eA A2 e2 (3gfe|dBcA BAFA|
eA A2 eAfA|eA A2 BAFA|(3efe df ef (3gfe|dBcA BAFA||
|:d3c dF F2|dedB AFEF|d2dc dfed|cABG AFEF|
d3c dF F2|dedB AFEF|dcdf eaag|fdBc d2||

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Dublin reel

i play this reel as a four part with the 1st, 2nd, and 4th being in the key of "G" and the 3rd being in "D". the second part is pretty much the 1st part in a lower octave with a few slight differences

Some confusion…. different settings and keys

This is one of the classic piping tunes. The 3-part version that Liam O’Flynn plays in the key of D, on Cold Blow and the Rainy Night, is the most common version and is played this way in our sessions in Co Clare. It is probably the most widely accepted "correct" version. The official posted version on thesession.org misses the nuances of different endings in the three parts and so is best ignored. gian marcos abc version, posted above, is much more accurate, as is the one posted by JACKB. If you play from ABCs then either is fine as is. Otherwise take it to the tune transcriber part of this site (http://www.concertin…es_convert.html) and remember to put in the "X:1" before you ask the transcription to be accomplished. There are some slight differences between these versions and the way Liam O plays the tune but they’re not worth worrying about.
There is a version in the key of G that is played by The Kilfenora Ceili Band as the first track on their classic album, Irish Traditional Fiddle Music (sometimes labeled Jigs and Reels). The medley of these three tunes — Connemara Stockings, Dublin Reel, Tear the Calico — is as famous as any medley ever played by Michael Coleman - or by anybody, for that matter. The G version of the Dublin Reel isn’t commonly played outside of this medley. At least not in my experience.

Key in ABC from gian marco?

Shouldn’t this be in D, with "K:D" in the ABC?

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What tunes are in the “Dublin Reels” set on Riverdance & Lord of the Dance CD?

Does anybody know what tunes are in the "Dublin Reels" set played by Na Connerys on the Riverdance & Lord of the Dance CD??? I believe there are four tunes and this tune (The Dublin Reel) one is the last tune. If any one knows what the first 3 tunes are, please let me know! :-) Thanks a bunch!!!

Yep!!! :-) Thanks a bunch Weejie! :-)

The Dublin, X:5

Close to Josh Kane’s first setting, but with 2nd endings added and a couple of notes changed here and there.