Domhnall Mac ‘ic Lain reel

Domhnall Mac 'ic Lain has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Domhnall Mac 'ic Lain
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F|A2 AEFD DB| ABAF (3GFE EF| A2 AEFD DB| ABAF E2 EF|
A2 AEFD DB| ABAF (3GFE EF| A2 AEFD DB| ABdB A2 AG|
FGFE F2 Fd|cdBc ABFE|FGFE F2 Fd| (3cdc Bc A2 FE|
FGFE F2 Fd| cdBc Aced | FBAE F2 Fd| cdBc A4|

Four comments

A reel to a song

This reel is based on a song called "Domhnall mac ‘ic lain". It’s a ‘puirt-a-beul’, or mouth music-song, which means that it is written with nonsense words. These words are cleverly chosen to represent the stressed beat and resonance of a tune as played instrumentally. I rewrote this song into a tune for my band, but I think te reel is nice enough to play it in combination with others.

kind of like lilting?

I guess it’s a bit like lilting, except for the fact that you’re singing words. 😉