Donnelly’s reel

Also known as Callan Lasses, The Callan Lasses, The Fintona.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Donnelly’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Donnelly's has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Donnelly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:E|F2FE FGAB|Ad~d2 Adfd|e3f fedB|BAdf fedB|
BAFE F3B|BAdc defg|afge (3fga ed|cAGE EDD:|
|:c|defd BcdB|cBAc BFFA|dF~F2 cFBF|AFED EFGA|
EF~F2 FGAB|BAdc defg|afge (3fga ed|cAGE EDD:|
X: 2
T: Donnelly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
defd BcdA|BAFB ADFA|dF~F2 cFBF|AFEF D3E|
FADE FGAB|Addc defg|afef dB~B2|ABGE ED~D2:|
|:F3E FGAB|Addc defd|(3efe df edcB|Adfd efdB|
AFFE FGAB|Addc defg|afef dB~B2|ABGE ED~D2:|

Seven comments

Isn’t il lovely?

Source: Doherty, Liz - last orders
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Whoops, my mistake!

the correct first measure of the B part is
|defd BcdB|

It’s a pity we are not allowed to change the sheetmusic.

I’ve heard this tune played at our session a few times and always wondered what it was.

Recorded as the ‘Callan Lasses’ on Peg McGrath etc Cherish the Ladies. Not though the same tune that’s in O’Neill’s under that name.

Maire O’Keeffe

Maire O’Keeffe recorded this on her Gael LInn CD "An Coisir." She sourced it to the late Dessie Donnelly of Fintona, Co. Tyrone (uncle of Dezi Donnelly of Manchester) and so called it the Fintona Reel. Definitely a northern tune.

Donnelly’s/Callan Lasses

I transcribed the version played at our session. It’s a lot different to Liz Doherty’s version given here, and I think it hangs together better. The parts are the other way round and its phrases are much more standard and straightforward sounding, e.g. |Addc defg| instead of |BAdc defg|. My session pals say they think they probably got it from the Cherish The Ladies recording, so 1st track, "Callan Lasses".

X: 1
T: Donnelly’s
T: The Callan Lasses
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
defd BcdA|BAFB ADFA|dF~F2 cFBF|AFEF D3E|
FADE FGAB|Addc defg|afef dB~B2|ABGE ED~D2:|
|:F3E FGAB|Addc defd|(3efe df edcB|Adfd efdB|
AFFE FGAB|Addc defg|afef dB~B2|ABGE ED~D2:|