Con McGinley’s reel

Also known as The Bluebells Of Bearnas, Miss Crawford, Ríl Bidí ó Bearnas.

Con McGinley's has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Con McGinley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2GA FAEA|/A/A/A/Bc dfec|A2GA FAEc|dBGB ABcB|
A2GA FAEA|/A/A/A/Bc dfed|ceAc dfBa|ga (3bag a2(3efg||
aA /A/A/A/agfe|dcBA GBBg|aA ~A2ceAc|dfec A2fg|
afbf =gfef|=ged=c B=GGB|ceAc dfBa|ga (3bag afec||
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Con McGinley’s #2

Here is the second reel entitled "Con McGinley’s" on Altan’s Horse w/ A Heart. I submitted the first one months ago, and never got around to the second one. Anyway, here it is.

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Con McGinley’s #2

At root this is called "Miss Crawford" (composed by A McAlpine, found in Kerr’s Merry Melodies), and in Donegal is played under the names "Ríl Bidí ó Bearnas" (or "The Bluebells of Bearnas") and "Con McGinley’s Reel", named after the Glencolumbkille fiddler from whom Altan learned it.

Wow, I love tunes like this. I’ll have to listen to Horse with a Heart again and try and pick it up. Thanks to Nigel for the info.

It’s got a sort of Scott Skinner-y feel about it.