The Repeal Of The Union reel

Also known as Aisġair An Aontas, Aisghairm An Aontachta, The Hen And Her Brood, Millstone, The Millstone, Peel Of The Onion, Repeal The Union.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Duke Of Leinster (a few times) and Toss The Feathers (a few times).

The Repeal Of The Union has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Repeal Of The Union has been added to 180 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Repeal Of The Union
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: ADED ~A2AG | E2cE dEcB | ADED ~A2AG | E2cE EDD2 :|
|: Adde fdec | ABcA dBcB | Adde fdcA | GEcE EDD2 |
Adde fdec | ABcd eg~g2 | afge fdcA | GEcE EDD2 ||
X: 2
T: The Repeal Of The Union
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AD (3DDD AD (3FED | GEcE dEcE | AD (3FED ADFD | GEcE EDD :|
Ad-de fdec | A2 (3cBA dBcB | Adde (3fed ed | GEcE DcBc |
Ad (3ddd fd e2 | A>BcA dB (3cBA | a2 (3gfe fdec | GEcE D3 ||
X: 3
T: The Repeal Of The Union
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AD D2 A3G | E2cE dEcB | AD D2 A3G | E2cE ED D2 |
ADED A3G | E2cE dEcB | AD D2 A3G | E2cE ED D2 ||
Adde fdec | ABcA dBcB | Adde fdcA | GEcE EDD2 |
Adde fdec | ABcd eg g2 | afge fdcA | GEcE EDD2 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

The Hen and Her Brood?

The Repeal of the Union appears on The Best of the Chieftains - I don’t know which album it originally came from. It’s a real piping tune. Those D-E-D groups in bars 1 and 4 of the first part can be played as D-crans, or the E-D can be made into an F#-E-D triplet.

I’ve never come across it under any other name before. There is quite a different tune called The Hen and Her Brood, which I posted in The Session a few months ago.

Repeal of the union

In O`

F’s

This is also sometimes played with F naturals.

The Chieftains played The Repeal of the Union as the second tune of track 6 (No. 6 The Coombe) on The Chieftains 7.

“The Repeal of the Union” / “The Emyvale Reel” ~ in A Mixolydian

Submitted on June 26th 2006 by Maryland-Highlander.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5902

Altan’s version…

“The Repeal of the Union”

K: D Mixolydian
|: c |
AD (3DDD AD (3FED | GEcE dEcE | AD (3FED ADFD | GEcE EDD :|
B |
Ad-de fdec | A2 (3cBA dBcB | Adde (3fed ed | GEcE DcBc |
Ad (3ddd fd e2 | A>BcA dB (3cBA | a2 (3gfe fdec | GEcE D3 ||