Rodney Miller’s reel

Also known as The Border Collie.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Rodney Miller's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
BF F2 BF dF |BF F2 Bd cA |BF F2 B3 c |df bf af ec |
BF F2 BF dF |BF F2 Bd cA |B3 c df bf |af ec BE F^G ||
A3 f ec BA |EF Ac dE F^G |A2 fA ec Ac |dc db af ec |
A3 f ec BA |EF Ac B3 c |d3 e fa ^gb |af ec B2 cA |]

Four comments

This is a belter of a tune courtesy of James Kelly and Paddy O’Brien.
It starts of in A mixolydian and then wanders to A maj for the second part. They (and susequently I and my friends) play it last in a set with Jim Colemans and Patsy Touheys.

Barney, is this a single reel, or a double one?


Hi Zina. Yep this is a single reel.

Nice tune. The first part is best viewed as B dorian, which has 3# like A major, so there is no actual key change and you can stick the G# in the key signature the whole way thru’.