Pibroch O’Donal Dhu reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Pibroch O'Donal Dhu has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Pibroch O'Donal Dhu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ec~c2 fgaf|ec~c2 cBAc|ec~c2 fgaf|ecAc B2 A2|
ec~c2 fgaf|ec~c2 cBAc|B3 c d3 f|ecAc B2 A2||
ec~c2 fd~d2|ec~c2 cBAc|ec~c2 fd~d2|ecac B2 A2|
ec~c2 fd~d2|ec~c2 cBAc|~B3 c ~d3 f|ecac B2 A2||

Four comments

I learned this one from Natalie MM. I think the original key is A, although she recorded it in B-flat, with the highland pipes. I think G is most suitable for wind instruments.


I’ve often heard this tune with triplets instead of turns (trills, whatever they are called). Gives it a nice effect.

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