Reel O’Whirlie reel

Also known as The Reel O’Whirlie.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Reel O’Whirlie has been added to 1 tune set.

Reel O'Whirlie has been added to 14 tunebooks.

Download ABC

One setting

X: 1
T: Reel O'Whirlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2 GA BGGB|gBBG A2 Ac|B2 BA GBge|dBBA G2 GD|
G2 GA BDGB|dgBG A2 Ac|B2 BA GBge|dBBA (G2G):|
|:d|g2 gd Bded|gBdB A2 Ac|B2 BG Bdef|gagf edef|
g2 gd Bded|gBdB A2 Ac|B2 BG EGce|dBBA (G2G):|
# Added by bobw .

Four comments

Reel o’Whirlie

Lauren MacColl says that she found this little gem in a book of Gideon Stove’s tunes that she brought back after her first visit to Shetland in 2004.

Posted by .

I’ve heard the first few bars played " |:d,| G2 GA BGGB | GBBg, A2 Ac ". I quite like the sound of it with the High G’s though.

I have edited the ABC to bring those High G’s down, which is how Mr. Stove wrote it. Weird, but I had checked the ABC that I first submitted at, and it did not show the high
G’s, so I thought I was ok. Thanks Creathana!

Posted by .

Reel O’Whirlie - ABC gives "d," as D , maybe the ABC converter here doesn’t (it’s a bit non-standard)