Brefni O’Reilly reel

By Ed Reavy

Also known as Breffni O’Reilly’s, Brefni O’Reilly’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Brefni O’Reilly appears in 1 other tune collection.

Brefni O’Reilly has been added to 10 tune sets.

Brefni O'Reilly has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Brefni O'Reilly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 dG =FDCD|GAcd fgaf|gd (3dcd cAGA|d2AG =FDCD|
G2 dG =FDCD|GAcd fgaf|gbag fage|1 dcAF DGGD:|2 dcAF DGGA||
|:B2 ga fagf|dcBc A=F (3FEF|GABc defg|agfa gfga|
~bggf gfdc|BG (3GFG A=F (3FEF|GABc dgbg|1 fdcA BGGA:|2 fdcA BGG2||

Three comments

An Ed Reavy composition. I transcribed this based on the setting by Johnny B. Connolly on his Bridgetown CD. He plays the tune with Kevin Burke and Ged Foley, and sandwiches it between two other great "modern reels": Brendan McGlinchey’s Splendid Isolation and Paddy O’Brien’s Ormond Sound. For the "original" Reavy setting as transcribed by his son Joe, see The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy tunebook. The O’Reilly’s were apparently early lords of East Brefni, an area now centered in present-day Co Cavan, Reavy’s birthplace.