Opera Reel - D MajorReel

Author: Traditional
Origin: Ireland

This 4-part reel was first published in Dublin in 1795 in a gentleman's literary journal called Walker's Hibernian, and around the same time by Dublin publisher T. Cooke in Tracy’s Selection of the Present Favorite Country Dances. However, it may predate these sources. In rural New York state, Opera Reel remained a favorite tune and dance into the 20th century. It was still performed at house dances in the central part of the state in the 1930's.

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