Captain Kelly's Reel (3)

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X:1 T:Captain Kelly's Reel [3] S:Francis Reynolds' music manuscript collection (c. 1885, No. 15) N:Reynolds was a fiddler from Gaigue, Ballinamuck, County Longford M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Z:Transcribed by Conor Ward K:C c3 e g2 ge|G2 GE G2 GE|c3e g2 ge|egdg ec c2| c3 e g3e|GAGF GAGF|cdef geag|egdg ec c2|| |:cGEG cGEG|cGEG DddB|cGEG cGEG|egdg ec c2:|]



CAPTAIN KELLY'S REEL [3]. AKA and see "New Miss McLeod (The)." Irish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. The reel appears in the c. 1885 music manuscript copybook of fiddler Francis Reynolds of Gaigue, Ballinamuck, County Longford, under the title "Captain Kelly's Reel." Researcher Conor Ward finds the reel also entered into the music copybook of another regional musician, Stephen Grier (County Leitrim), who compiled his manuscript just a few years earlier, around 1883. Grier's name for the tune was "New Miss McLeod (The)," and Grier and Reynolds entered their tunes with the strains reversed from each other, notes Ward.

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