Annotation:Concert Reel (4) (The)

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X: 1 T:Concert Reel [4], The R:reel D:Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn. D:Stockton's Wing. Z:Bars 1 and 5 are sometimes played ~G3A B2GB Z:id:hn-reel-59 Z: M:C| K:G ~G3A B2gB|BAGB AGED|GBAF GA (3B^cd|egfa gedB| ~G3A B2gB|BAGB AGED|GBAF GA (3B^cd|egfa g4:| |:~g3a bgaf|g2ba gfed|~B3A GA (3B^cd|egfa gfed| ~g3a bgaf|g2ba gfed|(3Bcd BA GA (3B^cd|egfa g4:|

CONCERT REEL [4], THE. AKA and see "Callaghan's Reel (2)," "Denis Murphy's Reel (1)," "Doon Reel (4) (The)," "Now She's Purring," "O'Callaghan's Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Philippe Varlet says that Kerry fiddler Denis Murphy recorded it under the title "The Doon" on a 78 RPM recorded in the United States in the 1940's (there are several tunes with that title, however). Later Murphy gave the title for the tune as "Now She's Purring" by which name it appeared in the magazine Treoir in 1975. Martin Mulvihill noted in his collection that Kerry fiddler Padraig O'Keeffe, Murphy's tutor, called the tune "Now She's Purring" (although this may simply have been O'Keeffe's comment of satisfaction when the music "hit the groove.").

The tune is very similar to, and perhaps cognate with, "Reel de Gaspé (2)," in the repertoire of fiddler Andre Alain (1931-2000), of St-Basile-de-Portneuf, Québec.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 53.

Recorded sources : - Stockton's Wing (1st album). Shanachie 34009, "Frankie Gavin with Alex Finn."

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