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DERRY CRAIG WOOD. AKA and see "Father Grady's Trip to Brocagh," "Mulvihill's Reel (2)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A three-part reel composed around 1960 by the late Galway cleric and accordion/piano player Father Patrick "P.J." Kelly. The third part is similar to Kelly's "Rossmore Jetty"/"Father Kelly's (Reel) [1]." Accordion player Charlie Mulvhill's name became attached to the tune (which is sometimes miss-attributed to him) and, because of several recordings identifying the tune with him, an alternate title often is "Mulvihill's" "Charlie Mulvihill's." The title "Father Grady's Trip to Brocagh" has also been given to the tune, with composition credited to Charlie Mulvhill, although that title appears to be (perhaps) a mistaken borrowing of whistle player Josie McDermott's reel "Father Grady's Visit to Bockagh."

Source for notated version: banjo player Tommy Finn (Marlow, Ballymote, Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1994; p. 48.

Recorded sources: Gift 10007, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey - "Lead the Knave." Shanachie 79005, De Danann - "Mist Covered Mountain" (appears as "Mulvihill's).




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