Farrell O'Gara's Favorite Reel

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FARRELL O'GARA'S FAVORITE REEL. AKA and see "Last Night in Leadville," "Last Night's Fun (1)," Lasses (The)" (Cape Breton), "Macroom Lasses," "Old Joe Sife's," "Stick it in the Ashes." AKA - "Farrell O'Gara Schottische." Irish, Reel or Schottische. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See also "More Power to Your Elbow" in O'Neill for a version in the key of 'G' major, and Coleman's "Killarney Wonder (1)." This is not the "Farrell O'Gara" reel famously recorded by Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman (1891-1945) in 1927 in New York, but rather the first tune in his "Killarney Wonder" set (recorded 1924), where it is called "Farrell O'Gara Schottische." The melody has currency among Cape Breton fiddles under several titles. It appears in Kerr's Merry Melodies, vol. 2 (c. 1880's), as "Last Night's Fun."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 47. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 150. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 76.

Recorded sources: - Folkways F 8876, Kevin Burke - "Sweeney's Dream" (1977. Appears as part of "Killarney Wonder" set)

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]



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