Father Kelly's Reel (1)
X:499 T:Father Kelly's T:Rossmore Jetty, The R:reel C:Father P.J. Kelly (1925-2006) H:See also #222 Z:id:hn-reel-499 M:C| K:G B2GB AGEG|DGGF G2AB|c2AB cBAG|EAAG FDGA| B2GB AGEG|DGGF GABc|d2Bd gdBd|1 cAFA ~G3A:|2 cAFA GABc|| |:d2Bd gdBd|d2Bd gdBd|e2ce agfe|defg agfe| d2Bd gdBd|d2Bd gdBd|c2Ac BAGB|1 AGFA GABc:|2 AGFA ~G3A||
FATHER KELLY'S (REEL) . AKA and see "Rossmore Jetty (The)," "Speed the Plough (4)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Harker/Rafferty, Mallinson): AABBCC (Flaherty). A composition of County Galway cleric Father Patrick "P.J." Kelly (1925-2006), who was for a time stationed on Fiji, but returned to Ireland. Although popularly called "Father Kelly's Reel," Kelly's name for the tune was "Rossmore Jetty," named for a pier on the River Shannon near his home town of Woodford, County Galway, where launches on the river would stop. Kelly went swimming from the pier as a child. Father Charlie Coen, also a Woodford native, says Kelly named many tunes for Woodford area places—Kelly’s composition “Ben Hill (1)” is named for a feature on the opposite side of Rossmore from the jetty. The second part of the "Father Kelly's Reel (1)/Rossmore Jetty" is similar to the third part of "Mulvihill's Reel (2)," also a Kelly composition from 1960, originally titled "Derry Craig Wood." See also Kelly's "Sliabh Aughty March" for a similar tune.