Galway Reel (2) (The)
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GALWAY REEL , THE. AKA and see "Fahy's Reel (3)," "Larry Redican's Reel," "Johnny McGreavy's Favorite," "McGlinchy's (1)," "Reavy's," "Redican's Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune has been attributed to many players, but is not a composition of Paddy Fahey (to whom it was credited by Liz Carroll on her album "Kiss Me Kate"), Brendan McGlinchy, or Ed Reavy. It was in fact composed by Long Island, N.Y., fiddler Larry Redican (1908-1975, born in Dublin), about 1960. It has assumed the titles of various famous musicians who played the tune. Redican's original setting, preserved in a manuscript donated by his grandson to the Irish Traditional Music Archive, is in the key of A major.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), vol. 4; No. 30 (appears as untitled reel).
Recorded sources: Bellbridge Records, Bobby Casey - "Casey in the Cowhouse" (1992. Originally recorded 1959). CBS 36401, Chieftains - "Boil the Breakfast Early" (appears as "Larry Redican's"). Liz Carroll - "Kiss Me Kate" (appears as "Fahey's Reel"). John Nolan - "A Rake of Reels" (appears as "Larry Redican's"). Kevin & Seamus Glackin - "Northern Lights" (appears as "Reavy's"). Gael-Linn Records, "PJ Hernon" (appears as "McGlinchy's"). Silver Hill PSH 100, Brendan McGlinchy - "Music of a Champion" (1974). Topic 12TS373, John Rea - "Traditional Music on the Hammered Dulcimer" (1979).
See also listings at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info