John Dwyer's Reel
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JOHN DWYER'S REEL. AKA - "Dwyer's." AKA and see "Drunken Crow (The)," "Eddie Kelly's Reel (5)," "Martin Connolly's Reel," "Mulkeen's," "Shephards' Bush Reel (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Mulvihill): AA'BB' (Harker/Rafferty). The reel was composed by John Dwyer, west Cork. He comes from a musical family: brothers Finbarr, Micheal and Richie are noted composers. Dwyer was a member of the Shannonside Céilí Band from the late 1950s, and in in the 1970's he performed with the renowned Castle Céilí Band. Accordion player Johnny O'Leary (1923-2004, County Kerry) played the tune as "Martin Connolly's Reel."
Sources for notated versions: Ann Sheehy (Castleisland, County Kerry) [Mulvihill]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].
Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 113, p. 35. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 202, p. 55.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info