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JOSEPHINE KEEGAN'S. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was recorded by the all-woman Irish group Macalla as "Connie Connell's/Connie O'Connell's" and by Kevin Griffin (on the Ossian compilation "Farewell to Lissycasey") as "Josephine Keegan's." O'Connell thought his version may have come from the playing of fiddler Lad O'Beirne. The tune appears to be a reel version of melodic material that appears in several South-West Donegal highlands, some of which are quite similar, says Mick Brown, in both the keys of G and A. "It seems to be a version of the old Scottish tune known in Ireland as "Moneymusk" (best known in A)", states Brown, "An elaborate version was played in Teelin (in G), where it was particularly associated with Jimmy Lyons."

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Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 3085, Four Men and a Dog - "Barking Mad."




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