Kennaw's Reel (2)

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X:1 T:Kennaw's Reel S:The Rice-Walsh manuscript (Kerry) M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922) K:Emin (3B/c/d/|eBBA G2 GA|B2 Ac BE (3EDE|G2 GE DEGA|BAdB A2 (3ABd| eBBA G2 GA|(3Bcd Ac BE (3EDE|GAGE DEGB|dBAc BG G|| d|e2 ef edBd|g2 gf edBc|d2 df edef|gfaf g2 fg| edef edBd|gfgf edBc|dcdf edef|gfaf g3||



KENNAW'S REEL [2]. Irish, Reel. E Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Deloughery). According to Abeyta et al [1] "Gna" Mac Cionaith--McKenna--was a respected school teacher at Costelloe's Farm in Ballyhorgan, Kerry, and a skilled fiddler. He had a physical handicap, record the authors, but was able to get around on a donkey, "like other fiddle masters, namely Tom Billy Murphy." He is thought to have died in the early 20th century.

See also "My Love and I in the Garden" in Frank Roche's collection, cognate in the first strain, less similar in the second.


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Printed sources : - Abeyta, MacUileagóid, Guerin, de Grae, Dalton (Drawing from the Well: A Selection of Music from the North Kerry Tradition), 2010; p. 21. Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1988; No. 170. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 326.






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  1. Abeyta, MacUileagóid, Guerin, de Grae, Dalton, Drawing from the Well: A Selection of Music from the North Kerry Tradition, 2010;, p. 21.