X:1 T:Kilbaha T:Cill Beathach M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Breathnach - CRÉ 1 (1963, No. 196) K:D ~B2 AG FD (3DDD|(3FED AD FDFA|~B2 AG FD D2|~E3D EFGA| ~B2 AG FD D2|(3FED AD FDFA|~B2 AG FD D2|EDCD EFGA|| d3f afdf|g2 fg edBA|d3f afdf|(3gag fg e2 eA| defg a3f|(3gag (3fgf edBA|B2 BA Bcde|(3fga ge fdcA||
CILL BEATHACH (Kilbaha). AKA and see "Hank of Cabbage," "Scully Casey's," "Tom Steele (3)," "Tomm Steele," "Laurel Groves (The)." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Breathnach (1963) says there is a 'faulty version' called "Tom Steele" (the name of a colleague of the Irish statesman Daniel O'Connell) that appears in the late 19th century publication Kerr's Violin Instructor and Irish Folk Song Album (83). Researchers Conor Ward and Fr. John Quinn find a cognate version of the reel in the 1883 music manuscript of County Leitrim musician Stephen Grier under the title "Hank of Cabbage." Kilbaha is in County Clare. Fiddler John Kelly was born in the area.