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KILLAGHBEG HOUSE. AKA and see "Ah Surely (1)," "Bearna na Gaoithe," "Bonfire (2) (The)," "Boys of the Twenty-Five (2)," "Windy Gap (1) (The)," "Killabegs House," "Killybegs Reel," "Rose in the Garden (3)," "Up Cloontia." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title, correctly spelled "Killaghbeg House," was the family dwelling of Jack Fahy and his son Paddy Fahy in east Galway, famous for its music sessions, and one of the practice locations for the Ballinakill Ceili Band. Not to be confused with the fishing port of Killybegs in Donegal. David Taylor (1992) believes the original title of the tune is "The Bonfire," and states there is evidence that the tune pre-dates the "golden era" of Irish music from 1920 - 1940, when many popular Irish tunes were composed. Breathnach prints the tune in Irish Folk Dance Music (185) as "Killabeg's House," from the playing of accordionist Sonny Brogan.