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MÁIRE O'KEEFFE. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by luthier, fiddler and composer Otis Tomas (Goose Cove, St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton), in appreciation for the hospitality of fiddler Máire O'Keeffe, who took him and companions Jerry Holland, Paul MacDonald, Tommy Basker and Paul Stewart Cranford, to sessions in Kerry, Clare and Galway during a tour of Ireland and the United Kingdom (Paul Stewart Cranford). O'Keeffe was originally from Tralee, Co. Kerry but now living in Kinvara, Co. Galway. Thomas's reel was popularized by Jerry Holland. See also Paul Stewart Cranford's "Máire's Welcome."

Máire O'Keeffe



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cook (Night in the Kitchen Collection), 1996; p. 16. Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection), 1995; No. 126, p. 36.

Recorded sources: Fiddlesticks cass., Jerry Holland - "A Session with Jerry Holland" (1990). Green Linnet GLCD 1134, Cherish the Ladies - "Out and About." Green Linnet, Cherish the Ladies - "Out and About." Green Linnet GLCD 1187, Cherish the Ladies - "One and All: the Best of Cherish the Ladies" (1998). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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