Michael Carney's Reel
Back to Michael Carney's Reel
MICHAEL CARNEY'S REEL (Ril Mhichil Ui Cheithearnaigh). AKA and see "Peeler's Jacket (5)." Irish, Reel. Carney was an uilleann piper who recorded the tune (as "The Peeler's Jacket") in duet with famed Sligo fiddler James Morrison (paired with "Duke of Leinster (The)"). Carney gave Morrison lodging when the fiddler arrived in New York, an émigré from Ireland. When Clare piper Willie Clancy recorded the reel on 78 RPM in the 1950's he called it "Michael Carney's Reel," although later he began calling it "Ravelled Hank of Yarn (1) (The)."
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Columbia 33350-F (78 RPM), Morrison & Carney (1929). Gael-Linn CE 14 (78 RPM), Liam (Willie) Clancy. Gael-Linn CEFCD 184, Willy Clancy - "Seoltaí Séidte/Setting Sail" (2004. Various artists.)