Mulvihill's Reel (2)

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MULVIHILL'S REEL [2]. AKA and see "Derry Craig Wood." Irish, Reel. G Major (fiddle). Standard tuning. AABBCC (Black, Taylor): AA'BB'CC (Alewine). The reel does not appear to be related to "Mulvihill's Reel (1)." Galway cleric Father P.J. Kelly composed the tune around 1960 as "Derry Craig Wood," but was given the nomen "Mulvihill's" due to its having been played at the late accordion player Charlie Mulvihill's house in the Bronx, with no one remembering the original title. The parts are in different order in the "Mulvihill's" version, and the last strain is shared with "Father Kelly's Reel (1)," itself originally entitled "Rossmore Jetty (The)" by the cleric.

Source for notated version: set dance music recorded live at Na Píobairí Uilleann, mid-1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources: Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips), 1987; p. 26. Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 188, p. 99. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 21.

Recorded sources: Gift 10007, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey - "Lead the Knave." Shanachie 79005, De Danann - "Mist Covered Mountain" (appears as "Mulvihill's). Con Curtin & Edmond Murphy - "Paddy in the Smoke."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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