Paddy Kelly's Reel (5)

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PADDY KELLY’S REEL [5]. Irish, Reel. G Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The composition is usually credited to Ballinue, Aughrim, East Galway fiddler Paddy Kelly (b. 1906), one of the most widely played reels bearing his name. Kelly was a founding member of the famed Aughrim Slopes Céilí Band, formed in 1932 in Killaghbeg House, along with Jack Mulcare and Joe Mills.

Aughrim Slopes Céilí Band. Kelly is the fiddler standing to the right.

New York musician and researcher Don Meade notes that the late Galway-born flute player Mike Rafferty recorded the reel on his last album, "The Road from Ballinakill," under the title "The Daisy Field." Rafferty came from the same East Galway area as did Kelly, the thinks its possible that the 'Daisy' title was the original name.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Vallely (Play 50 Reels with the Armagh Piper’s Club), 1982; No. 4, p. 4.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
See Paul Cranford's transcription in standard notation [2]

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