Porthole of the Kelp (The)

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PORTHOLE OF THE KELP. Irish, Reel. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Clare fiddler Bobby Casey is often credited with composing the tune. The tune appears under the “Porthole” title on his album “Taking Flight.” The tune is a member of the family of Dorian mode tunes that includes “Custom Gap (The)” and “Tuttle's Reel," and, more distantly, the mixolydian “Mills are Grinding (1) (The).”

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Recorded sources: Mulligan Records, Bobby Casey – “Taking Flight” (1979).




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