Raheen Reel (3)

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RAHEEN REEL [3]. AKA and see "Galway Shawl (The)," “Murphy's Reel (3).” AKA – “Dingle Reel (The).” Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. From the Murphy Family, recorded with fiddler Kevin Burke on “Up Close” (1984), as the third tune of the “Raheen Reels”. Phil Murphy heard the tune at an early 1970’session during the "Fleadh Ceol" in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Phil’s son John believes that his father called the reel after the musicians whom he heard play it, who were from the Dingle (Co. Kerry) area. Fiddler Séamus Connolly & Laurel Martin print the tune in their book Forget Me Not (2002) as “Murphy’s.” Jack and Fr. East Galway/Bronx flute player Jack Coen called the tune "Galway Shawl (The)" , and remarked that it was popular with musicians in his part of Ireland when he was younger.

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Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1052, Kevin Burke – “Up Close” (1984). Green Linnet GLCD 1194, Patrick Street - "Live from Patrick Street" (1999).




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