Speed the Plough (2)

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X:212 T:Speed the Plough R:reel D:Molloy, Peoples, Brady D:Paul McGrattan: The Frost Is All Over Z:id:hn-reel-212 M:C| K:D d3A BAFB|AF~F2 EFDE|F2AF G2BG|ABde fgfe| d2dA BAFB|AF~F2 EFDE|F2AF G2BG|1 ABde fddc:|2 ABde fdde|| |:fa~a2 afdf|gefd edBd|faab afdB|ABde feeg| faaf afdf|gefd edBA|F2AF G2BG|1 ABde fdde:|2 ABde fgfe|| P:Variations: |:dedA BAFB|AF~F2 EFDE|F2AF ~G3B|ABde fdef| dA~A2 BAFB|AF~F2 EFDE|F2AF GABG|1 ABde fgfe:|2 ABde fdde|| |:faaf afdf|gefd edBd|faaf ~a3f|ABde fe~e2| faab afdf|gefd edBA|F2AF G2BG|1 ABde fdde:|2 ABde fdef||



SPEED THE PLOUGH [2] (Deifrigh leis an gCéachta). AKA and see “Charlie Mulvihill's Reel (2),” “Cronin's Fancy Hornpipe,” “Johnny Cronin's Fancy,” “Kilfenora Reel (3),” “O'Keeffe's Reel (2),” “O'Keeffe's Speed the Plough,” “Tom Billy's Reel (3)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Alewine, Harker/Rafferty): AA'BB (Breathnach). The tune is associated with Co. Kerry, Ireland, where it is known as one of the “Doon Reels” (from the playing of Sliabh Luachra fiddle master Pádraig O’Keeffe {1887-1963}, who played six reels—‘from Doon’—one after the other) and where it sometimes goes by the title “Doon Reel.” Sliabh Luachra (Co. Kerry) fiddlers Denis Murphy (1910-1974) and Julia Clifford (1914-1963) recorded it as “Mulvihill's Reel” on their album “Kerry Fiddles,” referring to Bronx, New York, accordion player Charlie Mulvihill. Paddy Cronin recorded the tune on a 78 RPM disc about 1952, and the melody sometimes bears his name (“Paddy Cronin's Reel”). Similarly, flute player Mike Rafferty played the tune with Paddy’s brother, fiddler Johnny Cronin, and sometimes called the tune “Johnny Cronin's Fancy.” There is a related, untitled, reel in Breathnach’s CRÉ V (1999, No. 201, p. 96). O’Neill’s “Magpie's Nest (The)” could be considered a distant variant.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - flute player Matt Molloy & fiddler Tommy Peoples (Donegal, Ireland) [Breathnach]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken’s Lips), 1987; p. 31. Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 92, p. 45. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 100, p. 31. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 93, p. 53. Vallely (Play Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club, vol. 3); 14.

Recorded sources : - Claddagh CC5, Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford- “The Star Above the Garter.” Mulligan Records LUN 017, "Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples" (1978). Ossian OSS CD 130, Sliabh Notes – “Along Blackwater’s Banks” (2002). Topic 12T309, Padraig O’Keeffe, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford - “Kerry Fiddles” (appears as “The Doon”). Topic 12T357, Johnny O’Leary - “Music for the Set” (1977. Appears as “Charlie Mulvihill’s”).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [1]



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