Tommy Whelan's Reel

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X:1 T:Tommy Whelan's T:Humors of Loughrea T:Shores of Loughrea R:reel M:C| L:1/8 K:G DE|~G3A BA~A2|bgag egdB|GFGA BAGE|ABAG EGDE|! ~G3A BA~A2|bgag egdB|GFGABAGE|ABAG E2||! ef|gfeg fdBd|~g2 ef gaba|ge~e2 edBd|ea~a2 ag e2|! gfeg fdBd|~g2 ef gaba|gfge agaf|dgbg egdB||!



The Original Ballinakill Céilí Band 1929 l to r: Stephen Moloney, Tommy Whyte, Anna Rafferty, Gerry Moloney, Tommy Whelan. Photo courtesy Martin Fahy.
TOMMY WHELAN'S REEL (Ríl Thomáis Uí Fhaoláin). AKA and see "Humors of Loughrea," "Shores of Lough Reagh," "Whelan's Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major/E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Source Paddy Carty also called the tune “Shores of Lough Reagh. Tommy Whelan (1872-1951) was a member of the famed Ballinakill Ceili Band (East Galway, AKA Ballinakill Players), who, with Eddie Moloney, formed the flute playing portion of the highly influential band.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Flute player Paddy Carty (Ireland) [Breathnach/CRÉ III]; fiddler Tommy Coen and flute player Eddie Moloney (Co. Galway) [Breathnach/ CRÉ II].

Printed sources : - Breathanch (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 197, p. 102 (appears as “Gan anim/Untitled”). Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 87, p. 43.

Recorded sources : - Advent 3601, Joe Murtaugh - "Off to California" (1977). Green Linnet SIF 3067/Topic 12TS337, Charlie and Jack Coen – “The Branch Line" (1977). Musical Heritage 515531-H, Jimmy Hogan Trio - "Traditional Dance Music of Ireland" (1997). Shanachie Records 29001, "Paddy Carty" (1976).

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



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