West Cork Reel (The)

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X:682 T:West Cork Reel, The R:reel H:Same tune as polka #109 (The Spailpin Fanach) D:Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy: The Wind among the Reeds Z:hn-reel-682 M:C| K:G Bcde fddc|dggf ~g3a|b2ag fdde|1 fdcA ~G3A:|2 fdcA G2ga|| bgag fdda|bgaf ~g3a|bgag fdde|fdcA G2ga| bgag fdda|bgab c'2ba|bgag fdde|fdcA ~G3A||

WEST CORK REEL, THE. AKA and see “Ghile Beag lé m'Anam Thú," "Molly Jones," "Spailpín Fánach (2) (The), "Tom Sullivan's (Polka).” Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’B. The tune is played in Ireland’s Sliabh Luachra region as a polka in the key of ‘D’ major (see "Tom Sullivan's (Polka)"). The alternate title “Spailpín Fánach (2) (The)” comes from Joe Conway from Rathmore, reports Alan Ward in the booklet to Julia Clifford’s album. According to the liner notes of John Kelly's recording, the source for the tune was Seán Ó Riada, who collected it from an old musician in West Cork. Kelly was a member of Ó Riada’s trad. ensemble, Ceoltóirí Chualann.

See note for "Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?" for more information on this tune family.

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Kells Music KM9505, Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy – “The Wind Among the Reeds.” Topic, Julia Clifford – “The Humours of Lisheen” (appears as untitled polka). Topic Records TSDL1504, "John Kelly--Fiddle and Concertina Player" (originally recorded 1975).

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

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