Barrel Rafferty's Reel

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 Theme code Index    1235 1H3H1H6
 Also known as    Master McDermott, Master McDermott's Reel, McDermott's Reel (1), Josie McDermott's
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Richard Carlin
 Book/Manuscript title    Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 198, p. 118
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Artist    Mike Rafferty
 Title of recording    Celtic Winds: Irish Music in America
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Rounder Easy Disc EDIS 9011
 Year recorded    
 Media    
 Score   ()   


X: 1
T: Barrel Rafferty's
T: Master McDermott, McDermott's Reel, Josie McDermott's
R: reel
D: Kevin Griffin: Down in Doolin
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
A | D2 ED FAAB | d2 fe dB B2 | AF ~F2 DF A2 | BFAF EAFE |
D2 ED FAAB | d2 fe dB B2 | AF ~F2 D2 AF | EGFE D3 :|
A | df~f2 dfaf | g2bf affe | dBBA Bcde | fdgf e2 de |
faaf g2bf | affe dB B2 | AF~F2 D2 AF | EGFE D3 :||


BARREL RAFFERTY'S REEL. AKA - "McDermott's Reel (1)." AKA and see "Master McDermott's Reel." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Carlin): AABB' (Harker/Rafferty). The tune is similar to "Master McDermott's," composed or adapted by Michael McDermott in 1943, but also self-credited to Sean Maguire and Liam Donnelly. The title "Barrel Rafferty's" refers to the nickname of the flute-playing father of East Galway/New York flute player Mike Rafferty, whose lung capacity would fill a barrel. See also the related "Boys of the Lough," "Farewell to Erin (2)"/"Farewell to Eireann (2)."

A young Mike Rafferty and his father, Barrel Rafferty, at the family homestead, east Galway



Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; p. 118 (#198). Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 14, p. 5.

Recorded sources: Ossian 109, Kevin Griffin (reissue of "Down in Doolin"). Rounder Easy Disc EDIS 9011, Mike Rafferty - "Celtic Winds: Irish Music in America."

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