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Tune ID#2894 (Father Kelly's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Father Kelly's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Father Kelly's / Father Kelly's Reel / Ríl an Athar Uí Cheallaigh / The Monsignor's Blessings / The Hurricane's Victory / Over the Bog Road (2nd in Jackie Coleman Set on JCt 1) (compare Glen Allen #730)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19807#1
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (banjo).
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~19944#2
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo).
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~19984#3
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
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~200312#1
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #36 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #255 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1979