Kitty Sheain’s reel

Also known as Callaghan’s, Nellie Donovan, Nellie O’Donovan, Nellie O’Donovan’s Highland Fling, Private Ass And Cart.

There are 58 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Byrne’s (a few times), The Glen Cottage (a few times), The Lady On The Island (a few times), The New Mown Meadows (a few times), The Rights Of Man (a few times).

Kitty Sheain's has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B2BB AFF2| GEEEBcBA| GABG AFGA| B2AF GEE2|
GABG AFFF| GEEE BcBA| GABG AFGA| B2AF GEE2|
defd e2dB| BAFA B2BA| defd egfe| dBAF GEE2|
defd e2dB| BAFA B2BA| dcde (3fga fe| dBAF E2GA|
ABC
X: 2
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F~F2A GE~E2|FDDF ABAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDE|
F~F2D GE~E2|FDDF AzAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDz||
(3Bcd ec d2ed|cAGE ~A3z|(3Bcd ec dged|cAGE EDDz|
(3Bcd ec dzed|cAGE ~A3B|czcd e~e2d|cAGE EDDE||
ABC
X: 3
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 AF GE E2 | FADF ABAG | F2 AF GE E2 | ABGE FD D2 :|
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AE E2 | cdec d2 cB | ABGE FD D2 |
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AEAB | cBcd efed | cAGE FD D2 ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | B2 Bd dcAc | d2 cA AGGA |
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | BABd dcAc | dBcA AGGe ||
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fgaf gfeg | fdcA AGGe |
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fefg abag | fdcA AGGA |]
ABC
X: 5
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c | B2dB c2Ac | dBcA BGGA | B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c |\
B2dB c2Ac |1 dBcA BGGA :|2 dBcA BGGg || fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag |\
fdcA BGGg | fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag | fdcA BGG2 :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
G2G>B A>FF>A|G<EE>G B>cB>A|G2G>B A>FF>A|1 B2A>F G<EE>F:|2 B2A>F G<EE>e||
d>ef>d e2d>c|B>F (3FFF B<FB>c|d>ef>d e2d>c|B>AF>A G<EE>e|
d>ef>d e2d>c|B<FF>F B>FB>c|d>cd>e f2f>e|d>BA>F G<EE>F||
ABC
X: 7
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
c>Bc>d e2 e>d | c>AG>E F<D ||
ABC
X: 8
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[2 f2 (bag f<de<c | d>Bc<A G2 ||
[2 f2 (3edc (3ded e>d | c<AG>E D2 ||
ABC
X: 9
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F3A GE E2| FD D2 ABAG| F3D GE E2| A2 GE FD D2|
F3A GE E2| FDDF ABAG| F3A GEFG| A2 GE FD D2||
|:(3Bcd ec d2 ed| cAGE A3d| (3Bcd ec dfed| cAGE FD D2|
(3Bcd ec d2 ed| cAGE A3d| c2 cd e3d| cAGE ED D2||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC

Twenty-five comments

Callaghan’s/the Doon

This is "Callaghan’s / The Doon" as posted by Dow, but in an anti-social key [ for flute players, anyway ].

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Hmm, the B-part’s a bit different though isn’t it?

I think this is the one Kathleen Collins recorded(in D) as Private Ass and Cart, which was said in the sleeve notes to be a version of Callaghans.

Asociated with Kitty Cunningham of Donegal.

Private Ass And Cart

Posted by LH in a recent discussion thread:

X:135
T:Private Ass and Cart
R:reel
H:a version of “Callahan’s” - from Barrell Rafferty
N:follows #129 Mike Flynn’s
D:Mike and Mary Rafferty, the Old Fireside Music.
Z:Lesl
M:C|
Q:1/2=70
K:D
F~F2A GE~E2|FDDF ABAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDE|
F~F2D GE~E2|FDDF AzAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDz||
(3Bcd ec d2ed|cAGE ~A3z|(3Bcd ec dged|cAGE EDDz|
(3Bcd ec dzed|cAGE ~A3B|czcd e~e2d|cAGE EDDE||

And the Kathleen Collins version I found on the net:

X:1
T: Private Ass & Cart
S: Kathleen Collins
Z: transcribed by B.Black
N: a version of “Callahan’s”
Q: 350
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
F2 AF GE E2 | FADF ABAG | F2 AF GE E2 | ABGE FD D2 :|
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AE E2 | cdec d2 cB | ABGE FD D2 |
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AEAB | cBcd efed | cAGE FD D2 ||

I also found this in the Irtrad archives, from O’Neill’s in a different key:

X: 1
T: Nellie O’Donovan
M: C|
L: 1/8
N: "collected by Cronin"
B: O’Neill’s 1394
Z: Transcribed by Bob Safranek
K: G
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | B2 Bd dcAc | d2 cA AGGA |
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | BABd dcAc | dBcA AGGe ||
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fgaf gfeg | fdcA AGGe |
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fefg abag | fdcA AGGA |]

Just found another one. But: hornpipe?!
Maybe he meant fling… That would figure. It’d make a great fling. ‘c’ can you work your magic on this one?

X: 49
T:Gan Ainm
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Dermy Diamond, Belfast (fiddle)
R:Hornpipe
D:Session tape - Mullach, Clare 1985
Z:Bernie Stocks
K:G
B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c | B2dB c2Ac | dBcA BGGA | B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c |\
B2dB c2Ac |1 dBcA BGGA :|2 dBcA BGGg || fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag |\
fdcA BGGg | fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag | fdcA BGG2 :|

As a fling ~

Made you look, ‘c’ :-)

How about this:

X: 1
T: Private Ass & Cart
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: fling
K: Emaj
G2G>B A>FF>A|G<EE>G B>cB>A|G2G>B A>FF>A|1 B2A>F G<EE>F:|2 B2A>F G<EE>e||
d>ef>d e2d>c|B>F (3FFF B<FB>c|d>ef>d e2d>c|B>AF>A G<EE>e|
d>ef>d e2d>c|B<FF>F B>FB>c|d>cd>e f2f>e|d>BA>F G<EE>F||

Hey, not quite, it was this that made me look:

"Just found another one. But: hornpipe?!" ~ but you are the source. Now to check this out… ;-)

“Private Ass & Cart” ~ stepping down

It was only E Major because, I suspect, it was probably old tuning…

R: highland fling
K: D Major
|: D>E |
F2 F>A G>EE>G | F<DD>F A>BA>G |
F2 F>A G>EE>G | A2 G>E F<D :|
D>d |
c>de>c d2 c>B | A>E (3EEE A<EA>B |
c>de>c d2 c>B | A>GE>G F<DD>d |
c>de>c d2 c>B | A<EE>E A>EA>B |
c>Bc>d e2 e>d | c>AG>E F<D ||

It’s your notes, just transposed and me adding a lead-in and stacking them for bar comparison… While we’re at it, I’ll have a Long Island Ice Tea… :-)

I quite like it in E as posted in the original submission. Wonder what the source was…

Not a great key for flutes but nice for the EC - have you tried it on EC, ‘c’?

I think I’m going to play it in E. My reason being that the Doon/Callaghan’s is sometimes played in sessions I go to, and it most often appears in D, as opposed to G which is how I posted it. If I were to start Kitty Sheain’s in D, it’s likely everyone would just go ahead and play that B-part. In E, it’s more likely that the fiddlers would pick it up as a new tune.

by "that B-part" I meant "the B-part for the Doon/Callaghan’s". It made sense at time of writing…

I just did a quick google search, and it looks like the source for the original posting was probably Altan’s Runaway Sunday. I don’t have that album myself so I can’t confirm this. I dearly wish people would state their source(s) after posting a tune. It’s not much to ask, really. I wouldn’t necessarily expect anyone to do that in a session of course, since session playing is a one off spontaneous event, but posting abc on an internet database intended to be a reference for international users is kind of different.

Dow made me do it ~ :-/ 8-)

"Nellie O’Donovan’s Fling"
R: highland fling
K: G Major
|: G>A |
B2 d>B c2 A>c | B>G (3GGG d>B (3cBA |
B>Gd>B c2 (3ABc | d>Bc<A G2 :|
|: G>g |
f>ga>f g>ef>d | c>A (AAA c2 A>g |
[1 f2 (3agf g2 (3bag | f>dc<A B>G :|
[2 f2 (bag f<de<c | d>Bc<A G2 ||


"Private Ass and Cart"
R: highland fling
K: D Major
|: D>E |
F>D (3FGA G>E (3EEE | F<DD>F A2 A>G |
F2 F>A G>EE>G | A<FG>E D2 :|
|: A>d |
(3Bcd e>c d2 e>d | c<AG>E A2 A>d |
[1 (3Bcd (3edc d>fe>d | c<AG>E D2 :|
[2 f2 (3edc (3ded e>d | c<AG>E D2 ||

What B-part are you on about? I will, of course, do as you suggest… My eyes are glazing over ~ nope ~ they were already glazed over… "Master!"

I was on about the one you yourself posted a link to.

"Master?" :-O

I mean G

Not……

It’s certainly NOT "The Dance Of The Honeybees". Who’s the shmuck who put that in as a title ?

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Someone should write jiggyhobbit ~ who seems to be another one that does the dump-and-run, not leaving any comment. Well, we can only try. If there’s not, then maybe Jeremy will remove that alternate title? :-/

Done! Now we wait………