The West Cork reel

Also known as An Spailpin Fanach, An Spailpín Fánach, Spailpin Fanach, Tom Sullivan’s, Tom Sullivan’s Polka, Tom’s.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

The West Cork has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The West Cork
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
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||

Four comments

Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy

From the album notes from "The Wind Among the Reeds"

"The West Cork Reel was learnt from the playing of John Kelly who had been a member of Seán Ó Riada’s folk orchestra, Ceoltóirí Chualann. The tune, of which there is also a polka version, was collected by Ó Riada in west Cork. "