Callaghan’s reel

Also known as Callahan’s, Galtee Mountain Ranger, Galtee Mountains, The Galtee Mountains, Galtee Ranger, The Galtee Ranger, The Galtee Rangers, The Humours Of Galteemore, The Humours Of Galtymore.

There are 73 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Callaghan’s (lots of times), The New Mown Meadows (a few times), Denis Murphy’s (a few times).

Callaghan's has been added to 268 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|AFFE FEDE|~F3E F2dB|AFFE FEDE|F2BF FEE2|
AFFE FEDE|~F3E F2dB|AFFE FEDE|F2EG FDD2||
A3B A~F3|ABde fee2|fedB ABdB|ABde fedB|
A3B A~F3|ABde fee2|fedB ABdB|ABde fedB||
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ABC
X: 2
T: Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB|AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FABA FEEB|
|AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FAEG FD (3EFG||
|A3B A~F3|ABde feee-|fedB A/A/B dB|ABde fedB|
|AFAB A~F3|ABde feee-|fedB A/A/B dB|ABde fedB||
# Added .
ABC
X: 3
T: Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB|AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FABA FEEB|
AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FAEG FDE/F/G|
A3B A~F3|ABde fee2|fedc BcdB|ABde fedB|
AFAB A~F3|ABde fee2|fedc BcdB|ABde fedB|
ABC
X: 4
T: Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB |: AF{G}FE EFDE | F2FE FAdB | AFFE EFDE | FB~B2 FEEF |
| AFFE EFDE | F2FE FAdB | AFFE EFDE | (3FED EG FDD2 :|
|: A3B AF~F2 | ABde feeg | fded Bd~d2 | ABde fddB |
| A3B AF~F2 | ABde feeg | fded Bd~d2 | ABde fd~d2 :|
ABC

Eleven comments

Callaghans

I find this to be a lovely simple tune. I think there’s only 9 notes in it. I learnt it at a session a few years ago when I was lucky enough to spend some time in Clare. I remembered it recently when I heard "In Good Company". They make it simple but exquisite.

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Callaghans

I seem to remember that the "Callaghan’s" on Chieftains 2 and "Paddy In The Smoke" is one of the hornpipes of that name and not this reel.

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Cheiftans 2 and Paddy in the Smoke

That would be correct, no doubt. There’s a slight weakness with the cross-referencing of tune names on this site in that plenty of names have more than 1 tune attached to them, and all the different tunes with the name get linked. I don’t think that matters too much.

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Once more, with feeling

I like this simple setting from the lads on the opening track of A Clare Conscience. Just a few choice pick up notes (including a bowed triplet in the B part) to keep the melody flowing and provide lift. This is based on Aidan McMahon’s fiddling.

X: 1
T: Callahan’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
S: A Clare Conscience, Aidan McMahon and Anthony Quigney
K: Dmaj
dB|AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FABA FEEB|
|AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FAEG FD (3EFG||
|A3B A~F3|ABde feee-|fedB A/A/B dB|ABde fedB|
|AFAB A~F3|ABde feee-|fedB A/A/B dB|ABde fedB||

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Planxty

Also a nice hard-driving version of this on Planxty’s "After the Break." As with the Chieftains album, the link from the album listing is faulty—it goes to another tune called Now She’s Purring.

are the first and second parts always only played once ?

T:Callahan’s
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:aidan mcmahon-anthony quigney-donncha moynihan - a clare conscience
R:reel
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
K:D
dB|AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FABA FEEB|
AFFE FEDE|~F3E FAdB|AFFE FEDE|FAEG FDE/F/G|
A3B A~F3|ABde fee2|fedc BcdB|ABde fedB|
AFAB A~F3|ABde fee2|fedc BcdB|ABde fedB|

Galtee Ranger set

John Faulkner and Dolores Keane play a lovely set on their album Sail Óg Rua starting with this tune:

The set goes: The Galtee Ranger / Dennis Murphy’s / The Doon Reel

Great set! :-)

Galtee Mountains

Learned this tune from the Fiddlecase Books edition of Irish Traditional Fiddle Tunes.