Popular Reel Sets from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary?

Popular Reel Sets from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary?

Hi everyone, I’m looking for popular reels and reel sets from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary. I already know The Banks of the Ilen, The Scartaglen, and the Belles Of Tipperary. Any other selections would be much appreciated.

Re: Popular Reel Sets from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary?

"The Galtee Rangers / Glentown / Callaghan’s" are commonly played together. Other than that, I can’t think of any other "sets" specific to those counties.

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Re: Popular Reel Sets from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary?

Thanks to the both of you for the replies

Re: Popular Reel Sets from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary?

A nice example of the Galtee Rangers set is track 13 of https://thesession.org/recordings/4186 ,
and you can find a YouTube of Jacky Daly and Matt Cranitch with Conal O’Grada playing the set.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDHIRddAMcE

(as in the title of this video, the last reel is sometimes called "The Doon", but there are several reels
called that — most from Cal Callaghan, an uncle of Padraig O’Keefe, also the second reel is often
called "Dennis Murphy’s").

Jacky Daly called this set "the national anthem of Cork".
(But I could have sworn that the last reel in the set should be "The Dairymaid", but looking around here
I can’t find even one recorded example of the set with the Dairymaid instead of Callaghan’s.
I think I have some session recordings from "The Gathering" in Killarney where the Dairymaid was played
last, though.)

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There are a pair of polkas commonly played together which I heard played by - and learned them from - Maura and Siobhan O’Keeffe in Lorient in Brittany in 1983.
The 2 tunes together have been recorded by Paul McGrattan and Maura O’Keeffe, Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O’Sullivan, Caomhin O’Raghallaigh, and very possibly others too.
They are "The Moving Bog" [ aka "O’Sullivan’s ], and "O’Callaghan’s".
https://thesession.org/tunes/2069
https://thesession.org/tunes/5877

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