Cahir’s Kitchen reel

By Paddy Keenan

Also known as The Breton Breeze.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Cahir’s Kitchen has been added to 4 tune sets.

Cahir's Kitchen has been added to 129 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
X: 1
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DEFD|E2GB E2GA|B (3cBA B AGF|
E2GB E2GB|A2FA dAFD|EGFA GBAd|BAFG E4||
B2BG EGB2|A2FA DEFD|B2BG EGB2|BGcA dBcA|
B2BG EGB2|A2FA dAFD|(3EFG GA GBAc|BAFG E3f||
eBgf e2fd|dAfe d2fg|eBgf eBBA|BAGF GEEf|
eBgf eBfe|dA (3AAA FAd2|(3EFG FA GBAC|BAFG E3f||
eBgf eBfe|dAfe fAfg|eBgf eBBA|BAGF GEE2|
g2gf eBfe|dA (3AAA FAd2|(3EFG FA GBAc|BAFG E4||
# Added by burek .
2
X: 2
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE3(FED|E2GB E2GA|B_BBc BAGF|
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE3(FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BAFG E4||
eBgf eBfe|dAFA DE3(FED|eBgf eBBA|B_BBc BAGF|
eBgf eBfe|dAFA DE3(FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BAFG E4||
# Added by harry .
3
X: 3
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE (3FED|E2GB E2GA|B_BBc BAGF|
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE (3FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BAFG E4||
eBgf eBfe|dAFA DE (3FED|eBgf eBBA|B_BBc BAGF|
eBgf eBfe|dAFA DE (3FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BAFG E4||
4
X: 4
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B|E2GB E2GB|A2FA DEFD|E2GB E2GA|B3A BAGF|
E2GB E2GB|A2FA dAFD|(3EFG FA GBAc|BAFG E4||
A|BEGB EG B2|A2 FA DEFD|BeBG EFGE|BGcA dBcA|
B3G EG B2|A2FA dAFD|(3EFG FA GBAc|BAFG E3f||
eBgf eBfe|dAfe dAgf|eBgf eB B2|BAGF GE E2|
eBgf eBfe|dA A2 FAd2|(3EFG FA GBAc|BAFG E3f||
eBgf eBfe|dAfe dAgf|eBgf e3f|g3a bagf|
eBgf eBfe|dA A2 FAd2|(3EFG FA GBAc|BAFG E4||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
K: Em
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE (3FED|E2 GB E2 GB|B^A Bc B=A GF|
E2GB E2GB|A2 FA DE (3FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BA GF E4:|
eB gf eB fe|dA FA DE (3FED|eB gf eB B^A|B2 Bc BA GF|
eB gf eB fe|dA FA DE (3FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BA GF E4:|
6
X: 6
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
e|A2ce A2ce|d2Bd GABG|A2ce A2cd|e3d edcB|
A2ce A2ce|d2Bd gdBG|(3ABc Bd cedf|edBc A4||
d|eAce Ac e2|d2 Bd GABG|eaec ABcA|ecfd gefd|
e3c Ac e2|d2Bd gdBG|(3ABc Bd cedf|edBc A3b||
aec'b aeba|gdba gdc'b|aec'b ae e2|edcB cA A2|
aec'b aeba|gd d2 Bdg2|(3ABc Bd cedf|edBc A3b||
aec'b aeba|gdba gdc'b|aec'b a3b|c'3d' e'd'c'b|
aec'b aeba|gd d2 Bdg2|(3ABc Bd cedf|edBc A4||
# Added by JACKB .
7
X: 7
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
d|G2Bd G2Bd|c2Ac FGAF|G2Bd G2Bc|d3c dcBA|
G2Bd G2Bd|c2Ac fcAF|(3GAB Ac Bdce|dcAB G4||
c|dGBd GB d2|c2 Ac FGAF|dgdB GABG|dBec fdec|
d3B GB d2|c2Ac fcAF|(3GAB Ac Bdce|dcAB G3a||
gdba gdag|fcag fcba|gdba gd d2|dcBA BG G2|
gdba gdag|fc c2 Acf2|(3GAB Ac Bdce|dcAB G3a||
gdba gdag|fcag fcba|gdba g3a|b3c' d'c'ba|
gdba gdag|fc c2 Acf2|(3GAB Ac Bdce|dcAB G4||
# Added by JACKB .
8
X: 8
T: Cahir's Kitchen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
e|"Am"A2ce A2ce|"G"d2Bd "Em"GABG|"Am"A2ce A2cd|"E7"e3d edcB|
"Am"A2ce A2ce|"G"d2Bd "Em"gdBG|"Fmaj7"(3ABc Bd cedf|"E7"edBc "Am"A4||
d|"Am"eAce Ac e2|"G"d2 "Em"Bd GABG|"Am"eaec ABcA|"E7"ecfd gefd|
"Am"e3c Ac e2|d2"G"Bd "Em"gdBG|"Fmaj7"(3ABc Bd cedf|"E7"edBc "Am"A3b||
"Am"aec'b "Amb7"aeba|"Am7"gdba "Am6"gdc'b|"Fmaj7"aec'b ae e2|"E7"edcB cA A2|
"Am"aec'b "Amb5"aeba|"Am7"gd d2 "Am6"Bdg2|"Fmaj7"(3ABc Bd cedf|"E7"edBc "Am"A3b||
"Am"aec'b "Amb5"aeba|"Am7"gdba "Am6"gdc'b|"Fmaj7"aec'b a3b|"E7"c'3d' "Am"e'd'c'b|
"Am"aec'b "Amb5"aeba|"Am7"gd d2 "Am6"Bdg2|"Fmaj7"(3ABc Bd cedf|"E7"edBc "D9"A4||
# Added by JACKB .

Ten comments

Beautiful played slowly.

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Simpler setting

This is how we play it way down south. This version came from Warrnambool. Goes well after Dunmore Lasses.

T: Cahir’s Kitchen
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE3(FED|E2GB E2GA|B_BBc BAGF|
E2GB E2GB|A2FA DE3(FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BAFG E4||
eBgf eBfe|dAFA DE3(FED|eBgf eBBA|B_BBc BAGF|
eBgf eBfe|dAFA DE3(FED|(3EFG (3FGA (3GAB (3ABc|BAFG E4||

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a hornpipe, more like, as played by angels up on high!

(Just added a setting which tries to fix the rhythms of the second setting here. I don’t play this tune at all, so I’ve no idea if it’s correct, but at least it looks better.)

Looks better?

in your opinion - it sounds awful with all those B flats

B flat

I assume that phrase is actually supposed to go like |B_B=Bc BAGF| (or probably rather |B^ABc B=AGF|).
It does look better now anyway. 🙂

Re: Cahir’s Kitchen

Composed by Paddy Keenan I’m told. Anyone know if this is correct?

Re: Cahir’s Kitchen

Yes, Paddy did compose it. It’s on his 2nd solo recording, "Port An Phiobaire", which I’ve been listening to just recently. On the disc label, side 2, it says "[ Track ] #2 Cahir’s Kitchen music Paddy Keenan".

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