John Kelly’s Favourite reel

Also known as John Kelly’s, John Kelly’s Favorite.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

John Kelly’s Favourite appears in 1 other tune collection.

John Kelly's Favourite has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: John Kelly's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2GF GABG|AGEF GABc|d2Bd ~g3d|edBe dBAB|
G2GF GABG|AGEF GABc|d2Bd GdBG|1 A(G{A}G)F G2c/B/A:|2 A(G{A}G)F GABd||
e3g edBc|d2de dBAB|~c3A ~B3G|A2AB AGEF|
G2GF GABG|AGEF GABc|d2Bd gdBG|1 A(G{A}G)F GABd:|2 A(G{A}G)F G4||

Four comments

John Kelly’s Favourite

Great tune that I first heard on the Cobblestone Sessions CD, played by Tommy Martin & Michelle O’Brien… and I’ve rarely heard anyone else playing it that hadn’t learnt it from the same recording:

The sleevenotes have this down as John Kelly’s - I’ve added the “Favourite” to distinguish it from the polka by the same name.

Re: John Kelly’s Favourite

Do you a source that appends “Favourite” as you have done? Did you change it to be that way on the recording listing or was that the way it was originally put in Edgar Bolton?

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Re: John Kelly’s Favourite

“put in by Edgar Bolton”

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Re: John Kelly’s Favourite

No, it was me. Purely to stop it identifying the wrong tune when you click through. I know that’s not strictly accurate according to the sleeve notes, but at least it’s finding the right tune now!