Quille’s reel

Also known as The Ground Ivy, John Quinn’s, Padraig O’Keefe’s, Quinn’s, Quinns.

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Quille’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Quille’s has been added to 10 tune sets.

Quille's has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Quille's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA BABc|dfed BE~E2|D2FA BABc|1 dBAG FGAF:|2 dBAG FGAc||
d2fd Adfa|g2fg eBBA|1 d2fd Adfa|gaea fddA:|2 f3e d3B|A3G FGAF||D8||
2
X: 2
T: Quille's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2FA BAF2|d2cd BEE2|D2FA BAFA|dBAF EDD2:|
d2fd d2fd|g2fg eBBA|d2fd d2fd|faeg fdd2|
d2fd d2fd|g2fg eBBA|g2fe dedB|ABAG FAd2|
3
X: 3
T: Quille's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA BAFA|d2cd BE3|D2FA BAFA|1 dBAG FDD2:|2 dBAG FDDA||
d2fd Adfd|fgfg eB3|d2fd Adfd|faea f d3|
d2fd Adfd|fgfg eB3|fgfe dedB|ABAG FAd2||
4
X: 4
T: Quille's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2FA BABc|dfed BEE2|D2FA BABc|dBAG FGAF:|
d2fd Adfa|g2fg eBBA|d2fd Adfa|gaea fddA|
d2fd Adfa|g2fg eBB2|~f3e ~d3B|ABAG FGAF||

Seven comments

Quille’s

From Jackie Daly & Seamus Creagh, Gael Linn Records, 1977.

You might like to try rolling those long notes in the repeat of the 2nd part as a variation, although they do sound very effective just drawn out.

Padraig O’Keeffe

"Quinn’s", as played by Padraig O’Keeffe (track #1 on "The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master - Padraig O’Keeffe) seems to be one and the same tune.

O’Keeffe’s version:

o’Keeffe’s setting seems to closer to this:

|:D2FA BAF2|d2cd BEE2|D2FA BAFA|dBAF EDD2:|
|d2fd d2fd|g2fg eBBA|d2fd d2fd|faeg fdd2|
|d2fd d2fd|g2fg eBBA|g2fe dedB|ABAG FAd2|

or close to it.

—DtM

1st part sounds like one of these ‘marching reels’…