Quille’s reel

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

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Boys Of Portaferry (a few times).

Quille’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Quille's has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Three 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
|| "last time" 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 ||

Six 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’…